Secluded  Wood Farm 

Alpacas, Anatolians  & Easter Egger Hens


Welcome to Secluded Wood Alpacas blog.

This part of our website is a chronicle of setting up and running our new alpaca farm in Sooke, BC.    We started with a house on 4 acres of forested land and needed to end up with a property suitable for raising alpacas and assorted other critters.

This is our journey.

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Alpaca Killed by Dogs

Posted on January 31, 2015 at 4:10 PM

An alpaca was killed by neighborhood dogs recently, just kilometers north of us. Here is a link to the story.

Even well trained and behaved dogs can be very unpredictable around livestock and should never be allowed to roam. A friend brought her extremely well trained dog to the farm for a visit. Once inside the pasture this consistently well behaved dog instantly st...

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Get in the Spirit

Posted on December 11, 2014 at 7:05 PM

Get in the Spirit with our most popular items this winter... The Spirit Bear hats and headbands.

Inspired by the Great White Spirit Bear, or Kermode bear, which is found only in British Columbia, Canada, our Spirit Bear design is going quickly and will not return to these parts until next fall.  So get your Spirit Bear now.


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Sherpa Hats

Posted on December 7, 2014 at 3:45 PM

Our Ear Flap Toques are inspired by the traditional hats worn in the Peruvian Andes, the ancestral home of the Alpaca.

They are also worn by the peoples of the Himalayas giving rise to the name Sherpa Hats.

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100% Natural Alpaca Fibre Dryer Balls

Posted on December 3, 2014 at 3:10 PM

Detox your laundry by using 100% Natural Alpaca Fiber Dryer Balls.

Fabric Softeners and Dryer Sheets can contain all kinds of harmful chemicals, including hidden fragrance chem...

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Getting ready for the cold.

Posted on October 26, 2014 at 10:15 PM

As the weather is getting cooler, our thought go to the wonderful warmth of alpaca fibre. Last seasons shearing has returned from the fibre mill as luxurious scarves, hats, head bands & socks.