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About the Owners Alice & Kevin

Despite not coming from a farming background, Alice has always been fascinated by animals for as long as she can remember. For over a decade, Alice has worked with an interesting variety of animals including owls, reindeer, goats, horses and sheep! As well as managing their Glamping business and Fostings Alpacas, Alice works as a virtual Project Manager, helping coaches around the globe streamline and scale their businesses. 

As a 6th generation farmer, Kevin has farming in his blood. He farms with his dad and brother, harvesting crops and caring for their livestock. During the rest of the year, Kevin can be found running his own agricultural contracting business or repairing and maintaining the farm’s machinery. 

We were purposefully introduced over a chilli con carne one evening by a mutual friend who knew we were both passionate about living and breathing the countryside. Despite neither of us actually liking chilli con carne, we hit it off! After 3 years together, Alice moved in with Kevin and his parents to live at the farm and we haven't looked back.  

About Fostings Alpacas

With traditional farming becoming harder each passing year and changes in consumer demand creating additional pressure, it was evident that diversification was needed as the farm was unable to support the family...

So, Alice & Kevin looked for animals that could be kept in fewer numbers (to allow for a high standard of welfare), not require too much grazing ground (so the sheep still had plenty too), and bring in reliable income in the future. Que alpacas! Alice had already worked with alpacas and invited Kevin to attend an alpaca husbandry course with her to see if it was something they wanted to pursue... Having both fallen in love with alpacas, Alice & Kevin made the decision to start their own herd! 

Alice & Kevin purchased their first group of 4 alpacas in summer 2018 from a local breeder and have been busy ever since, growing their herd size by welcoming cria each year, purchasing additional breeding females and selecting stud males for the breeding programme. 

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About Fostings Farm

Fostings Farm is a 90-acre, family-run working farm, sat upon the Radnor Valley in Kinnerton, near Presteigne in Mid Wales. Elevated at an average of 1,300ft above sea level, it offers incredible views of the valley below and the surrounding Black Mountains, Hergest Ridge, Clee Hill and the Brecon Beacons. 

Kevin's parents purchased the land at Fostings in 1997 to run alongside their existing farm (that Kevin's Grandad purchased) about 1.5 miles down the road.