Nov. 20, 2018

A walk for the body and soul

Everywhere you go nowadays you hear people talking about healthy living - about the fruit and vegetables they have eaten this week, or the amount of steps they have taken and so on. But is that really so good for you, counting what you do so you can be better than the Jones's down the road. Sure, we shouldn't be dissing wholesome living. But is trying to out-do others healthy? Is there a better way to do it, to achieve a healthy way of life?

There is. What is it? I hear you ask. Well, it involves walking all right; but with a little bit of a twist. 

Let me just say before I begin to explain, I have a 'finger in the pie' I'm about to talk about.

Imagine if you could go for a twenty-minute or half-hour walk that will help you feel better both physically and mentally. You'd probably say that you could only experience such a feeling after being to some sort of virtual reality place. Not true. You can actually achieve such a great feeling after bringing alpacas for a walk.

Bring alpacas for a walk? I hear you saying, probably with a little disdain in your voice. Well, it's true. Alpacas have something within their make-up that seems to be able to draw out the the bad thoughts and feelings that lurk in the human mind, the thoughts that are just waiting their chance to make you feel down again. You know the ones. I've seen people coming to our farm, walk some of our boys and breaking into infectious smiles. In some cases they have even opened to inform us of what was bothering them. And then when they have finished their walk, they just smile. Now that is a walk for the body and soul. If you haven't experienced it, you probably would not believe it. And I don't blame you because it just sounds incredible. The truth is - it is.

In this age of racing around, trying to be the best and trying to be the fittest, it might be time to just take stock and decide what is important; does it include pretending to be the best on the outside; or just being you with a wellness that nature can help you achieve.

We may be letting out our alpacas for walks and it may seem like this is just an advert for walking our animals at Hilltop Farm Alpacas, but there is a wellness in this activity that is worth more to you than some of the stuff sold to you by those who supposedly know what's good for you. Avacado might be one of the foods of this decade but alpacas have always been good for the human sould for almost 6,000 years.

Come along and see for yourself.