I am Sue McAuley and my love affair with the Wairarapa began in 2006 when I purchased an amazing 36-acre property just north of Masterton. I divided this into two 10-acre blocks (which I sold) and a 16-acre block for me.
My property is called Gallin Farm in memory of my grandfather, August Guhl, who was born in a little village in northern Germany called Gallin.
My journey with alpacas began in 2010 when I purchased two females with cria at foot and their two wether cousins. I decided that these fascinating animals would be light on the land and would be easy for one person to handle.
My herd is now growing and becoming darker – I aim to breed beautiful blacks with fine soft fleece.
This year I have introduced a Bed & Breakfast / Farmstay aspect to the farm so that I can indulge my love of cooking and use the produce in my orchard and large vegetable garden. Guests can enjoy magnificent scenery along with the daily antics of the alpacas.