The Paso Ligero Philosophy
So what is this "treading lightly" philosophy all about? Well, it is important enough to me that I named the farm after it - Paso Ligero means tread lightly in Spanish - a nod to the Latin American roots of the alpaca. The alpaca in many ways represents the idea well, almost literally. With their soft-padded feet, they do very little harm to the pastures on which they graze, and graze rather lightly in comparison to many of the more traditional or conventional livestock.