The weather is getting warmer and the alpaca's fleece is thick. They have just two weeks to wait until the sheering day happens. In the meantime, to keep the boys cool we play in the hose. Coconut cannot contain his excitement.
Last night, I was woken out of a dead sleep to this very loud noise. The sounds traveled from the alpaca paddock into the closed house. I thought animals were dying. I ran out, barely dressed into the freezing night to find the alpacas alerting. A dog must have barked or perhaps they saw a coyote. I feared I would find a wounded alpaca. Luckily, I did not. When they saw me they stopped alerting and looked at me as if to say "what is the big deal and where are your clothes woman?!"
Leading the boys into their stall for the first time. They were eager to please, except for Eddie who has a mind of his own.
We just added a second paddock for the boys to allow rotation for grass growth. They love the new space. We have added a new camera so I we can monitor them remotely. Also, sharing here for anyone who is curious to know what an alpaca does all day. They don't do much, but will post funny clips for those that are interested in a laugh.
The new paddock offers irresistible dirt to roll in.
The boys have a lot to say.