We sold our female herd on September of 2013 and are now out of the Alpaca business. Thank you for reading my 590 something posts. Hope that you have enjoyed our experiences with this wonderful animal - ALPACA.
Monday, March 3, 2014
We sold our entire herd of female alpacas Sept.of 2013 and they went to a wonderful family. It felt great to know that our girls were all together and going to a bigger farm with loving people. We kept 6 male alpacas - all geldings for pets - AS WE LOVE ALPACAS.
Thanks again for reading my blog and I hope that you are lucky enough to love animals as they are gifts to us from God.
The Great Pyrenees getting ready for the night watch at our farm. You can see the livestock dogs wrestling and running around the fields right at dusk before they go on night duty protecting the alpacas from predators at night. They have done a fantastic job because in 10 years we have never had an incidence. Knock on Wood.
My husband and I spent a few days power-washing the barn and organizing the inside. I have to say that it looks marvelous. I am a very particular about having a clean house and barn with all of our animals. I believe that you can't be too clean where animals and people are together. Not only does it look nice but it promotes a healthy environment.
Alpacas are very nosy creatures. I make a quick run up to the fence whenever I see the alpacas staring at something in the fields. I can't tell you how many times when I see them staring like pictured above it has been a snapping turtle and or box turtles. We have been very fortunate with the snapping turtles as they have never snapped at the alpacas or the Pyrenees dogs. I have removed all turtles with little incidence and taken them down to the creek. Lucky we have not had any incidences with snakes. We have had a few bunnies in the fields which hysterically the alpacas did their danger shriek and I ran out in a panic only to see a baby bunny. That always cracks me up their fear of bunnies not snapping turtles with sizable jaws.