Sunday, September 12, 2010

Late Summer to Fall

We love this time of year.  The females have all delivered their babies safely.  The mothers are fine and the babies (called crias) are healthy and growing every day.  We start planning what Fall alpaca shows we want to go to and start training the yearlings for the show ring. They sometimes balk at being put in halters and led around, but soon grow used to it. We also have fun deciding who to mate to whom, in hopes of improving our overall herd. Almost all the hay is in and it feels good to have a barn full of sweet-smelling hay.

1 comment:

  1. Nice blog spot Aunt Bobbie! Mmm, sweet hay. I can smell it now. Let us know if you wiill be at a show in VT. Maybe we can visit you.