Summer Brook Valley Farm Alpacas is a small family farm located in Central Connecticut at Middletown featuring high quality huacayas and honest, outstanding service. Life with alpacas is fun, relaxing, and inspirational. Alpacas are a lifestyle that cannot be beat.
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.