Saturday, March 7, 2009

Daylight Savings but still Winter

It seems so strange to be setting the clocks ahead when we still have over a foot of snow on the ground. The alpacas don't seem to mind though because thanks to Chuck, they have some room to move around. He clears a nice area for them with the tractor. They actually spend more time outside in the winter than they do in the summer because of the bugs.

Winter has been quite uneventful. Chuck built the alpacas some lovely new hay feeders designed by our friends at Mt. Brook. I'll have to put pictures up soon so you can see them. They work very nicely--wheel in and out of the barn to protect the hay from the weather and much less hay is wasted.

The boys seem to "scrap" more in the winter--bored without the pasture to roam in. Skye and Thunder go at it quite regularly and there is occasional blood on them, its hard to see where it is coming from.

Other than that we are waiting for green grass and shearing time--just eight weeks away!