The reason for the dirt in fleeces

Monday, October 10, 2016 If you’ve ever walked in our pastures you might have noticed huge crater like holes.  The alpacas love these spots. Not only that, they made these spots! They love to roll in dirt (as a way to keep themselves free of parasites). So they find a weak spot in the grass and roll in it until it becomes just dirt, and then the more they roll, the deeper the hole gets.  Voilà, the perfect dust bathing hole. They do know how to get what they want!  Happy Monday!

Photo of the day:   Lincoln and Maybelline stand in one of the dust bathing holes. lincoln-marigold

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