alpacas keep cool

See ya later~

Friday, June 30, 2017  This will be the last update I'll be able to make until I return from my visit to Kentucky to visit my mom. She's in as assisted living center there and a visit is in order. I'm grateful not to have to worry about crias arriving…
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baaaaaa part 2

Tuesday, June 27, 2017  The sheep saga continues. Most of the alpacas have come to realize that the new neighbors are harmless, but there are a few who just won't quit with the alarm calls! So yesterday I thought maybe they needed a closer look and I opened the gate…
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Sharing the shade

Tuesday, June 5, 2017  It's definitely warming up in Woodland! Today we'll see high temps of over 80°. Alpacas will need to be in the shade for sure this afternoon. Imagine standing out in the sun in your warmest winter coat and you'll understand why. Our 7 yr old grandson…
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Summertime?

Tuesday, May 30, 2017  Our irrigation pumps are working, the screens are up on the house windows, flower baskets are hanging on the porch. It feels like winter finally let go! The alpacas are looking for shade in the barn more often and we're enjoying daylight til after 9 p.m.…
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July 27, 2016

Wednesday, July 27, 2016  Another hot one here today, so the alpacas are spending much of their time by the creek in the afternoons. They also like to hang out in front of the fans in the shade of the barn. So if you don't see any of them on the cam, don't…
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Happy first day of Summer!

Tuesday, June 21, 2016  Well, where I come from June 21 is the first day of summer, so that's how we're calling it here!  Happy first Day of Summer! It's also my sister's birthday, so Happy Birthday to the best present my parents ever gave me, Jan Parcell!    It's been pretty…
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Keep it cool

Thursday, June 25, 2015  I guess I should not complain about our warm temps here since we are always cooler than the Salt Lake Valley, but 88 (our predicted high today) is too hot when you work outside! I'll be seeking shady spots for the next few days, just like…
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For the guys

Monday, June 22, 2015  During birthing season, it might seem we don't pay much attention to our boys.  But yesterday we opened up a new area for them to enjoy. It's shady and cool and has so much new grass to eat! They have to walk on a bridge over…
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Superbowl games for alpacas

Monday, February 2, 2015  It happens every spring, but it doesn't usually happen in February. One alpaca sees a patch of grass poking through the snow and collaborates with the herd to take a fence apart to get to it.  Oh yes they did.  Straight to the creek they ran,…
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Wonderful water

Sunday, July 6, 2014  Another hot day is forecasted for Woodland.  We are so fortunate that we can use the water in our creek to irrigate the pastures or they'd all be brown by now. I can't even remember the last time it rained.  Isabella's udder is about down to…
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Clever babies

Saturday, July 5, 2014  Whoa it was warm here yesterday! So of coursse the alpacas were in and out of the water all day.  At one point I was concerned because I couldn't find Minnie's new little boy Baron, but then I realized not only is he cute, but very…
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July already?

Tuesday, July 1, 2014  It's July?  How did that happen?  LOL  Barely a week ago it was snowing here! Temps will heat up this week so we'll be keeping the alpacas in the shade as much as we can.  The very pregnant moms do not tolerate heat very well.  Minnie…
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