Monday, January 17, 2011
Welcome, New Woolies!
(Bella, left - 'Greta, right)
Time flies when you are having fun! We welcomed our third alpaca, Bella Oak, to the farm two weekends ago. Bella came with her friend Sassafrass (or Sassy, for short), who will keep Moonstar company.
Moonstar and Sassafrass are still young and growing which means they eat higher protein hay. These animals don't like to be alone, even if they can see each other in the next pen. So the breeders allowed us to borrow Sassafrass.
(Moonstar, left - Sassy, right)
Unfortunately, there was some bad news: Bella is no longer pregnant. Her cria was reabsorbed some time in December. The breeders did bring the ultrasound machine so we could see 'Greta's cria developing nicely. If things progress as planned, the new cria will be born mid-August.
After a few days of getting used to each other and the new environment, the alpacas and the dog have settled in to their new routine.
The routine consists mostly of eating hay all day!