Sunday, February 24, 2013

Alpaca Update

It's been a while since the alpacas have been featured, so here are some "candids" from this afternoon. Hanging out: Greta, Moonstar, Tenny and Leven. Leven is now 5.5 months old. Leven often has one stray piece of hay hanging from his mouth! Looks like a country lad from days gone by. Getting ready for show season with a nice pose: I am the best. Please look no further... (Ahem... Don't get ahead of yourself there, big guy!) Cassidy is a Momma's girl, always hiding behind Bella. And acting like a bully already too. More food please, or else. Cassidy is really growing up. She is just over 7 months old and looking very big. Cassidy gives great kisses and is always curious and comes right up to investigate. She often has her neck hanging way outside of the fencing sniffing something or someone on the other side! Dark Star is still looking regal. Loves a good roll in the hay. And dust baths. In spite of the fact that we nearly eliminated dust in his pen. He finds a way to roll in some no matter what. Another "ready to show" shot. I don't think there is much hope for his fiber though. We will probably have to shave him before the show. This scene greeted me when I opened the nesting box this afternoon. Our chickens are busily laying eggs at the rate of 1-2 a day. Heinrich's (the brown one) are HUGE - between 75-80 grams per egg!! Athena's are small and such a pretty color, slightly pink and creamy. Both are delicious! Which reminds me: it's time for dinner!

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