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Boys of summer

I thought this made a cute picture of the two little alpaca crias together… Gran Torino and hey you! The boys were laying around together in the shade under the trees. Gran Torino looks like he’s whispering secrets in Elisabetta’s boy’s ear. This was the season for almost all boys… …

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Alpaca Tent

Our alpaca barn needed a break! Other alpaca owners contacted us asking what they can do about their alpacas messing up their barn. Some people put down different flooring in their barn to help keep it clean. We tried sand, chat and river gravel to name a few. Filling in …

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Raccoon

Raccoon

We have raccoons visiting every evening after we feed the alpacas. Mama raccoon had four babies so she’s very hungry and thirsty. She usually comes by herself and leaves her babies at home. I guess she’s not finding much to eat with the extreme heat. The other day she was …

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Stay Cool

The alpacas are so hot but they’re making the best of it this summer. They stay in the barn most of the day in front of the fans to stay cool. When we come back with fresh water from town they can’t wait to get a drink right from the …

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Grasshoppers everywhere

This has been one rough summer. We have so many grasshoppers that it looks like one of the plagues from the bible. I took a picture of one of those little hoppers. When he’s all by himself he doesn’t look so tough but when he’s with his friends and family… …

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No Water

No rain on our alpaca farm equals no water for us or the alpacas! It is so dry here that even Walnut Creek is down to only a few puddles. To add insult to injury we’ve had over 100 degrees every day for so long that I can’t remember the …

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