Thursday, 24 January 2013


After the usual routine of feeding and mucking out we decided to strim the alpacas' toe nails which are a bit overdue for attention.   We set up the pens as we do for husbandry which turned out to be a waste of time because they really did not need doing.   We can only assume that being in the barn they actually wear their toe nails down a bit on the concrete, even though in most places it is quite deeply covered with straw and hay.

The snow is now melting fast and being replaced by really sticky and horrible mud.   The dogs now have to be hosed down every day before they can come indoors.  All of them except Romie are very good and quite prepared for a freezing soaking if there is a tit bit at the end.    They soon warm up when they get indoors after a brisk rub with the towel.

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