We left it as long as possible before ordering more hay and straw for the alpacas in the hope that we could pick a dry day and one when Nick was here to help. The hay loft is wonderful but high so we have a system between three of us.
Michelle from a neighbouring farm delivered a load of 50 small bales of hay and 10 bales of straw. She drives a huge tractor and trailer as if it was a mini!!
She threw the bales down and Nick and I piled them on the barn floor. After Michelle left Nick went up into the hayloft and Mike was below with our tractor. My job was to load three bales at a time into the tractor bucket for Mike to lift up to Nick in the loft to unload. It went very smoothly but we were all ready for a break and a cuppa. The cat took the opportunity to have a cuddle on my lap.
As you can see from the photos, the alpacas just look at it as lunch arriving - it's easy for them!!!