Wednesday, 19 June 2019

My first jobs of the day are cleaning out the hen house and letting the female alpacas our of their shelter.  When the weather is bad I shut them in over night as some of them are pregnant.  This is to make sure that they are in a dry and secure place in case they give birth early in the morning.

It is quite funny to see two or three of the hens dash over to the alpaca shelter first thing when they are let out.   They have decided that the hay racks in the shelter are ideal nesting boxes and there are usually three or four eggs to be found in the shelter during the day.   The alpacas seem to take care not to break the eggs when they are feeding.

We keep the alpacas in the same field as the hens to guard them against fox attacks.
Click on the photo to see our range of hand knitted hats and mittens as well as alpaca socks in a variety of colours and types.

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