Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Snow Day

This is the first time in many years that the boys had a place to sled.
With 5 inches of snow, covered with a crispy coating of ice, it was a great day to blow the cobwebs off the sledding equipment and have a run at it.

The ever-smiling Duende checking out the flakes. We tried showing how to catch them on his tongue, but he'd rather have hay.
The girls know what to do during the snow...just stay under cover and munch hay.
The Farmer decided to snow blow a path, so everyone could get out and walk around. Then getting them to get up and move around took some coaxing.
Decisions, decisions...
Of course, then they totally passed up their grazing patches we had so carefully cleared...and headed for wide open spaces.
But then they finally got it and settled in for a snack.
Why, there's grass under the snow! What a concept!

Friday, January 9, 2009

Alpaca Containment

Sure...they look innocent. But these monkeys are very stealthy and clever.....
They found that if they climb to the top of the mulch/poop pile, they could see the girls. They did not jump off, but we were concerned that the temptation might be too much. So off to Home Depot to find some kind of temporary fencing that would be easy to get in and out of until we can figure out a better solution...or not.

It turns out that plastic snow fence comes in an attractive green color as well as orange. So $25 later, the Farmer installs our fix.

An example of "function" over "form".