Thursday, December 9, 2010

Scattered Thoughts for a Thursday

One of the great things you'll read about alpacas is that they poop in one area for easy cleanup and they rarely poop in the barn.  This may hold true if you have a very small herd...for about a week.  But the minute it's raining outside or the wind is blowing, one alpaca will figure out that it's more comfortable to stay in the barn, then to go outside and lift her fluffy tail to expose her bare parts to the weather.  Once one starts the pile in the barn, it's a regular poop-festival.  Pretty soon, you are spending your winter mornings with an ice-scraper to clean off the barn floor.  It's important to find the one who starts it all and have a little chat.
This is Alicia, the informant...she'd tell me anything for a bit of extra pellets.

I had some birthday money to burn.  I bought some fibre art books to inspire me.  Yummy!

This book, I ordered through the inter-library loan system.  Did you know that in Ontario you can get almost any book you want through your public library?  This is a fantastic book.  I only get to borrow it for 3 weeks though.  It looks like a keeper, so I may end up buying a copy the next time I have a little gift money.

I am not too sure about this eBook Reader thing,yet....though I'm sure it will grow on me.
It is neat technology, and in Ontario, the public libraries provide the ability to download eBooks.  One problem...if this catches on, what am I going to do with all those exquisite handwoven bookmarks that my fellow weavers have given me over the years?


Sherri said...

OMG Norma I want to put my arms around Alicia and give her a big hug! (not sure she'd appreciate the gesture She just looks so huggable! (poop or not)

Wooly Knits n Bits said...

That picture of Alicia is too funny! What a face!
I still love to carry my books around but with the possibility to download book onto a e-book reader makes them a bit more appealing now. Maybe someday...

Norma from Misty Haven Alpacas said...

Yes, Alicia is a sweetie. I hesitate to put pictures up of alpacas when they have their ears bent back...thinking people will think that my alpacas don't have ears!