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.