I commonly get asked how the alpacas like the winter. My standard answer is that they much prefer a cold January to a humid, hot August. Alpacas have a lot of dense fibre on their body, so if they are in good condition, and can get out of the wind, they do fine. Most have a fibre that is about as long as my fingers on their body. If I stick my fingers into their side, their body is very warm.
The sky is absolutely gorgeous bright and blue on a cold January day. I'm thankful that my teenager loves to snowblow and plow. It took her and the hubby several hours on Saturday. It was a day that I was thankful that I had 5 load of laundry that needed doing...
We are making progress on the circular sock knitting machine! I use the "Royal WE", because hubby is a gadget guy which has really come in handy while we try to figure this out.
There is a steep learning curve and lots of figuring out.