I have had building a hay feeder on my long list of barn chores/renovations for a while. My alpacas Fred and Oki are constantly battling the chickens for food. I can’t throw hay out for them without it getting scattered all over in a minute or two. Hay isn’t free, I’m lucky enough to buy […]
If I asked you what a Homesteader looked like what would you say? Chances are pretty good the person you imagine is going to be tough, strong and capable. I’m going to tell you right now that you don’t need to be tough to homestead. At least not to start out. What you need to […]
The last three weeks have been rough. I’ve had the vet out 4 times to see George my male alpaca. He had a fever and nothing would touch it. Three different antibiotics, Thiamine shots, red cell, tube feeding. It didn’t help and on Friday morning I found him dead in the barn. It wasn’t unexpected, […]
George (aka Mr. George, the Angry Cotton Ball or “George it’s raining get your fuzzy ass in the barn I don’t want to chase you”) is my white male alpaca. I’ve had him and his lady friend Fred since 2011. They have both been healthy and obnoxious happy until January 18. That’s when things headed […]
Should you be worried about Meningeal worm? Do you have: white tailed deer, snails and alpacas or llamas? If the answer is yes keep reading. If you think your alpaca has meningeal worm stop reading and call your vet. Then come back and finish reading while you wait.