Sunday, December 15, 2013

Snow, snow & more snow

Here it is Dec 15th. Not officially winter yet! We have over a foot of snow on the ground. Below normal temps with wind chills below 0. This cold weather came so fast, there seemed to be no time to adjust to it. I know the rest of the nation has been dealing with the arctic cold and snowstorms too. We have lost a lot of our old chickens. They just don't do well in cold weather. We also have lost two of our older Alpaca gals. They were a part of our original Alpaca herd purchase.   R.I.P. Abbey & Plum. We now have added Probiotics to all of the Alpaca & goats daily diet. Along with their grain, minerals & hay. Next we will start growing fodder to supplement their diets. Hopefully this will keep the rest of the herd healthy through winter. I have some pics I took today of the Alpacas & snow. Enjoy! 


The gals
The two crias

The guys with Gary trying to clean the snow out of the fence feeders.
Meadow one of our Maremma Sheepdogs. She doesn't mind all of the snow.

2 comments:

  1. Sorry to hear of your loss, hope you can go a long time before the next. The pic of Gary & the herd is so funny, like they are thinking "What cha doin' Gary?" Hope we can visit again in 2014. Merry Christmas!

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    1. Yes we are all looking forward to your visit. Merry Christmas!

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