post where I said that it is great having a comfy chair to lounge in whilst waiting through alpaca breedings? Here is the one caveat, your alpaca barn staff may also be attracted to the chair! This is bad because they will not get their alpaca chores done.
And, even though we have the type of very young, very cheap alpaca barn staff, one drawback to these is their tendency to constantly "save" non alpaca type animals all over the farm. If your staff, like mine are bent on saving newborn bunnies, for instance, the furry type of barn staff will sniff out the bunny nest whilst the child type of barn staff will want to take said bunnies into their bedroom.
This is not OK because bunnies should not drink cow's milk and live in bedrooms with scary rock and roll posters on the walls not to mention the terrifying music played in there. If you try the dental floss trick and leave it overnight to see if momma bunny comes and disturbs it and, still no momma bunny comes, take your bunnies to a wildlife rehabilitator right away. Here is the one I used:
These people serve a very important purpose because you won't get ANY work out of your barn staff if they are crying over dead bunnies in their bedroom. So please give them money - I did. (the rehabilitators, NOT the barn staff!)
So Cotton, one of two pretty and, FOR SALE!, girls from Red Barn Alpacas that are at my place for breeding continues to spit off Nickleby I guess once was enough for her
and that is fine, but it's not making Nickleby very happy!
Cassy is also spitting him off so, if you know some alpaca gals looking for a little action, here is a guy who is very motivated!
I also promised a while back to post a photo of my neighbors' new baby. It is not an alpaca but a horsey and a very pretty little, black filly.
Cute as these things are, I have to warn you that basically their whole goal in life seems to be getting their admirers to scratch their little rumps for hours at a time so you really have to be firm about how long you are willing to scratch or you won't accomplish much else all day.
Finally, anyone else out there just mesmerized by how beautiful are the "amber fields of grain" when you pass them? It's like the earth is covered with beautiful fur that flows and blows in the wind. The rippling, changing colors make me wish I could paint a picture of these fields and hang them on my walls and, being the daughter of a famous painter, (Tom Benson) maybe I will someday. This wheatfield is between my farm and my neighbor's farm.
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