The barn is full! We picked up four rescue alpacas last week: Bling, an adult male with a dark rose grey fleece; Mirthful (aka Bella), a rose grey female; Cinderella, a white/beige female; and Prince, a four-month-old male cria, the son of Cinderella and Bling. They are enjoying the spacious barn and the paddock for now while we pull a few poisonous plants out of the pasture and put up some more fencing.
When they were originally rescued, they were quite malnourished. Their rescuer helped them put on weight and address a few health concerns, but they still need some extra attention. Each morning and evening April walks up to the barn and feeds them their supplemental snacks, and spends an hour hanging out with them--reading up on alpaca care, scooping up their valuable fertilizer, checking on their body condition, and watching some barn birds--so that they get used to people. (They'll approach you eat food out of your hand, but they don't enjoy being petted or approached by us quite yet.)
We look forward to helping them become healthy, happy alpacas. They're going to make great therapy animals!
Click here to watch a short video of them on YouTube.