February 2024 at Kensmyth Alpaca, Clay Meadow and welcome
I can never remember which months creeps in softly and which is the lion but I have to say with the promise of snow shortly following rain, wind and freezing temperatures in January the weather has gone a bit bonkers. First we have minus temps (-4) and then we have 11 degrees the next day!
What a joy that the alpaca are in full fleece so do not get cold, they love it but do not forget that means the cold!
Alpaca do not have lanolin in their fleece and have pads like dogs so wet ground and wet backs are invitations for infected cuts in the feet and hypothermia.. shelters and dry ground please folks!