It’s the time of year when northern alpacas transform from cute fluffy cartoons into absolutely ridiculous looking swamp donkeys. And we couldn’t be more excited! It’s our first alpaca shearing on the Honeywwoofer Homestead so we hired a professional shearer … Continue reading Here for the Shear
Lily has been enthralled with the alpacas since they arrived. She often lays beside the fence gazing at them. If they get close enough she will stick her snout into their fleece and give some licks. She has even snuck … Continue reading Lily Learns to Herd?
Alpacas have nails, not hooves. They remind me very much of two big dog toes. Dog toenails are something I am quite experienced with…alpaca toes…not so much. However, I noticed that Nikko needed a little trim- some of his nails … Continue reading Nailed It!
My first emergency medical responder course was in Calgary in 2010. During the introductory class the instructor asked if there were any farm kids present. At first I thought this was a get-to-know-you thing because you know, Calgary. But he … Continue reading Do Paramedics Make Good Farmers?
They are here! Everyone meet Willow, K-Lee, and Nikko! They are alpacas! Willow (black) is K-Lee’s (brown) mom and she is estimated to be 27! That is very old for an alpaca and we are aware of what taking care … Continue reading You Know What They Say About Alpacas