Christmas 2019

Happy Christmas! Today has been incredibly smooth. I am sure it is due to the abundance of help. Yesterday we had an almost full contingent of staff, and today, Keeper Chris and Volunteer Virginia were in to help this morning. Given the help, it meant my start time was much later. I woke before my 6:01 AM alarm and arrived at work to get settled and organized for Chris’ arrival at 7 AM. In addition to the later start time,Read more

Alpaca shearing complete

Shearing is a critical part of taking care of our alpacas. Alpacas are native to South America. Their fleece helps keep them warm in the cold climate of the Andes Mountains. However, we live in a different climate and shearing our girls is important for their health and wellness. With our hot and steamy summers, removing fleece (as well as providing pools of water, misting fans, and shade) is critical. We typically shear annually in April and this gets ourRead more

QuikPic: Lightning check

Dr. Cochrane was out last week to check on Lightning after his fall physical. We’re always happy to see Dr Cochrane’s team, and Lightning doesn’t mind their visit either! Lightning had no vaccine reactions this time, so our management plan for him seems to be working well. Dr. Cannedy will be out next week for physicals on the goats, alpaca, and cattle so stay tuned for photos and updates next week.Read more

Flashback Friday- Auggie

Looking at wolf pup pictures got me reminiscing. Remember the first blog post about Auggie? Below, just a wee little Auggie drinking from a bottle. Above, a much larger Auggie, under sedation to have some bad teeth pulled.Read more

Auggie’s Vet visit, part 2

I mentioned the other day that Auggie went to the vet for some work on his teeth. Auggie had several bad teeth that had to be removed. According to Dr. Mozzachio, this is very common in pigs, and pigs continue on without issue after the bad teeth are removed. Auggie did great at the vet, woke up immediately, and started eating. He’s back in the Farmyard on some softer food for a few days. We expect all to be backRead more