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

Auggie’s vet visit

Auggie went on a field trip yesterday. The end of last week we noticed he was having difficulty chewing and swallowing hard foods. According to Dr. Mozzachio, this is a sure sign of teeth issues. So, we packaged him up and took him in. Pictures below from the catch-up. Aaron, Chris, and Katie ran through how the catch up would work the day before– it went smoothly: in practice and on the day off. Auggie is back from his appointment.Read more