Category: Alpacas

Aerial video with Alpacas

A video a friend made in summer two years ago. The horse shelter was still under construction at that time. The flightover shows our alpacas in the lower paddock and gives an impression of our lovely hillside spot.

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Day 15 of COVID-19 lockdown

Did a stroll down to the alpacas with Jolan, our daughter. The halter we brought did not fit any of the boys or girls so we just fed them and progressed towards building a little bivy out of old branches and tree bark.

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Alpaca maintenance

Alpaca maintenance was on the cards this week – One of our winter tasks… ‘Pedicure’ for each animal, vitamin injection and drenching.

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There’s always one…

They hang around, don’t go too far away from their herd and very easily follow you back into the paddock after you opened the gate for them.

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Alpacas next to the driveway up at the gate

Mower Bots are on the loose

Good weather today to change the animals around. The grass at the upper paddock under the house has grown long so I moved the electric fence around and decided to let the alpacas have a stroll and mow some grass around the driveway – will save me time and petrol.

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Whiskey on the dirt pile in front of the sunset

Springtime evening view

This is the view from the guest lounge tonight. I had to share this. What a beautiful spring day we had today. Picked up old posts that we will turn into garden planter walls and landscape features then moved the alpacas around the paddocks and had a lovely afternoon tea on the deck in between. I so love spring.

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The alpacas on the upper paddock. Lets hope they'll get the grass under control

Animal moving day

Today we separated the cows and the alpacas. The mowerbots (alpacas) are now on our upper paddock to get the grass under control. Look how high it has grown. The cows remain back in the other paddock and we have a new family member in the middle paddock. More news re the new family member late

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Geena watching over the frosty Kaipara valley

Finally winter – cold nights

I love the seasons and their distinctive differences. Autumn with its colours and now winter with their crisp, cold and blue mornings. I went down the valley this morning to feed the cows and alpacas. We feed they hay to warm them up and they love it. Took some pictures on they way. The alpacas greeted me with frost on their backs. What a lovely cold morning.

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