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Saturday, October 12, 2013

Getting prepared for winter

Well, the days are going shorter and wetter! Fall is not my favorite time of year - as I love all the flowers and natural beauty of the spring/summer and now it feels like everything is dying away. But, at least my outdoor chore list will be shorter! It is so funny that the alpacas loved to be sprayed with water, but with the first drop of rain, they run for shelter!

So now the process of preparing for the winter months is under way. Putting up a new portable shelter in our one new pasture and taking the cover off of the shelter in the upper field where the wind tends to tear them off. Also, applying fertilizer to the pastures that will be left vacant for the winter.