Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Late Winter Hiking

We had a great llama trek last week with Gayle and Emily from Louisville. A lot of people don't think about hiking in the winter, but it's actually a GREAT time to be outside! The temps can be so pleasant with a few light layers to take on and off, and you can SEE so much more without foliage on the trees. There are no insects, and it feels extra nice to be outside!
Emily and Gayle helped us move some alpacas to a new pasture. Cherry Bomb, our 2010 bottle cria, enjoyed checking out Emily!
The Kentucky River is just beautiful right now, it's the prettiest shade of green and is very clear. Let us know if you'd like to schedule a llama trek- we only need a day's notice most of the time! The first show of the season is Southern Select on March 4th and 5th, our first spring alpaca crias are arriving at the end of March..... and then on to shearing in April

5 comments:

Andy and Deb said...

Lindy I absolutely love you picture of the river...you are so lucky to get to look at that whenever you want

Loco Lindy said...

Thanks Deb, we are blessed. We're due for 3-5 inches of rain in the next 24 hours so that lovely color of the river will be gone for a while, as I'm sure it will be turning a muddy brown.

Andy and Deb said...

Okay so we are new to this whole alpaca raising...so this may be a stupid question...how come your alpacas have thick fleece all over their faces? My guys have never fleece up on their faces / noses...

Loco Lindy said...

Andy and Deb, oftentimes very dense alpacas will have this type of facial coverage when they're young. Most will lose it as they mature, and we don't especially want it on a mature animal (though we like a thick topknot). I hope this answers your question!

Andy and Deb said...

Sure does...thanks Lindy