|Our five alpacas on a wintry March day.|
We only wanted one four-legged lawnmower to control the yard and pasture. A big-eyed, long-lashed, fuzzy alpaca.
But come to find out . . . you can't have just one!
Being alone is too lonely for these herd animals.
So we decided to get two.
We found a breeding pair, General and Lady, on Craigslist and contacted the seller. They'll be coming to The Keep in a few weeks.
|General, our herdsire (arriving in a few weeks)|
Meanwhile, we learned that the guys and gals can't always stay together. We needed to find friends for our pair so we checked out Craigslist again.
This time we found two mommy/cria pairs: Sassafras and her nine-month-old boy Starr, and Autumn and her three-month-old boy Winter. They've been here at The Keep for about 2 1/2 weeks now.
|Lady Di (arriving in a few weeks)|
But wait . . . we saw another ad on Craigslist for a pregnant alpaca who was living with goats. And a donkey. That just didn't seem right so she came to The Keep last weekend. We call her Merry.
Latest Count: Two mommas and their boys, a female and her unborn babe, and a breeding pair still to come.
'Cause you can't have just one!