I got up bright and early at 5:30 a.m., nuked up some coffee and starting checking email, the weather, and the news. Suddenly, poof! The power went out. A bright and sunny summer morning, no wonder the power went out; this is rural New Hampshire after all. Dan was listening to the radio (back up battery) and apparently a squirrel had gotten into a substation and ............ which knocked out power for several towns! While I feel terribly for the squirrel, we found it to be a rather amusing story, and what a way to start our day, the day ‘the alpacas come home.’
The dragonflies are at it again this morning, flying around the yard and pasture gracefully. We’ve been playing phone tag with our neighbor for a few days now. Our first order of business is to swing over there and pick up some hay. Our beautiful new wooden feeder will be ready in a few days, so for now, our yellow muck-wheelbarrow, new and still clean, will serve as the hay feeder. It makes for some interesting pictures! Their grain and minerals were on order and due in some time today, so we’ll run to the feed store later this afternoon.
Our little crew arrived at lunchtime with Pam beaming ear to ear. Yeah, she loves our place! The boys were a little confused getting out of the trailer but we easily got them into the barn. We put out water and hay, and they all drank and started munching away. We stood and watched them for a while, while they investigated their new barn and pasture. They’re even enjoying what little grass we’ve got growing. All in all, it seemed to be a simple, stress-free transfer for them. What a wonderful way to start our transition to alpaca farming.
Welcome home, Julio, Guinness, Bo Jangles, Coty, and Arlo!