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Halter Training

To prepare our Summer 2011 crias for the annual Vancouver Island Expidition (VIEX) we wanted to halter train them. It takes only a few minutes a day and a couple of days in a row to make our and their lifes just so much easier and also safer. Alpacas are smart – once used to the halter and trained in walking on a lead, they follow calm, instead of getting dragged, pulled or pushed. Going to a fair, the Vet’s office or for example a new owner will be no more drama – not to forget how much safer it is in any kind of emergency.

Our WWOOFER’s (Members of World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms) did a pretty good job. Showing a lot of patience they gently trained our crias in accepting the halter and walking on a lead.

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Posted by on August 12, 2011 in Uncategorized

 

Shearing Day

What an event! To get our 52 alpacas plus 4 llamas sheared, manicured and pedicured – on only half a day – we had two shearing tables going, with four skilled shearers and sixteen willing volunteers! It started with a little chaos, but everything fell into place quick and withing half an hour the whole crew worked like a clockwork!

We laughed, we got dirty, we got spat on, we laughed, we worked hard, we laughed, …

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Posted by on June 26, 2011 in Uncategorized