Snow day!


Two and half feet of snow really make it hard to get some exercise, if you are a horse or an alpaca, unless you have very clever parents. All the animals were going a bit stir crazy (which can get downright dangerous), so Mom and Dad innovated!

What I like most about this picture is Heidi in the background going "What are you doing over there?!"

Dad went in a circle around the arena, snowblowing a wide path. Then Mom sprinkled hay all around it and viola! We have a race track.

That solved one problem, now what about the alpacas? Dad just made a wide path right up the center of the “exercise paddock”, and let ’em loose.

Be free! Go forth! I love how they look at the snow like it might be different OUTSIDE their pen from how it is inside.

Not surprisingly, Mikayla and Marsy just are not into the fluffy white stuff. It might mess up their hair. But our most playful and sweet alpaca, Tulip, loves it nearly as much as she loves the sprinkler!

Oh yeah, that's the stuff. Gotta roll in that.

About cliffhousealpacas

Once upon a time, my dad drove by some funny looking animals standing on little dirt hills in a field. Thus, the dream of an alpaca ranch was born. Now, we are embarking on a grand adventure of raising alpacas and becoming fiber artists.
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2 Responses to Snow day!

  1. Leah says:

    Totally silly, but I love that your horse has “pants”!

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