Hi Everyone and sorry for the delay in posting, but it would be very impolite to leave our company to blog and we spent the rest of the day at an appointment and solving the winterization of the ducks and chickens, so here we are now that it’s all done.
First, we bid good-bye to Scot and Doreen when they departed shortly before noon today. Their visit was with us was extremely pleasant for Vicki and I, as we really enjoyed their company and spending last evening with them. We had a lovely dinner at Paul’s in Coxsackie and then spent the rest of the evening chatting and laughing until bedtime. Today their plans were to travel to Locke which is north of Binghamton, NY, to visit a niece there for awhile and then head further north to visit another niece up there. We’re glad they chose to stop here and visit with us too.
This is Scot & Doreen, our friends from New Jersey....
After they left, we went down to see three Alpacas which are available for purchase and fell in love with them. We think we will take two of the three and allow her to hold them for us until spring. She will board them free for three months, then we would have to pay until April or so. They are so cute!!!!!
This is Iggy.... his real name is Iago. He is a brown & white Suri Alpaca guilding.
Here is another picture of Iggy before shearing........ He has a beautiful white face.
This fellow is Luciano and he is a Peruvian/Chiliean Mixed Huacaya. They call him Luke.
Vicki and I decided we would take Iggy and Luke and leave the lady keep them until spring, but we will make some regular trips throughout the winter to spend time with them at her farm, so they get to know us. That way when we bring them home in the spring, they will not be strange to us on top of changing homes.
This afternoon, we went to the JoAnne Fabric in Albany to take advantage of a 40% off sale to buy plastic table covering, measuring 16 gauge and 15 yards by 54” wide. We bought 30 yards of the stuff to winterize the chickens at both barns and the ducks. It will break the wind, while allowing us to use it as a window for light and viewing the chickens inside. In the spring, we can just roll it up and store it until next winter. (Vicki has some durned good ideas sometimes) Here are a few pictures of the snowy conditions around the area. We had no accumulation at our house, but in areas within five miles, there was up to 7 or 10 inches of snow.