The end of daylight savings time signals the beginning of the best season on our farm. In LA (Lower Alabama) we really only have two seasons, Summer, and not Summer.
Summer involves watching the alpacas carefully for signs of heat stress. It is super humid and kinda hot down here. If the alpacas show signs of being too hot, we will take the proper precautions. But we spend five or more long, hot months watching them closely from 7am until 8pm or later. And if we find what we’re looking for, it’s not good.
During the not Summer, we watch the alpacas carefully as well. For babies. If they show signs of having a baby, we will prepare for the arrival (run get the camera and a towel). We will spend seven or more happy months watching them closely from 7am until 5pm. (Notice I get 3 hours off here!) And if we find what we’re looking for, a cria, it’s more than good.
So when daylight savings time is over, I know it’s almost time for the fun to begin. Our first cria of the season is due on Monday, November 10. Stay tuned…
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