Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Weather... Again.

It's probably bad blogging form to talk about the same subject in two consecutive posts.

It's been considerably cooler today having just crept above 30 degrees - hardly news at all here, but it's still a bit on the warm side for the animals and it gives me an excuse (as if I needed one) to nip out with the camera and post some pictures...

Arequipa Colin (I will get around to doing a post about his name) making the most of the irrigation

Prados Lysander trying to ruin his fleece before show season starts

You'd think that we put the irrigation system in for their benefit! It never ceases to amaze me how much animals, whose natural home is in the high country of South America, where water is not in really that much in abundance, love the stuff.

But for some, it's all too much like hard work and the only thing to do in the heat is flop down and catch some rays...

Ambersun Iquique working on his tan


  1. Hi Perry,

    Read about the fire !....must be horrible to be faced with such a thing..your alpacas look like they take advantage of the water sprinklers ! and enjoy lot have been known to try and get into the water trough on hot days, although not very often...We to have no mains water and get our water from a well on the farm ! Hopefully we might even hace a nice sunny summer, but not the heat wave you are used to no doubt !

  2. Great and funny pictures :)

    I just discovered your blog but will come back!

    Best regards from Knapper Alpakka in Norway (

  3. Welcome Rolf!

    Looks like you're no stranger to my part of the world

  4. Hi Jayne,

    It's got to the point now where I don't think I'd want to go back 'Plastic' water :)

    The natural stuff tastes better!


  5. Hi Perry,
    I plastic water, no water bills, can't be bad....I like the well(s)..more natural....I have a pond on my wish list. I have the spot planned and everything !...just need a JCB Digger to do the Hole !....Im working on that one !..hopefully it WILL happen, and when it does it will be on the Blog !!....Jayne