Catching flies and thinking how to break cycles

Welcome to the podcast for alpaca people!

I was hunting for large horseflies, but the alpacas thought I was after them. Not one of my most successful interventions. If you can identify a lifecycle for parasites and pests, you have a chance of breaking or at least interfering with it. It is one good reason for mucking out and collecting alpaca dung and moving it away from where the alpacas are housed. Not always possible, but something to think about.

Geese with goslings continue to thrive, and geese with eggs continue to wait patiently. I am glad they get on so well with the alpacas.

The difference between a good haircut and a bad one – they say it is about two weeks – maybe it is slightly longer with alpacas. I am noticing bits I missed and will have to revisit them when I have a good reason to work on them.


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