Friday, January 23, 2009

Jr's New Duds

It was warm here yesterday and I wanted to wash Jr's (Libra's) coat, so after cutting part of the sleeves off an old turtle neck, I slipped it on him. I cut a couple slits for his back legs and gathered the extra up in a little pony tail and fastened it with a rubber band. He's styling, isn't he? It is supposed to be cold again tonight (about zero), so I slipped his regular coat over his T neck for the layered look. By the way, he is up to 28.3 pounds tonight. EEEHAW!
I guess that I'm going to have to put a halter on him soon if I continue weighing him weekly because he's getting pretty heavy for me to pick up. He's a good little boy though and doesn't squirm.
That mess on the back of his neck is hay. Because he's so small, the rest of the alpacas eat above him and lots falls down and sticks in his fiber. I'm definitely not saving that baby alpaca fiber at shear time.

I dyed a little over a pound of alpaca today - 5 different dyelots to go in to my Etsy store.


Marianne said...

So adorable!

Anonymous said...


Gees, the little guy so small why not just bring him into the house at nite? I'm sure Cassie wouldn't care.


critter lover said...

Hey, look at Jr.!!! Now he is wearing the "DISTRESSED LOOK" just like your new sweatshirt/hoodie! You could probably market that in the alpaca world and actually get paid for products with holes and tears in them!!

In my completely biased opinion, Jr. would be adorable in a potato sack...

I'm doing the 30 lb. dance, wishing that Jr. would hit 30# by the end of the month. He just might make it...!!! Thanks for the gruel you keep shoveling Maple!

Margaret said...

A turtle neck to match his Mom's new hoodie! It's the in thing, you know. Worn out bits, cut off and a new one - tying the end in a pony tail! Now that's new, I think. ;)