meet the herd #5- Avalanche
I know moms aren't supposed to have favorites but Avalanche has been one of my favorite boys from the start of our alpaca journey. He has such a commanding presence. Tons of snow white fiber tops off this total package!
Unfortunately, Avalanche did not handle our move to Tennessee well. Abrupt change in environment coupled with his heavy coat took him down quick. Avalanche had a heat stroke!
We spent 6 weeks with intensive rehab to get him back on his feet. But once he was on his feet, he wanted to run of course. He hated being separated from the rest of the herd so whenever he had the opportunity, he tried to go back. His stubbornness is one of the many things that helped him recover.
Avalanche is as fully recovered as he is going to get with very little residual effects from his stroke. His lovely fiber contributed to to our recent Alpaca Bay blankets. After all the medical issues, Avalanche really has a lovely attitude and is so easy to handle. Thank you, Avalanche, for all your hard work and for teaching us so much!
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Stacey Skildum is a nurse turned farmer, a yarn snob, gardener and fiber artist.