Things have been very relaxed on the farm this week. The temperature is on the rise, the sun is shining, birds are singing... Spring is almost here! That made the alpacas very happy because ,at least for a few days , they got to go out on pasture again!
So we are back in order this week and next up is Bert. He is 8 years old and was one of the first alpacas we purchased. Bert is a little bity guy but what he lacks in stature he makes up in attitude. Bert has something none of the other guys has... Bert is a talker. If you hear noise in the boys pen, it is usually Bert. The only problem is he isn't a very good listener...
Every morning I say "Good morning, Bert". Bert says "Hum?" I repeat "Good morning, Bert!". He says "Hum?". I tell him we could do this all day.
Bert is a very low key kind of guy. Doesn't cause trouble, pretty easy to handle. If it weren't for all the talking, you would never know he was around. His fiber is beige to very light fawn. It is super soft and lends itself very well to dyeing. Currently in the works is a dusty mauve hat destined for the store.
Thank you Bert for the lively conversation and the comedy routine we have perfected over the years! Thank you for being such a sweet addition to our herd for all these years!
Stacey Skildum is a nurse turned farmer, a yarn snob, gardener and fiber artist.