Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Evil Twins & Others
The top photo is Frick (Caspian), he of the gorgeous brown eyes.
Twice a day, Frick and Frack get one kind of pellet and Shadow and Cricket get a mix of two kinds. They also get baby carrots cut in half. The chickens get two kinds of feed daily. I feel like a short-order cook.
Dinner time is a repeat of the morning and all was going well until the alpacas got into a fight. They've got strange hooves, two toes with long pointed nails. It started with just name calling. (Frick probably said something about Frack's funky teeth.) Their voices range from a high, pig-like squeal to a deep, low moan. The verbal squabble progressed to rearing and striking out with those pointy feet and then chasing each other around their pen, yelling to beat the band. One thing I do not want to have to do is call out a vet. They settled the dispute before any injuries occurred and I was able to come home and put my own kids to bed.
It was, in fact, a busy day.