Muddy Monday

White alpacas + black clay mud =

Large-scale mud prevention projects are moving closer to the top of the "To Do" list. Not only for the animals' sake, but for mine. Working in this mud is like running in deep sand. All day. Solutions must be found.


  1. Aw, poor guys and poor you! Did the alpacas get stuck in the mud?

  2. Naw, they didn't get stuck. :-) In fact, this picture was taken on mostly high ground. It's in the pen that the worst mud lives. Especially around the gates and other high-traffic spots. Ankle deep there. The boys go out in the nice grassy pasture between showers, and then duck into the stalls when it's raining. So the stalls were a real disaster when I finally broke down and raked and shoveled them out this morning.

    I think I'm going to get some flagstone for the gate areas, and I'm talking to Ted about a covered "patio" area right outside the stall doors, at least 10' deep. Also, the stalls need to be graded for better drainage. In our free time. ;-)

  3. I also have to add that if the donkeys were still here, the mud issue would be multiplied by a factor of 3 or 4. So, it could be worse. Way worse. But a solution is still in order.

  4. I like that! It could be worse...
    Flagstone sounds perfect, and I second the motion for a covered patio!!! Hang in there, we do live in Texas, and the sun will shine again soon.


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