Archive for December, 2010

Ben helps with securing alpacas

Ben Reser was visiting Heartland Farm and helped with the alpaca pedicures – especially with securing the alpacas on the sling.  Sr. Annette helps him with Sweet William.  The sling made by Bernie Siebert of Maintenance at the Convent in Great Bend really works very well!

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December 28, 2010 at 8:40 pm Leave a comment

We had a new type of sling made with which we could hold the alpacas while we trimmed toenails.  We can use this instead of a chute.  We tried it recently, and it really works very well – the alpacas do not get so spooked, as they are in a familiar area of their pen.  Jane is ready to trim Feli’s toenails, while Annette keeps her calm!

December 28, 2010 at 8:35 pm Leave a comment