Spring is always exciting. The seasons are changing and thus begins the feeling on a new life in the air. Our neighbors to the south are starting to see the awakening of the frozen earth. Here in Montana, we periodically glimpse signs of spring but are soon reminded winter conditions can extend well into late May. This is the beauty of the Montana life.
Montana can be a love-hate relationship for the livestock owner during this time. We are tricked into thinking spring and summer are around the corner with warmer temperatures and bright sunny days. Each passing day the temperatures rise slowly only to awake the next morning needing to plow yet another 6-8 inches. The warmer temps and daily freeze thaw on the snow makes it very crusty and sharp. The alpacas and llamas hate to walk or “post hole” through this hard deep snow. They instead stay close to the barn looking of extreme boredom.
So for their well being and ours, we are hosting a Pray for Spring potluck lunch. Sooner than we know it, Montana spring and summer will be here and we’ll all be immersed in shearing and bags of fiber, cria births, breedings, pasture maintenance, etc…
Northern Rocky Mountain Alpacas would like to invite you to our Pray for Spring Luncheon to awaken ourselves from the deep winter slumber, connect with our alpaca friends and share some best practices for shearing, cria birth and pasture preparation. This will be an open and fun time talking about alpacas and what its like as a Montana alpaca rancher. Bring your ideas and share your experience. Please let us know soon if you can make it. This helps with planning the potluck.
What: Pray for Spring Luncheon
Where: Northern Rocky Mountain Alpacas, 1406 Bear Canyon Rd, Bozeman, MT
When: April 12, 2014. Barn doors open at 11:00am
Why: Spring is right around the corner. Lets talk about preparation for shearing, cria births, breedings, etc. Bring your comments, questions, and new findings.
Potluck Lunch: Appetizers, Taco Bar, Dessert, Beverage