We were feeding with large plastic buckets initially. This was causing competition between the alpacas since they could only fit two heads in a bucket at a time. They often knocked the bucket over and spilled hay everywhere.
So we asked our carpenter to build 3 hay bins; one for each corral. We put them out this morning and suddently feeding time was a more peaceful experience.
There is a trap on top of the hay to keep it from being easily tossed out of the bin.
Each bin is six feet long which gives everyone a little more space to eat.
My husband and I returned to Colorado in 2009 to live a simpler life.
Right now the goal of simple means we are busy. Busy fixing up our farm, raising Alpacas and Tibetan Mastiffs, racing wheelchairs, testing software and building Alpacamundo.
This blog is about these and the other things going on in my head. I hope you find it interesting, useful and inspiring.