It is very bittersweet. Owning alpacas has been an adventure like no other. We have had so many stories unfold while working with these creatures.
I sort of thought since I haven't been doing farm chores (the last 6 weeks the kids have been doing them since I have been recovering from surgery. Not being able to lift more than 10 pounds really limits what one can do). But alpacas have been part of our everyday lives for six years now, even six weeks "off" doesn't change that.
When we went outside, very early in the morning, to load up Maxine and Candy for the transporter, it felt like it does on the morning of an alpaca show weekend. So many memories!!
I didn't get good pictures of their last moments on our farm (I tried to take pictures with my phone and it didn't turn out well). This is what I have:
I am still working with fiber arts. I have LOTS of alpaca fiber here to keep me busy for years to come.
New adventures are there waiting for us.