The weather is terribly hard on the animals. Yesterday we saw coyote tracks in the snow on the pond. It looked like they were stalking the geese. There were big spots in the snow at the edge of the ice that looked like the geese had scooted or flown into the water for safety. The poor birds have sounded like the tinkling of crystal chandeliers they have so much ice frozen in their feathers. And, oh, do they eat a lot of food now that there isn't much grass.
The alpacas are still going out and foraging grass. We supplement their diet with both alpaca food and hay. They like the cold weather, but spend more time in their pen then I thought they would. The picture is of four black ducks walking ( I should say waddling) up the hill from the pond. (You can just see the edge of the snow and ice covered pond in the upper left--right below the black sky.) Bleak isn't it?