It’s been a labour of love, but we’ve finally completed our first paca duvet: a light-weight (300 gsm) king size model, made to special order for a Queensland customer.
With alpaca fleece being four times warmer than sheep’s wool, even a light=weight duvet should keep out the winter chills. It would be nice to have the chance to put one to the test, but with this month being the hottest January on record, that seems a vain hope at the moment! We have already experienced several days over 40 degrees this summer, and we’re told there’s more heat on the way next week.
The pacas deal with the heat by wallowing in the muddy creek or cooling their feet in the water trough. This does nothing for their cleanliness, or that of their drinking water, but we can’t really blame them.