It has been a very cold winter, but the alpacas don't mind. In fact, they find it downright comfortable. The sap is finally running in the maple trees, and they are being tapped for their sweet sap to be boiled down into syrup. The sap started running very late this season, but you can always tell because the animals seem to get friendlier. They know the flurry of activity around them heralds the spring.