alpaca births

Pregnancy testing

Thursday, July 27, 2017  Today I need to test some of the alpaca pregnancies that we hopefully started a few weeks ago. I prefer behavior testing to see how the female reacts to the male. Sometimes that can get rather complicated because I'm not breeding all the girls and many…
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Missing the babies?

Monday, June 26, 2017  We started raising alpacas in 1998 and every single year since then we've had babies born in the summer ... except for this year. So how does it feel? Do I miss those adorable babies and being able to witness the miracle of birth? Of course,…
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Taking a break

Friday April 28, 2017  Every year I choose one word to be my word of the year.  For me, it works much better than making resolutions each January and it puts out an intention or focus for the next 12 months.  Most years I would never dream of sharing my…
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Let’s call it done!

Sunday, August 28, 2016  Mercedes finally delivered a tiny baby girl yesterday, so the birthing season is officially over at Blue Moon! The new baby is doing great and her owners happened to pull in the driveway a few seconds after she was born! They are thrilled and have named her Flavia. Congratulations Kathy and Kris! I'll get…
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A tail light baby?

Wednesday, August 24, 2016 The high today will be around 75°, I think I'll take advantage of that perfect weather and attempt to finish skirting the 2016 fleeces.  I am almost finished so it should be easy.  The bounty at the Farmer's Market is irresistible this time of year, so a quick trip into Park City…
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August 20 and a video for you

Saturday, August 20, 2016  The new babies look good this morning and all animals seem to be enjoying our 37° morning. Me too! I am ready for fall! Summer and bugs be gone! lol One more baby left to arrive from Mercedes and then things will return to close to normal here.  I…
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This is one cute baby!

Friday, August 19, 2016  Well, I almost got a newsletter out yesterday. But I knew Smiley was in labor and I do pay attention to such things.  :) All went well, normal delivery and he was up and nursing well within 30 minutes.  But wait til you see what he looks like!  A mini…
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Grateful for small gains

Tuesday, August 16, 2016  It's a Yaya day today, will our grandson get to witness a birth?  Our last 2 moms are sooo close, so it might happen!  Little Grenada (photo below) is making small gains now and is up to 20 pounds. I'm still closely monitoring him because his birth weight…
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Monday update 8.15.16

Monday, August 15, 2016  Hey Linda, you've hardly posted anything on Facebook in a week, no photos on Instagram, what's going on? Well, I'll tell you. Our last cria born was to a maiden mom and her milk isn't sufficient for him .... yet. So I'm watching closely and bottle feeding as I can. This takes a…
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Hurry up and wait ;)

Saturday, August 13, 2016  One of the moms we are watching for delivery now is Smiley. This will be our last General Patton baby.  There's a big somebody in there for sure!  I didn't name Smiley, we bought her as an adult, but if you look at the bottom photo, you'll see how…
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And one more!

Tuesday, August 9, 2016  We have another new baby! I've been hovering over Selena since Saturday when I thought she started early labor. Well, she finally decided it was time for that baby to come out. A big 22 pound baby is no easy feat for a maiden to give birth to, but she did a…
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Another baby!

Monday, August 8, 2016  We have another new baby! Madeline decided to wait until after our event on Saturday and delivered a sweet baby girl Sunday afternoon.  She's perfect and looks a lot like Madeline's first daughter Zariah.  Madeline is one of our best moms, very protective, always attentive and she has…
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All in a day’s work

Friday, August 5, 2016  No new babies yet. We have a private tour scheduled today for 10 people - I wonder if they'll get to see a birth? We're also getting things ready for our Open Barn event on Saturday and I guess it's true we could have a birth then as…
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A working Sunday

Sunday, July 31, 2016  It's a family work day here today, which means the family members with younger bodies come up to do some work and we feed them all. :) It's mostly fence repairs and pounding in T-posts. It's also the official due date for Madeline and Selena.  It's so rare that they deliver…
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