alpaca cria

Friday, October 28, 2016   I feel about halfway back to normal today - yesterday was a blur.  It seems you can trick your body into making a time adjustment when you travel somewhere, but when you try to do that again after coming home it just isn't so easy. Or it could…
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Labor day!

Monday, September 5, 2016  Happy Labor Day! Day of work or day of rest? We'll do a little of both here. There are no weekends in farming, but we can take it easy a bit too.  I'm still bottle feeding little Grenada so we can't go far, but maybe we can squeeze…
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Boys and sticks

Friday, September 2, 2016  It rained! We had rain overnight which is the first rain we've had in many weeks.  I woke up to check and all the new babies walked into the barn with their moms to stay dry.  Good babies, and where would I be without my binoculars?  I use them so much all day and even in…
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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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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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July 23, 2016

Saturday, July 23, 2016  Three beautiful bags of yarn came back from our favorite mill last night and I just opened the bags this morning. Wow!  I think I'll have to get my knitting needles out even if it is 90° today! I'm much more of a cool weather knitter, but…
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Two new babies!

Tuesday, July 18, 2016  Not just one, but two new babies arrived on the scene yesterday! Marcella (a first time mom) and Lola, (a pro) delivered their babies within an hour of each other. Marcella had a gorgeous white girl, her daddy is our Stetson, and Lola had a handsome gray boy, his daddy is…
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It’s a girl!

Wednesday, July 13, 2016   We have another baby!!!  Our second cria has arrived and the first baby we've seen from our herdsire SilverLake. She is perfect! Minnie is a great mom and we couldn't be more thrilled with this little gray girl. Who's next?  I'm watching Miranda pretty closely, This will be another Silver Lake baby. I…
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We have a new baby!

Tuesday, July 12, 2016   We have a baby!!!  Zariah decided not to wait til the middle of the night and delivered a gorgeous little boy yesterday afternoon. He's a full brother to our Moonshine (sold last year) and yes General Patton is his dad. He has the fleece, the face and the conformation that we…
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It takes a village

Friday, July 17, 2015   Roxy Rose, as you know lost her baby. It was a pretty light fawn little girl. And if ever an alpaca wanted to be a mom, it's Roxy. This week, I almost thought I was seeing a ghost as I looked out the window and saw…
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Thursday, July 16, 2015  Oh those babies.  They are so fun to watch!  The first week, they pretty much hang by their moms and maybe run a little at night with the other babies.  But by the time they are a week or two old, they love the company of…
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A clean barn and another baby

Sunday, July 12, 2015  While we were cleaning out the girls barn, Queen Ester delivered a sweet little boy yesterday! And now she shall have her retirement party! ;) Beautiful and very dense fleece on this little guy, we'll have fun coming up with a perfect name. Happy Sunday! Photo…
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