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Young Love ♥

Saturday, June 28, 2014  If you've been here you know I have basically 2 groups of alpacas, females and males. Sometimes when we have new babies intoduced to the herd the 1 year old females are so curious and excited, they behave inappropriately. (jumping on it, nibbling at it)  So…
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A very important day

Friday, June 27, 2014  This probably is a perfect place for a 4 year old to hang out for a day.  Complete with puddles for splashing (thanks to neighbors flood irrigation that spills over into our pastures), gentle animals everywhere, room to run and his Yaya's undivided attention. :)  So…
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Who will be next?

Wednesday, June 25, 2014  Which mom will be next to have her cria?  I'm thinking it will be our black mom, Minnie.  Minnie is one of those beautiful blacks that is almost blue black from the skin all the way to the tips of her fiber with no fading at…
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Baby names!

Tuesday, June 24, 2014   The babies have been named. We never let them go past 3 days without names here. Yes I am superstitious on that. :)  The boy:  Miranda's Mojo  The meaning of the name Mojo is A Magic Charm.  Also because his dad, Show me the Money was…
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Miracles

Monday, June 23, 2014   No matter how many times I've witnessed births, I am awestruck every time of the miracles that abound in the process. That the mom can push this creature out of her body, that she knows it's hers and loves it, that this baby who was cramped…
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Babies are here!

Sunday, June 22, 2014    We have babies!!!!  Two at once!  Born about 30 minutes apart, both babies and first time moms are doing great this morning.  I tried to keep them in front of the cam, but healthy active babies don't stay still for long.  The biggest challenge was keeping…
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Summer Solstice!

Saturday, June 21, 2014   Summer Solstice!   Happy Birthday wishes to my dear sister. xo  It's the longest day of the year in daylight hours and a perfect day for a cria to be born. I had my eye on Smiley most of the day yesterday, but she wasn't quite ready…
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Clear skies ahead!

Friday, June 20, 2014  OK girls, we have a string of about 10 days of beautiful 70 degree weather and no freezing nights. Perfect weather for new babies don't you think?  It's just that I'm getting excited to meet the new ones!  I guess I'll just keep skirting the fleeces…
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Getting closer

Thursday, June 19, 2014  It dipped below freezing again overnight but I think we will be on a warming trend now. Once the sun comes out, the alpacas love this cold weather and graze in the farther pastures much longer than they would on a warm day. We are close…
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Snow on June 17!

Wednesday, June 18, 2014  We did have snow yesterday and when I drove home from running an errand the snow plows were out on the road!  I put out extra hay for the pacas and they all did fine even without their fleeces.  It's a very chilly 30 degrees this…
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June 17 update

Tuesday, June 17, 2014  So now Mother Nature is playing some cruel tricks and hinting at snow tonight!   I guess those moms might want to keep those crias inside for another day or two.   We have a school visiting us today, when we planned this we never expected it would…
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King of the Hills

Monday, June 16, 2014   The boys have a clean barn and a brand new dirt hill to climb on.  If you have alpacas you really need a hill for them, it will provide hours of entertainment for you and excellent exercise for them.  The males especially seem to love playing…
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Happy Father’s Day!

Sunday, June 15, 2014   Happy Father's Day! We're giving Ed the day off here and also wishing my daddy in Kentucky the best day ever. Thanks for all you do. ♥ Love you both!  Happy Father's day to all the dads out there who care for, love and teach the…
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Saturday happenings

Saturday, June 14, 2014   The target for today is the boys barn and pasture. We need to get it ready to move the little boys over and rebuild some of the low spots that get icy in the winter.  When we do this I worry about leaving the boys in…
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