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Clever babies

Saturday, July 5, 2014  Whoa it was warm here yesterday! So of coursse the alpacas were in and out of the water all day.  At one point I was concerned because I couldn't find Minnie's new little boy Baron, but then I realized not only is he cute, but very…
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Happy 4th of July!

Friday, July 4, 2014   Happy Fourth of July!  Parades, cookouts, fireworks and fun.  Be safe out there as you celebrate America.  Two of our six dogs get quite upset by fireworks so I'll be administering rescue remedy well before dark and hope that it helps. Luckily the noise doesn't really…
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Surprise!

Wednesday, July 2, 2014  We have another new baby!  Minnie started in labor about 10:00 a.m. and had her cria on the ground by 11:00. This was the one I was sure would be black, remember?  But oh those color genetics in alpacas have a way of humbling me! Two…
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July already?

Tuesday, July 1, 2014  It's July?  How did that happen?  LOL  Barely a week ago it was snowing here! Temps will heat up this week so we'll be keeping the alpacas in the shade as much as we can.  The very pregnant moms do not tolerate heat very well.  Minnie…
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Weaning time

Monday, June 30, 2014  After a very busy weekend with lots of interesting guests we will get back to alpacas today. The 4 little boys who are nearing their first birthday have a "suite" all ready for them in the bachelor pad and this week they'll make the transition. Yes,…
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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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