Well that was a busy few days. Kicking off with Cotton Cake not feeding her cria properly and having to get them bonded again in the stable for a few days under close supervision - which seems to have worked. On Friday our visitors from New Zealand arrived for the weekend which was lovely, we haven't seen each other for 3 years and had so much to catch up on.. much wine was consumed in the process with a fun lunch on Saturday with the old gang of mums and kids.
Bliss is doing very well, but this weekend wasn't so good for Bruno the other bottle fed who went off his milk and became very weak and wobbly on Sunday.. however with lots of TLC and a few potions from the medicine cupboard he has rallied round and is back guzzling the white stuff and up and about again. Managed to take a few hours off the farm between bottles, to take our visitors out in Pixie Lott for a picnic and National Trust visit to Hinton Ampner, which is a lovely old place in a beautiful park setting about 20 mins down the road, followed by a leisurely stroll round New Alresford.
Today Snowmass Incan King and Snowmass Quetzalcoatl arrived on farm, kindly chauffeur driven here by Jay and Hilary Holland from Pure Alpacas for stud duty. It was good to have a gossip over lunch and show off the crias and compare notes, then I had a busy afternoon organising alpaca 'liaisons' - and there will be more hot dates for them tomorrow and the next day until we catch up with our breedings.