To be honest I really don't mind who does it first, as long as the cria is cooked, healthy and bonds well with mum, who of course has masses of quality milk! The waiting seems endless, I'm not known for my patience! I want some crias and I want them NOW!
Rebecca and I had a day at the Bath & West Show yesterday, not showing but watching and gossiping, I was missing the show thing - well its been a couple of weeks since the last and its always good to talk 'paca' all day with equally alpaca-obsessed friends!
Back home and today we took some of our weanling boys to our village summer Fair. Not sure why they call it a fair, there were no rides, apart from on donkeys... it was a lovely day and a good crowd turned up and of course everyone loved our alpacas. Topsey Turvey had been to the Nationals, so it wasn't such a shock to him to go off-farm, but the other 3 didn't really know what to make of it all, what with all the dogs and little kids. The funniest bit was when the two donkeys were unloaded from their trailor and made a bee-line at speed, dragging their owners behind them, towards our pen to investigate the pacas, eee-awwing at the same time! The surprise on their faces, pacas and donkeys ... I just couldn't get my phone out quickly enough to really capture it, and I did think for a second I might have to catch a falling alpaca as it exploded skywards out of the pen - things had calmed down a bit by the time I got my picture!
|Due girls this morning - nothing happening|
|What would they say to each other?|
|Calico and daughter her Cassandra|
|Taking it easy in the shade|
|My screen saver for the week|
|Silly Moo-ers who won't Mooove out the way on our walk|
|Very cute and very tame|