Thankfully all our crias have now arrived - Goldie had a cute little light brown boy with white markings on his face and Treasure had a stunning little rose/fawn grey girl, both by Ardingly, he has given us some gorgeous crias this year. So have the Snowmass boys and when I get time I will post pictures of our 2013 collection.
Now I just have to get out of the habit of waking so early and going straight to the window to see if we have anyone in labour - no more do I need to be fixated on alpacas bottoms, watching for the slightest signs of impending births and I can put the birthing box away for a year. Now I can relax and enjoy the cria, touching wood here, all are doing well, my only concern is little Hunky Dory with his crooked leg, which seems to be getting worse and I may have to get him splinted.
So, this week the big preparation for our Open Day on Sunday, signs to be made, fields to be cleaned, gazebos to be put up, and a sales list to be prepared. That's the hardest bit - we are going to offer some of our alpacas at very special prices, I have made my selection and will get their details posted soon. Hope to see you on Sunday - 2pm onwards!
|Treasure and her first cria - Tuiti Fruiti
|Here she is again - just a few hours old!