Sunday 27 February 2011

Our First 2011 Cria Is Here.....

Hi Folks,

It's been a while since our last blog, we have had so much happening here over the last couple of weeks, the blog had to take a back seat for a while. I can't go into to much detail at the minute of what's been happening but we will announce soon what we have been up to.

Well our first birth was due last Monday so we have been watching the alpacas like hawks, we had separated the first two which were due to birth, into the birthing paddock closest to our house which makes things allot easier for viewing without upsetting the alpacas.

This morning at around 07.15am, six days over her due date, out popped our first cria for 2011, a little boy sired by "Wellground Killawasi's Keepsake" our new cria is a solid light fawn with amazing dark brown eyes that just mesmerise you when you look at him.

We have not decided on any names at the moment, I'm sure it will come to us. He is a real cutie though, everyone that has seen him today have passed comment on his good looks. Seeing this cria this morning made the coldest winter in a 100 years seem like a distance memory, I can't really describe how it made me feel to be honest, but those of you that have felt what I felt will know exactly what I mean. Good times ahead with new cria's for 2011.

I think he is going to be a bit of a poser for the camera, he doesn't seem at all bothered that we were taking his picture in fact he stood and waited for us.
We have another alpaca due to birth tomorrow so I wonder what that will bring us, or how long we will have to wait until she decides to give birth. We really need to start thinking of some names.....
Well that's all for now, back soon with more pictures.

Sunday 6 February 2011

It's The Start Of Birthing.

Hi Folks,

Well I just don't know where the time's been two weeks since my last blog but it only feels like yesterday.

I have been backwards and forwards to Brands Hatch over the last two weeks with work, on a Health and Safety course. Lisa has been left to hold the forte and we are now in the start of our birthing schedule. This weekend has been just as manic as we have poo picked all the paddocks, rolled the paddocks, finished off some fencing that we have been putting off and moved our first alpacas due to birth into our birthing paddock in front of the caravan so we can keep an eye on them. If last year was anything to go by, the cria could be born anytime now!!

Some of the last years weanling's in the freshly rolled paddock.
We couldn't resist getting a picture of the weanling's, it seems so long ago since we had the camera out, so as it was a fairly decent day with the weather today apart from the wind we took this shot.
The chicks are growing fast and starting to developing there first feathers, they have right little characters, I will get a picture soon of the chicks and post it on the blog.
We have a couple coming to see us again soon to look at the alpacas, they are looking to purchase a small group, so we will see what that brings.
Well that's all for now, back soon.