Monthly Archives: June 2022
well sometimes Alpaca just do not read the book that says “morning births” – this young lady decided following a hot burst that the only break in the rain the storm that followed was the best time to make an entrance and it was definitely after the sun had crossed the yard arm! Love the way everyone has to come and see!
the all essential watching to make sure the baby (cria) was knowing who was Mum and suckling properly before moving to the barns out of the weather and harms way!
not long before the storm passed, the sun came back out and the coat came off, welcome to our world.
Well a black horse getting hot in the heat and the flies wanting to be inside on a beautiful day.. who would have thought?
Black Alpaca need shade and shelter just as much if not more than the others..
Folk ask me why do you need to be on site with Alpaca cria being born (babies) and I can give a list as long as your arm starting with the need to see when a birth starts so you understand if you need to assist a difficult birth and caring for premature and dysmature babies, unwilling mums, the heat you name it!
Shelters with windows at the back are essential for warm conditions..
and would you know if a mother to be was doing something different than usual to indicate a start of a birth – if you were not on site?
this young lady always lies to the FRONT of the shelter, she birthed that day but more on her later..
Temperatures soar and cria due in this heat means CCTV on pregnant mums at all times when not in fields..
Well as temperatures soar we raised a toast to my Dad who died a year ago, seems like only yesterday. His favourite tipple when in Spain was a San Miguel .. miss you Dad
Well we did not manage to get to the Duck Race this year due to false alarms with pregnant mothers but that is life.. however we did manage to see quite a lot of the Jubilee Celebrations, I found them quite haunting in view of the fact that the Queen has been so ill and is not so young but amazing nevertheless..
Hubby pointed out this beautiful wild rose growing against one of our fences and I rather stupidly leant to sniff the heavenly scent.. only to quickly retreat when I saw the Bee inside.. Welcome to the Wasp and Bee season folks!