Alpaca & Muscovy

Alpaca 30 degrees UK!!

well I seem to be averaging 5-10 days between blogs due to being so frenetically busy!

The boys have finished GCSE’s now – phew – so just the interminable wait for the results in August.

It always seems nearly as bad as waiting on a cria.

we have been delighted with our results so far in two girls and two boys.

The two girls born some weeks ago now and doing well, the two boys both premature (very) and born yesterday.

the hot weather, despite field shelters, shade and water, takes its toll very quickly on newborns/young cria and with temperatures soaring to 30 degrees yesterday, we brought the mothers with cria into the barns to ensure no “baked babies.”

to help matters later, we had a downpour too.

yesterday we had a lovely girl from the village called Emily come to be introduced to Alpaca Farming and to help with the fleeces.

She had an absolute babtism of fire as we nearly lost one of the cria born yesterday and she was an absolute star. Well done Emily!

photos to follow once we are sure the cria are out of the woods but as for fleeces from our Stud boys – looking fab so far.