Saturday, September 4, 2010


It has been awhile since I posted anything.

It has been a miserable summer. Extremely hot weather, meager amounts of rain and really buggy. Needless to say, I have been pretty crabby for several months. I am so looking forward to the Fall which is just around the corner. I know we will still get some hot days for awhile longer, but I can see the light at the end of the tunnel. I am just hoping we don't get as much rain as we did last Fall although we really do need a bunch to get back on track. I had hoped that Hurricane Earl would bring some rain our way, and we did get a bit, but it wasn't near enough.

To update everyone, Tip is doing just fine now. We never did figure out what happened. The West Nile Virus titer was negative and nothing unusual showed up in all of his other bloodwork. Oh well, as long as the cute little bugger is strong and healthy, that is what matters.

We will be microchipping the four cria tomorrow or Monday and getting their final papers in order. DNA testing is required by the Alpaca Registry to show parentage and they must be registered in order to show. We will be taking them to Lexington this year in mid-October. We went last year with Portfolio and little Annie, but that was really just to get our feet wet. I am excited to show our cria.

As far as this year's crop, we are thinking we will have four, the first one would be due in early November. I, of course, will be putting up posts about that as time gets closer.

The pictures are just some ones I have taken randomly.

The little frog was in the plant I have on the table out on the back porch. I think he is pretty cute.

The picture outside was of a storm that was approaching a couple of weeks ago. Notice that Colonel Parker was monitoring the situation on the TV.

And a few pics of my hummers. I haven't been able to get a good one of the whole flock, just too dang blurry. Little suckers are very fast!