Thursday, October 28, 2010
We lost little Aran early this morning!
Unfortunately, she did not get the immunities she needed from her mom before she died, and the powdered colostrum didn't help at all. She was doing well, eating and gaining weight, but it seems she got some kind of infection and didn't have the ability to fight it.
She is now with her mother!
Monday, October 25, 2010
Things have been really crazy around here this past week. In addition to taking care of the new orphan which means feeding every 2-3 hours around the clock, we had out of town company for four days. We really enjoyed seeing them, but it was a bit challenging to make sure they had a good time and also take care of the Aran. I think we were successful.
The pics are from the last week.
Godspeed to our girl CPHA Anastasia! She was such a good girl and an excellent mom. We are waiting the results of the necropsy because this was so unexpected and tragic.
Baby Aran is doing well and Dancer, the big brown and white female has taken her under her wing, she will let Aran snuggle up to her at night. Bless Dancer's mommy heart!
I have also enclosed some pics from the show. Please ignore the fat woman with the cute pacas. We did pretty well and learned alot and made some more really wonderful contacts.
We are thinking of showing in Lexington again in March.
Monday, October 18, 2010
These are a few pics from today of our surprise cria. She was not due for about 3 weeks. Her official name is Hummingbird Hill Araon (pronounced Erin). My daughter and her best friend did a great job as we were still at the show. Unfortunately, her Mom had some complications later, and did not make it.
I will post some more later.
Thursday, October 14, 2010
I was going to have some pictures of the Open House we had at the farm on Sunday, but the camera went missing. We did eventually find it, but by that time, it was mostly over. There were a couple of our guests who were taking pictures and hope to get a few of them sent.
It was a wonderful day though. The weather was very cooperative, sunny and about 80 degrees with a light breeze. I had lots of good food and plenty of beverages and about 75 people came.
We enjoyed introducing everyone to our alpacas and even had some scarves, gloves, socks and hats that were made from paca fiber to show people and to sell.
Gracie got lots of good belly rubbings and the horses got plenty of attention and treats.
We leave tomorrow for Lexington, VA for the 2010 Virginia Alpaca Owners and Breeders Expo. We will be showing 3 of our babies, Clare, Kerry and Killa. We were going to be taking Tip as well, but his hind end still isn't 100% after his recent illness.
I WILL have pictures!!