Wednesday, June 01, 2005

Another Birthday Girl!

Right after the female llama was shorn, Fiesta, an alpaca, dropped this little cria into the group. Here, Leslie welcomes the new cria to the farm. Fiesta was up next and the owners of the farm suspect she didn't want to go through a shearing while pregnant. She ended up being the last female sheared before we broke for lunch. I've got to get that conjugated verb right... to shear

6 comments:

kris said...

oh my god a baby alpaca! how fantastic that you got to experience this!

Anonymous said...

I just love the alpaca! They have eyelashes you know. Your poncho looks great by the way!

Anonymous said...

oops, that last comment was from me (beth @big geek) der!

Diana Jean said...

Welcome to the world my little one, what a lovely event to make the day all the more memorable. Yes, it's that time of year, shearing, lambing, and I don't know what they call it when llamas give birth, but that too. Out here on the west coast, lambing is over, it generally happens in March. Sheep are shorn before the lambs come, to clean up their backsides and to make sure they come into the warm barn at night. No lambs born out in the fields overnight. Alas, country living. Did you manage to nab any fibre from the shearing?

Miss Twiss said...

Alas, no fibre. And that is alright with me. I figure the River Bend Fibre Company is young and they need all the fibre they can sell. I'll probably visit their store in a few weeks and see if I can buy some. I would rather support them that way.

Cheryl said...

Laura! I wasn't expecting you to post Clover and I up on the blog! What a surprise! And what a day that was. I love the fact that the baby and I share a birthday! It was a long day. So many alapas plus a couple of llamas to shear. I hope it was as much a great experience for you as it was for me. I know Ann, Leslie and Colin really appreciated our help that day. I look forward to spending time at the farm again someday! I love it there.