Friday, 18 March 2011

My Bonnie

We had a work schedule planned for today that included lots of fencing, tidying up the barn and some paddock maintenance but it all went by the board for a really good reason.  I woke at 7am and jumped straight out of bed shouting 'Ms Humphreys'.  I thought that we had slept in but when I looked out of the window Ms Humphreys was fine and sitting in her dust bath, I was sure that she was going to birth today as she had spent quite a lot of yesterday sitting around humming.  Oh well, never mind, the weather was dry and sunny so it meant we would get most of the chores done so I put the kettle on to make coffee.  I was just looking out of the window admiring last years cria when Ms Humpreys got up and walked to the poo pile.  There was a head waving around under her tail so I called Si to hurry.  We had a beautiful cria on the ground by 7.08, we know this because Si threw his clothes on and grabbed the camera so it was timed.  Wow, that's the way to do it. 

'What is THAT?'
 
 My Bonnie searching for the milk bar

Not only beautiful but talented too.  She does impersonations, here she is being a swan.

We had no worries about the cria, we are delighted with the colour and even more so by the fact it is another female. Ok, so not all of the chores were done but we have spent quite a bit of the day just admiring our new addition.  She has been racing round with the weanlings this evening and even tried to feed from Delilah who soon saw her off. 

We have carried on the song theme with names and as we already have Penny Lane and Eleanor Rigby we have called her My Bonnie as this was the first single released by the Beatles and she really is bonnie, although you can't see it in the todays shots she has huge eyes.

8 comments:

  1. Totally Gorgeous, well done Irene and Si.

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  2. Congratulations on your cria, lovely colour and a good swan impersonation. :)

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  3. Wow.....Congratulations...on your lovely new arrival !....another beautiful birthday girl...Bonnie picked the perfect day to enter this world...Well done Ms Humpreys ....and hopefully this is the start of the good times....for Ashdale Alpacas.......Jayne

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  4. And what a bonnie lass she is too! Congratulations - definetly no lie in for you these days. Well done with all the garment sales as well.

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  5. Gorgeous, Irene! I stayed up as long as I could last night, waiting for the pictures, but I had to give in and go up in the end! Would have been worth the wait though!

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  6. Congratulations on your new arrival!

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  7. She looks lovely, looking forward to seeing a nice fluffy photo of her when she's dried.

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  8. New pictures of My Bonnie please.....

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