This time of the year is the best if you are breeding alpacas. Seeing the cria in the paddocks is wonderful, we can while away many an hour just leaning on the fences watching them. It's just a pity that we also have to do routing chores that take us away from them. We have been getting the wood ready for the log burner in winter and making alpaca poo bricks to burn too.
Si has started to prepare the fleeces for the GWR show and getting any that haven't been entered ready to go to the mill. We are getting really low on yarn and the knitwear is still selling despite the warm weather. As it has been dry here today we have taken advantage of it and been cutting the grass again; the rain made it grow so fast that the alpacas couldn't keep it short enough.
I did remember to take the camera out today and grab a few shots of this years cria. They are growing so fast and we only have another couple due but not until next month. We should have done spit offs on all the girls that have been mated recently but we were far too busy so that will have to go on the weekend 'to do' list now.
Clyde is the youngest (and isn't ours) but we are still getting a lot of enjoyment watching him play with Bonnie in the top paddock.
Eleanor Rigby, who was born in January, with Piper just behind. I'm afraid I chopped off Condor's head in this one.
In this one I was trying to get Wilhelmina and Condor but Heaven spotted the camera and came charging over.
Bonnie seemed quite happy to pose today, she normally tries to hide behind her mum when the camera comes out. Maybe having Clyde to play with has given her more confidence.