Still no sign of any alpaca impending births and I think we are going to be waiting awhile for our new arrivals as neither girl has got her milk in yet. I checked them both yesterday.
Not that I’m really surprised none of my girls ever seem to deliver early. It always seem to be towards the end of their dates and so we have a little way to go yet. Which may be isn’t such a bad thing as the weather forecast is predicting some showers over the next few days.
The showers have been fairly light so far and are really helping to bring the grass on now. We are starting to look very green again, not only because of the grass but also because the trees are finally starting to green up. The alpacas will be pleased as on these warm days they have missed the shade the trees provide when in leaf.
As we do have grass now the alpacas are out 24 seven. Are they happy about this yet? I don’t think so as they are still trying to get in the barn of an evening, especially the usual suspect Dora.
Dora has finally stopped her moaning and now retires to her field shelter of an evening. Not quite the barn, but she has a full hay rack and a cosy corner to bed down in which you would think would make her happy. But this is Dora we are talking about and if she’s being true to form she will probably sulk for at least a week 🙂
It’s a shame about the cria as we have a farm visit at the weekend and it’s lovely watching people see the wonder of an alpaca youngster for the first time.
Not to worry it won’t be long before we are over run with cria and the watching game will revert to more of a whose who!
It’s funny but every year I worry that I won’t be able to tell them apart and every year I some how manage, as to me they all look so different.
Which is a bloody good job, as if you ask Neil who belongs to who, he just says it’s the white one. Not a big help Neil, apart from two, they are all white! 🙂