Sunday, June 29, 2014
We have had our share of rain lately. here is what happened yesterday late afternoon while we were having a rain storm with thunder and lightening. Could not believe our eyes when we went out to do the chores when the rain storm passed over......here was baby sitting there all wet! Her mother Venus has always had her babies early in the morning so when afternoon arrived with no baby, we did not think she would have it that day. Well surprise! surprise! So glad it was a girl as Venus is getting on in years, we do not know how old she is as she was in the small herd we were given a few years ago, she has some llama in her as she is a large alpaca. With Venus having a girl we do not need to wean her from her Mom and they can stay together forever, Venus has a very large utter with lots of milk. I took one look at baby and named her Summer Rain. We got baby dried off and got them bedded down in the barn for the night. Here they were this morning, Summer Rain all dry and fluffy ready to take on the world, enjoying the sunshine with her mother! Now this afternoon we had another thunder storm roll in and just as we were going to go out and get them in the barn we seen Venus head for the barn with baby right beside her and they tucked themselves in. Now we just have Belle who is Venus's girl from a few years ago, we think she is going to have a cria...but when who knows, it will be her first baby so is hard to tell.
Thursday, June 26, 2014
I can not believe it has been that long since I had posted! Just could not do anything with the old computer, so have a new one and am finally learning how everything works....I hope...we will see. It let me change the picture...it is rather large in your face type picture...but it is there. The baby llamas have now been sheared and the fleece is sitting there waiting for me to get it sorted, I took some pictures before they were sheared and promised them I would not share naked pictures. Here they are, the little alpaca "Rusty" is so funny....the picture with no ears is how he looks if he can see the camera....then the picture when he thinks I am taking a picture of someone else. He can have the cutest face...and also the funniest face. We are waiting on one or maybe two alpaca babies, the one is ready to have her cria any day but the other one it will be her first cria and although I am sure she is preggers I do not know when. Now have to find time to get at all the beautiful fleece from these cuties plus all the yard work! O.K....now that I have a post written and I can not believe how easy it was to get the pictures moved into it.....lets hope I can get it posted!!
Saturday, November 16, 2013
Still knitting!! Weather report tonight says big snow storm arriving tomorrow, RH birthday Sat. and Older Son and daughter-in-law had planned on meeting up for lunch but will put it on hold for another day, do not want to be out and about in bad weather unless you really have to. if computer and blogger will let me will post the pictures of the rest of our babies.
Thursday, November 14, 2013
What is new?? Just the knitting marathon to get stock ready for the Christmas market in a week then can relax and get ready for Christmas plus have been under the weather lately and on antibiotics for the last week but am starting to feel better...good thing...I can always knit between rests. Should also get some fibre carded and pulled into rovings for sale, sold out everything the last sale, would really like to get some yarn dyed also but will have to see how time goes. As I do not have pictures of fibrey things will post some pictures the the animals growing fibre for me.They are growing so fast. Will post a couple of them today and try to find time to post the rest tomorrow. Blogger is only letting me download one picture at a time and it takes ages.
Friday, October 25, 2013
Thursday, October 10, 2013
Can not believe it!! computer and internet both working at the same time....is really getting annoying,just hope it keeps going until I get a post written!! We have not bred any llama or alpaca girls for a few years because of moving and getting things set up again, but last fall we bred four of our llama females and I bought a young male alpaca for our girls, we put them together and the girls just laughed at him as he was smaller than they were and decided we would put them back together this spring....well Black Mommy had a surprise for us!! I went out to check the llama girls and look what I found!!
Saturday, October 5, 2013
Went up to the local fibre mill and picked up some skeins of Alpaca and some of wool last Tuesday so have been busy washing the skeins....all 120 of them....and of course had to dry them in the house as the weather was so cold. Just love those shower rods that do not have to screw into the wall...you just put them up by pressure. I got four of them and use two chairs to support them and hang the yarn to dry on them....is so great if I can do it out on the deck in the sunshine but in the house it takes forever and I wanted some of them for the market today. They were dry yesterday so that is what I did all day yesterday. I like to wash them to get the spinning oil off them and then re-skein them as it makes them look so nice, it took me all day but I got half of them done and got the info tags on them.....I was up until 2:00AM getting them ready to go. Could sure feel it in my elbow and shoulder today.