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Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Summer Rain is growing up!

Here is hoping my blog will get back to normal and I can post again. Last post which was ages ago announcing that I had a new computer and could finally post again......well that did not last long...my new computer locked me out!! actually it was iCloud that locked me out so had to wait until could get back to the store and get them to help me get into my computer which was not easy but finally we used their computer to make amends with iCloud and I could finally use my computer again.......but then my blog was hacked and when people went into my blog all they got was an advertisement for a company. Awesome grandson finally got it removed for me and now hopefully that is the end of my blog problems!! Was out the other day taking pictures of the llamas and finally got a good one of Summer Rain, she does not like getting her picture taken so it was run around the feeder but she finally stopped and stood for a minute. Her mother has some llama in her and her Dad is full Alpaca and we won't really know until spring when she is sheared but right now it looks like her fleece will be more on the llama side, she has two half sisters that produce Alpaca fibre but love her beautiful colour.
Will have to get some new pictures of the babies from the year before, they have really grown and are not really babies anymore....but I still call them my babies. Well am off to bed.....am totally knit out these days trying to get orders out to people plus knitting gifts for Christmas...will I get it done?....will I get it done?.....said I was not taking any new knitting orders until after Christmas.....then a phone call came and a lady needs a pair of modified fingerless mitts with a flap for a special needs young man in a wheel chair....can not say no to that...so will cast on tomorrow to knit those mitts....in between some baking...trying to get gifts ready for sending to family. Then back to gift knitting...might be wrapping up balls of yarn to gift then take back and knit after christmas when things slow down.....it has been done before........

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Baby Alpaca Arrived in a Rain Storm!

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

Back again with a New Computer

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!!