Cold Sunday. Novembrrrrr 24th.

Hi, all!

No luck catching Dolly the llama. She visits daily and eats sometimes and doesn’t sometimes, so I am thinking she is probably getting fed by neighbors around here, too. And she heads back towards an old barn behind us, so she probably has shelter. She seems curious, but not distressed or thin.  I’ll keep trying.

On Friday I was able to take Mrs. Pennyapple  back to her home with Ashlee and Ross. Ash and Ross have moved into their house on 6 acres and are hard at work getting ready to move their alpacas onto their farm.

Ashlee ran the Bobcat to dig a four foot deep trench to run water line out to the pasture.

Ashlee and Bobcat TrencerI think they will be finishing digging the trench today. It is so flipping cold, I hope they dress warm!

On Saturday we were able to get over to Magical Farms Alpacas, where three of their girl alpacas are living until the farm is ready. Two of the girls gave birth last week! We were able to see the little boy and little girl and their mamas. Nothing is cuter than a baby alpaca! I can’t wait until they are home with Ash and Ross.

019 038 Haychili baby girl2This is Mama Haychili and her baby girl, who is two days old.

Ashlee and Haychili's Baby Girl

Ashlee and Haychili’s Baby Girl

And next we have Mama Kittyhawk and her baby boy, who was five days old.

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Ross and Kittyhawk's baby boy.

Ross and Kittyhawk’s baby boy.

Lots of adventures to come for them!

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13 Responses to Cold Sunday. Novembrrrrr 24th.

  1. Do Ashlee and Ross have to wait until the babies are a certain age before they take them home? They look so tiny and cute!

    It must be f-f-fr-eezing to work outdoors now. I suppose they need to get the trenches dug before the ground starts to freeze. (Here in California the garden section is talking about planting cabbages and peas!) Dolly the llama will probably be okay as long as there’s no snow on the ground. Once there’s a few inches burying the grass, I think she’s going to want a barn to take shelter in, preferably one with a well-stocked hay rack. I don’t think llamas are that smart, but maybe she’ll have the sense to accept your invitation and come live with you!

    • Lauri says:

      I think the babies are ready to go, even after just a week or two. But, they have one more female at the farm that won’t have her baby for two more weeks, so they will wait and get all three girls and babies at once.
      They will be bringing home some of the alpacas they bought in Michigan the week after Thanksgiving.

  2. AuntieBellum says:

    Alpaca bums are so cuuuuuute! I just wanna pinch ’em!

  3. Laurie says:

    I like how the baby girl alpaca’s front feet are slightly splayed out. Still getting used to her legs, it looks like.

    It was so cold here last night and today — I was glad I didn’t have to set foot outside all day today!

    • Lauri says:

      The babies are so darn cute….and all legs! After five days in the “birthing barn” they are out in the fields with all the other mamas and their babies. Even in this cold! I guess that’s why alpaca fleece is so warm and soft!

      I am looking forward to when I can take some of Ashlee’s “fiber alpacas”. Not show or breeding quality, but still kept for the shearing of fleece. That’s my goal! It will be another two years at least, but it will be fun!

  4. Lily says:

    Ha! I love Kittyhawk’s colouring. She’s lovely! They’re all pretty, though.

    • Lauri says:

      More light grays and tans are in the mix. What’s fun is that no matter which alpaca you breed to which…any color is possible. So much fun to come. 😀

  5. kimkiminy says:

    Oh the cutes! I wants one!!

  6. leendadll says:

    I WANT A BABY ALPACA!!
    and maybe a baby bobcat dozer

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