We have had another little one! Carolyn gave birth this morning whilst we were in Dorchester getting Carl's eye tested (he is soon to be the unwilling wearer of a pair of glasses - not all the time as he keeps telling me). A little boy - well, a very hefty boy actually and charging round the field when we got back at 10am - Carolyn had shown no signs when we left at 8am. He hasn't got a name yet but I am toying with Travelling Man (due to a bit of commotion on the hill this morning concerning a couple of buses, a newly cut field, a few urgent phone calls and a bit of gate locking!). Sam was at work this morning so missed everything but arrived back in time to go shearing with Carl in the afternoon - a lovely pair of boys (the alpacas, not Carl and Sam).
Carolyn's cria is the one on the left! I am about to go and weigh him! The little one walking to the right is Lina's cria who now has a name - Lady Tulisa and she is tiny at just 5kg. That is the smallest we have ever had. Carolyn's baby looks pink but it is just staining!
A better penning solution! - After a long "family illness" and a subsequent reduction of our herd, I am back to report a more recent enhancement to Easter-Wood. One of the problems we ...
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