As I mentioned in my last post (last summer!), life on the farm is always busy! Sadly when things get busy, the first thing that gets neglected is the blog, website and social media. So here I am again - playing catch up! So here's a short recap of the happenings...
No sooner was Gracie born (last August), when just a day later Lillibet (aka Little Lilli) delivered her cria!
Little Lilli is an experienced mom and has always had quick, trouble-free deliveries and healthy active babies. This delivery was no exception and we are delighted with this dark brown male that we call Levi.
The birth of Levi concluded the 2020 cria season at Pronkin' Pastures! 3 boys, 1 girl... again. They are maturing into very nice young alpacas. :)
And now, cria season is upon us again! We bred 6 girls last summer (in 2020), but are expecting 3 to 4 crias this year. It appears that 2 of the girls didn't get pregnant - and one we are not certain about. So, first up, we have LadyBug due to deliver anytime! At the time of this writing she is at 346 days gestation. Gestational length in alpacas varies, but 345 days is considered average. LadyBug was bred to Brock - a male we purchased last year, so this will be the first of his offspring on our farm. We are excited to see the outcome of this pairing!
So I'll end this post for now as I need to go check on LadyBug. Stay tuned for more recap as I try to catch you up over the next couple of days, and for news on the newest addition!
About the author:
Always an animal lover, alpacas entered my life in 2005.
I enjoy all aspects of life with alpacas - from caring for them, to training them, spinning and knitting their wonderful fiber, photographing them, and even writing about them!