Wednesday, 26 May 2010

From one extreme to another

The weather has gone from one extreme to another here, can you believe when I went out at 4.30am this morning to check over the heavily pregnant girls there was a frost, yes frost at the end of May!

Not only has the weather taken a u turn I am pleased to say that Alice has too. She now loves her baby so much she gets in a panic when he goes to far away from her and she is even talking to him now which she wouldn't do before.

When I weighed him this evening she got all possessive and came running to make sure he was ok which was great to see. He has put on a healthy 360gms today.

At the rate Lucia is putting on weigh she will be as big as last years weanlings before the end of the summer, she put on a whacking 600gms today!!!! Mary has absolutely masses of milk which is obviously doing her the world of good.

Lucia has definitely inherited the Mary mischief gene that her two previous cria, Urusla and Hortatio have. She is so friendly and constantly on the go, its amazing that she doesn't burn off all the goodness from the milk.

3 comments:

Zanzibah Alpacas said...

Nice to read that things are going well there at Barnacre....!! Just wondering have you started the old Homeopathy !!......Jayne

Mark said...

Great news about Alice, well done, down to your hard work.
Checking alpacas at 4.30am is a little bit obsessive though!

Shirley said...

Hi Debbie, Totally impressed with your 4.30am routine - if you whistle you could be part of the dawn chorus! Cold here too, another dusting of snow on the hills last night. Good job we haven't had the shearer yet! Shirley & Robbie