Monday 21 May 2012

Kirkley arrival

It was another early start this morning, we were off to the Countryside Event at Kirkley Hall with some of our alpacas and the knitwear.  I was leaving the farm in the capable hands of mum and dad with strict instructions to keep a very close eye on Sienna as she was clearly thinking about giving birth.

Just as we were setting up I got the call from my rather excited mum to say that Sienna was indeed in labour, so I was on and off the phone keeping check on progress.

The event at Kirkley Hall Zoo was very well organised with lots of people.  I actually got a quick look round the zoo before it opened, it's fab.  

For once we remembered to take the camera and Paul took a few photos before the event opened, getting chance to take photo's once the public enter is always impossible. 
Out with us today was Ochre (brown) Minimus (Fawn) and Pearson (Beige).  It was Pearson and Ochre's last outing with us as they head off to their new home next weekend - that is going to be a very teary separation! 
About an hour into the morning, the call came, Sienna has had her baby.  A light coloured boy; mum couldn't quite decided white or light fawn.

He is a real chunky boy weighing in at 8.53kg, the camera was still packed away when we got back so I'm afraid you will have to wait until tomorrow to meet him.....


Zanzibah Alpacas said...

Wow ....the stall looks fantastic, I bet those boys were on their best behaviour ! Congratulations on your new arrival ...excited to see the new baby !! Its lovely that the weather has improved for those little ones ! .....Jayne

Apple Vale Alpacas said...

I like the idea of showing the alpacas around the zoo!