Tuesday 26 February 2013

Happy 6th Birthday Barnacre

Today is our birthday, it is 6 years today since the arrival of our first three alpacas, from the left: Willow, Duchess and Blossom. This was them back in February 2007.
As anyone who keeps animals will know we've had happy times and sad sad times along the way.  Sadly we lost Duchess and her daughter Blossom in 2009, Duchess had an internal bleed; Blossom cancer.  But not before we had two wonderful cria from each of them.

Willow has been a fantastic member of the Barnacre team, she was the initial face of Barnacre and has produced us 4 fantastic daughters with whom she is very close.

First born was Chiquita who won reserve junior champion among other rosettes in her show career.
Next was Layla, a brown girl, currently pregnant to our Double Fawn Champion Sandstorm.
Third in the family is Angelica, a bundle of fleece from our Supreme Champion Legend of Spartacus.  Just like the rest of her daughters Angelica is very close to her mum and sisters.
And the latest daughter is Palace, who is a complete scruff bag just like her mum!
Hopefully willow is pregnant to Gianmarco's Masterpiece this year so this should produce a wonderfully fine cria.  I wonder if she will have another girl?

Whilst the alpacas enjoyed their birthday celebrations poor Basil had an appointment with the vet to be castrated.  He was far from impressed with his little outing, but soon sprung back to life when vet Sam went back inside the practice!


Apple Vale Alpacas said...

"Happy birthday to ya, happy birthday"

Rosemary said...

A very happy birthday to you all!

Anonymous said...

Happy birthday from the titlington boys, j and c

Zanzibah Alpacas said...

Happy 6th Birthday ... how time flies ....its nice to take the time to look back, then see where you are today ... I think the words 'life changing' spring to mind .....poor Basil !! Jayne