Wednesday, 29 June 2011
Laurels Don Senon is the latest arrival this year. He was born at 2 p.m. on Sunday and his mum, a maiden alpaca is very laid back and has taken to motherhood like a duck to water. He seems a little small and arrived slightly earlier than expected but nevertheless is coping well and is already starting to play with the other cria. So far we have only had one girl and four boys which is spoiling our hitherto enviable record of breeding mostly females.
Today we caught up with ADE vitamins for the alpacas and wormed the goats and kids. I have also updated the website with some more stock for sale and am just off to take some photos of the latest additions.
Mike was busy topping the paddocks between showers but something has broken and so he has been doing some of the smaller paddocks with the ride on motor mower. They look as good as lawn.
We also vaccinated all the cria apart fron Senon who is too young and Salvador who was born first and therefore vaccinated earlier. We will give them a second jab in four weeks and about two weeks afterwards they should be protected from coccideal diseases.