Saturday, June 9, 2012

Welcome to the world

Last night one of our maidens, Spicy, went into labor. It started after dinner, so unusual for an alpaca. This was her first baby, so we weren't sure what to expect from her.

We kept a close eye on her.

This John from the neighboring alpaca farm. He and his wife, Audrey, came over to lend support. We also had a nice time enjoying some pizza and some cocktails.

Liz and my dad compared bellys.

Chase was checking out what was going on in the barn.

And in the middle of the night,
this little guy was born!

19 lbs. 4 oz.

This is Spicy and her little boy.

It has not been an easy day. Spicy isn't sure about this mom thing. Nursing is not going well. But we have good hope and lots of advice and support.

I will have more pictures soon.


  1. oh so glad everything turned out well, welcome adorable one! babies everywhere here leanne, liz, chase, spicys!

  2. I hope Spicy gets the hang of nursing---and I'm glad this cria arrived safely. Hope all goes well with this one.