While we were gone, Sam's alpaca/guanaco had a cria and then the next day, the guanaco had one! They are the cutest things! This one was the first to be born, she is half alpaca and half guanaco.
This was the second one born, on Sunday the 25th I believe, also a girl.
After we got home and got to wander through the pens and see all the wonderull fibery animals, we realized that the moorit ewe lamb had hangy-downy parts; she was a he. I am trying really hard to keep my flock focus on the tunis and Jari's 4-H sheep, and I really fought with myself about having another wool sheep on the farm, but she was a moorit! I couldnt resist until we found out she wasnt a she. The ram lamb was easy to decline, since I dont have any wool sheep to breed him to. Then Sam said "Would you like a guanaco?" I know my eyebrows went up and my mouth fell open because she said "one or two more sheep and it would be a trade!" I think I stuttered for a minute. Have I mentioned I love Sam? She is one of the sweetest most giving people I have ever met, but I can tell you right now, she is getting more than 3 sheep out of me for that little girl! They are priced a lot like alpacas and Im thinking if we make this trade, Im in for at least 10 sheep! You reading this Sam? It is in black and white now!
Anyway, the little red one is going to come here eventually, thinking of naming her 'Lola'. You remember the song, 'at the copa, Copacabana, the hottest spot north of Havana..." yeah, well I will have to clear it with the kid :)