Wow, it’s been over two months since I’ve blogged. Time seems to get away from me here on the farm!
We recently adjusted some of our pricing to make things more affordable for new alpaca owners or even experienced ones adding to their herd.
Don’t be fooled by some of the low prices and think these alpacas are not as “good” as the more expensive ones. True, they may not come with the show ribbons of those priced higher, but it doesn’t mean they would not become a valuable member of your herd. Some of them produce lots and lots of wonderful fleece!
All of our girls have – knock wood – been relatively easy birthers, either requiring no human assistance whatsoever or just a little bit. All our girls have had plenty of milk for their crias. They’ve also all bonded well with their crias with not one of them rejecting an offspring. They are truly fabulous mothers and do the job they were meant to perform.
Our Razzle Dazzle is a particularly great mama. No worries with her at all. Black Comedy always keeps her baby close by and takes her job quite seriously. She is also very much the protector of the herd and the one who sounds out the cry of “Predator!” whenever something she doesn’t recognize is within sight. I do believe she would fight to the death to protect her child if the occasion ever arose.
I haven’t worked up any packages just yet, but we’re also willing to do some package deals that would make prices more affordable to the individual beginning his or her new herd.
We’ve also decided to offer two of our boys as junior herd sires. Their breedings are VERY attractively priced as well as their price tags if you wish to buy them outright and breed them as often as you like. Check out Travolta and Doc Parker when you get a chance. Very pretty boys and two of our highest fleece producers!
Other news…the herd is all doing great and no doubt enjoying this cooler weather we’re having. I know we humans are. It’s nice to not have to get up at the buttcrack of dawn to beat the heat of the day.
We’ve got some crias coming before too long, with due dates of September 28 and 29 and October 5 for our Lantana, PT, and Alysheba. Lantana, although never a big eater, has put on a lot of weight and is I think beginning to feel the effects of pregnancy. We’ll be breeding our maidens Bobbie Sue and Estee this fall and can’t wait to see what they produce.
Until next time…