Wednesday, 13 June 2012

Look what we've Got !!


 This is the first of two Special deliveries today !  I was only saying last night I wondered what today might have in store.....well its been an exciting and busy day here today.  I think it would be fair to say we have joined in with the start of the new arrivals here.  Holly has given birth to a lovely Fawn Boy, he was born around 11.15am this morning, with no complications...in fact he had just been born when I managed to take the first photo.


 Well we have officially joined the birthing window, he was up on his feet and feeding within the hour.  We have had a lovely sunny day here today, he had a coat on for the first few hours and somehow he must have walked out of it, this afternoon, as when I checked them he was nice and dry, lying next to his little jacket.


Holly has a lovely Fawn Boy, he is the first baby born here this year, he is yet to be named.  Tonight he is tucked up in the barn with the other girls, in a special new arrival area.  He will be in there for a week or so, just to make sure he cannot get injured by mistake from the other girls.  It also gives them a safe area for him to bond with his mother in the first hour or so.


 This is the second special delivery today.  My long awaited yarn has arrived back from the Mill.  I am really pleased with the colours and finished result of the yarn.  This is the first year I have managed to branch out and have a selection professionally spun.  I have a selection of 6 colours in total.  It took me ages to decide which ones I wanted to have processed.  In the end I decided on two batches of grey, one from 'Zanubis' blended with Wellground Stravinsky, & one called  'Zeto' not mixed with another fleece.  A selection of Fawns, one called 'Autumn Gold', this is a blend of Trienza with Wellground Vital Spark.  One called 'Sahara Mist', this is a blend of Tremona with Wellground Vital Spark. One called 'Zayamara' this is a blend of Zorba with Aymara and a White called 'Snowflake' this is Duke's fleece not mixed with any other. It is lovely to see the finished product, I am really quite proud of it.  I think I shall be kept busy with this selection of yarns, I cant wait to see the wool knitted up into a selection of quality hand crafted knitwear range from the 'House of Lady Zanzibah Fashions' !!


This is the evening photo of our new arrival with the herd taking lots of interest in him.  All being well we could have around nine of these beautiful bouncing babies.....I wonder if its going to be a Blue year......after all I manged to have four girls from five babies, last year, so I can't complain.  At least we have officially joined the  Baby Party !!



7 comments:

Terry said...

He's beautiful! Heartfelt congratulations! When I said I couldn't wait to see baby pictures, little did I know it would be so soon!

Shirley said...

Well done Holly and well done Jayne, he's a bonnie wee boy. Hope all your others are as easy and successful. Great looking yarn too. Shirley & Robbie

Debbie, Barnacre Alpacas said...

What an exciting day you've had. The little fellow & your yarn looks lovely.

Jeff and Sheila said...

What a beautiful fawn boy! Congratulations.

Mark said...

Congratulations Jayne, very pleased for you! He looks a little cracker!

Apple Vale Alpacas said...

Great news Jayne!

Barbara@beckbrowalpacas said...

Congratulations Jayne...what a lovely strong boy...may they continue the same...with some females of course!