Yesterday was an extra exciting morning on the farm. Cayugastar "Star" gave birth to a healthy baby boy.
Everyone say hi to the new guy.
New guy say hi to everyone!
He doesn't have a name yet, but he is the first offspring of my parents herdsire Milikigo Tka of Abenaki "Kigo".
Back a few years ago Star gave birth to the very first cria (baby alpaca) on the farm. On that day my mom had a good feeling Star was in labor. She sent out text messages to all of us to let us know that this would probably be the morning for the first cria. She left the field for only a few minutes to brush her teeth and in that time Star delivered Wea. My younger sister drove up to the farm and called the house and got the answering machine and left a message "THERE'S A BABY IN THE FIELD!!!!!" It is a message I know my mom will never erase.
This time around my mom knew Star was in labor because she let Geneva eat out of her feed bucket. That is unheard of Star doesn't share her food! So all the signs were there and my mom didn't go in to brush her teeth and at around 8:45 a healthy little boy was born in the barn. Usually they have their crias in the field, but Star decided to deliver in the barn for a change.
Yesterday was a jamb packed morning at the farm. From a new cria, to moving the herd around and watching the other girls that look like they are about to deliver. It is exciting times at the farm! Let the Fall cria season begin! 1 down 3 to go.