The herd was all excited when they saw my parents pull up with their green trailer. They know that means something exciting is happening! Bootiful got a front row spot to the show.
It's a new girl! Brady and Tiny were there as part of the welcoming committee.
My parents spent the weekend in Virginia at the Breeder's Edge Alpaca Auction. Remember back a few years ago when I went with them and won Blue? If you missed it you can read about it here "Once in a Blue Moon". This year they didn't win Bingo, but did win an alpaca by bidding on her.
She is GORGEOUS! She is a fourteen month old medium rose gray female. Her official name is FDA Bisturi's Royal Rose Blush. She is from Flying Dutchman Alpacas in Oregon. She was owned by Amanda VandenBosch and if you know anything about the alpaca industry you will know that Amanda is a very well know alpaca judge.
She is hanging out in quarantine with L.E. and Jatoba. Two of the worlds sweetest alpacas.
She is going to need a farm name. We usually pass around a few names until one sticks. I am calling her "Polyanna" until they decide on her real name. My sisters and I watched that movie a million times as kids and I've wanted an alpaca named Polyanna so I could yell "Polllllyyyyyaaaaannnnnaaaaa!" Just like they do in the movie. I am sure they won't call her that, but until they find a name that sticks I'm calling her that.
Jatoba is in charge of passing on her sweetness onto the new girl. L.E. just does what ever Jatoba does :)
The little boys think she is just beautiful. They are strutting their stuff and she is loving the attention. Do you see Mr. Bates on the left? They will get to go to the shows together this Fall and Spring. Maybe somewhere down the road they'll have a romantic date.
Well that is enough for Polyanna right now. Don't you like that name :)
The babies are getting so big! The three little ones will soon have even littler ones to play with soon. The Fall crias due dates are quickly approaching! I can't wait to see what else Smoke Ring has cooked up.
Maybe another Bootiful?
And just in case you snuck a peek in the picture before Tiny is sporting his new sweater I knitted and designed for him. I'll have more on that for the yarn along. But Blue said he wanted to be in this post too :)
Tiny is still miserable from his tonsil surgery! Getting anything done is just about impossible for me, but I'm glad I got this post together!!! Hopefully I'll be back on a more regular schedule soon.