I realized that I have mentioned my daughter, Alexis and husband Michael but have not posted any pictures of any of us. Now you can put a face to a name!! They will both be adding posts to this blog so I thought I would introduce you all to them.
This is my husband, Michael who is in charge of the building of the barn, the food supplies for the alpacas and pastures.
My daughter Alexis (Allie) will be our farm manager. She is in charge of the feeding and watering of our herd, keeping an eye on them for any physical problems, keeping track of the food supplies, maintenance of the barn and fences and helping out with the births eventually.
This is me on the left with Allie. Reina is standing in-between us!
We drove over to Stone Bluff Farm Alpacas on Sunday to visit our girls and Zorro and meet the Vet that will be taking care of our girl Athena when she delivers at Columbia University, Columbia Missouri. Being new owners with a maiden alpaca giving birth for the first time we are quite nervous. We understand that an array of situations can arise during a birth and needed to be assured that Athena was right on track, and she is!
We can’t even begin to tell you readers what it is like to walk amid a herd and enjoy each and every one of the alpacas. They make different noises for different emotions and we have just started listening to them and learning them.
Reina was not sure at first who we were, but she sniffed us and looked intently at each one of us and sudden recogition lit up in her eyes! She walked over between Allie and I and rubbed her long neck up and down each one of us, sticking her face up against ours, and at one point she stuck her tongue out to lick my lip! She stuck to us like glue for the rest of the day.
Even our little shy guy, Zorro, made an effort to get close to us, via Michael.
Athena will be presenting us with her cria in October. Please look for our announcement on Facebook or here in the blog! We really enjoy to messages and feedback from our readers.
Goodbye for now, check back again soon!!
Lynne, Michael, Allie and the herd!