Saturday, October 4, 2008

A Great Day

I spent the day doing what I love; working with alpacas. I sheared baby fleece off several young crias (nursing alpacas) as well as the leg fleece of a local herdsire (breeding male alpaca).

After the shearing was done and we were cleaning up, I heard the ranch owner yell, "nose and toes."

I thought, "What in the world is she talking about? She must be talking to someone else."

Then I heard her yell "Kathryn! We're having a baby!"

I immediately abandoned my partially cleaned up mess and ran outside to see an alpaca in the process of being born. This was the first birth I have been privileged enough to witness.

She is beautiful and as far as I know still un-named.

Today was a great day.

1 comment:

Allison said...

Ah, the miracle of life. Puts hope and optimism back in the world.