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.