A Memorable Memorial Weekend

Started in the right direction with an invite to a friends barbecue on Saturday night, Arrived at 6pm to be greeted with great food and great company. Dawn and Tommy have worked hard on their yard area and its looking really great. So we were able to sit outside and enjoy the evening. I provided the dessert, a really decadent frozen strawberry souffle which seemed to be a hit with everyone.

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Tommy grilling

Tommy grilling

Sunday Morning after our chores were completed ( by Rob, as I had a lie in )  we drove up to Canon GA. Where our friends George and Judy run Walnut Knoll Farm. We arrived at midday and had a complete surprise, one of their Alpacas ( they have over 90!) was about to give birth. While we were waiting for her to get going we were able to also see the two little boys that were born last week.

A week old Suri boy - looking to see what the fuss is about

A week old Suri boy – looking to see what the fuss is about

The Mum was having a few minor problems, it was her first and she was having a hard time getting the little one out, although we would not have wished this on her for all the world, it did at least provide us with an insight of some of the potential issues and how to help and more important, what not to do. The babies feet and nose were out.

Feet and nose !

Feet and nose !

but mum was struggling to get the rest of the head out, at last here it came.

Head out -- Mum needs a rest, shoulders next

Head out — Mum needs a rest, shoulders next

Judy had to make sure mum did not squish babies head, the mum really did not want to stand so we had to work with her. Here come the shoulders.

Almost out -- just the back legs to go

Almost out — just the back legs to go

They were hoping for a girl but it was boy number three, Mummy loves him anyway, look how happy she is.

All out - proud mum loving on her little boy

All out – proud mum loving on her little boy

The next surprise we got was how quick the little lad was able to get up on his feet, must have been less than 30 minutes.

Less than an hour and he can stand unaided, although still very wobbly

Less than an hour and he can stand unaided, although still very wobbly

We went out to get lunch and then had a good look around the rest of their stock. Final check on the new boy before we left, clearly exhausted after all of his excitement but look how fluffy he is already. We drove back with huge grins on our faces, what and unexpected benefit to a great day.

Tired boy - but clean and fluffy now

Tired boy – but clean and fluffy now

 

 

 

 

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