Thursday, July 28, 2011

'Paca post


















I forgot! I introduced our newest additions to the world on my FB page, but not on my blog!

First came Nitro. We bought him at auction, and were in awe of his fleece. Our gelded boys never even came close to the quality of fleece Nitro has, beautiful crimp, SO soft and fluffy. Nitro is ARI registered as Peruv Noahh's Nitro PPLLC. Can't wait to see some babies out of him. He's a 2008 model, considered "light fawn". I think the 'paca colors are almost as confusing as Shetland colors! lol. Here's Nitro with some lambs. We were SO pleased to see that he LOVES the lambs, he actually get's really upset if he can't see at least one lamb in his line of sight.


Later this summer, mom was searching for some registered females, as we had two unregistered (lost one to old age this spring) females. ((And I just realized we don't have any photos of Dyna ('Nitro' and 'Dynamite' ;-) )! She's a chocolate female with a split ear, who's hopefully bred for a cria next year! )) We found a trio (didn't really want another male, til she saw him :) ), down south of the cities, so she went to check them out, and came home with our new three!

"Herculese" is our 1999 model new male, his primary color is listed as "Medium brown" and secondary is listed as "light rose grey" not sure how they come up with these :)

Herc is a beautiful, well mannered boy, who has hopefully bred both of these girls, though Stormy looks pretty chunky already, so we'll keep an eye on her.

Next is Tiara, or "Pajolo Tiarra" as her papers say. She is a 2000 model, listed as Primary "light fawn" and secondary "white".

Isn't she purdy? I just love her face.

But the star of the show is Stormy a.k.a. "Stormy Days".
She is an absolutely stunning blue eyed white female. If I could clone her, I would. She has a beautiful body, gorgeous head, and beautiful fleece. I can't WAIT to see what she and Herc and then she and Nitro have :D

Well, that's our 'paca herd. If I'm reading these right, both the sires of Stormy and Tiara are imports, Stormy's father from Peru, Tiara's from Chile. I need to learn more about how this paperwork works...hehehe :)

Over-run with babies!





Momma pastel & 11 babies above. Will be keeping the silvers, and some of the blue bibbed, but should have a few available for sale.


We're having a duckie explosion right now! lol. We were quite disheartened this spring when a momma came up with 4 babies and one of my muscovy hens ATE them all... :( Here's kind of a funny story though...

A few days ago, a hen came up with 7 babies, so mom scooped them all up and put them in the rubbermaid stock tank so the rats can't get them. Well, momma duck flew out! The next day, mom finds "momma" with two more babies, what the heck? So she scoops them up and throws them all in. Momma now stays with the babies...strange huh? Well, she put them outside in a nice cage with a swimming bowl so they could enjoy the nice weather...and here comes this hen just a quackin' away, talking to the babies...Mom made an oops! LOL. Apparently the hen NOT with the babies hatched the first 7, and the second mom that came up with the 2 got to adopt everyone! LOL. Well, she's taking excellent care of them, and is quite alright with mom picking her and the babies up every day to be put outside, so she can keep them lol.

We also had a momma come up with TEN last night I guess! Exciting...we love our calls :)

And momma muscovy is bad :( She's lost almost half of her large brood, down to about 8 babies, but the other mommy is doing excellently with all of her 8 yet, so I still have plenty to pick from, plus the 3rd momma is off setting somewhere.

Oh! And our dewlap toulouse hen is setting! I don't know if any of the eggs will actually be fertile since the buff romans didn't hatch this spring, but we'll see :)

And I never got all the lambs evaluated the other day :( I got sunburnt and got lots of other things done, but not that. *sigh* So between the sunburn, my stomach and my head (yay for days long migraines), I've been off work for a couple nights now. HOPING I can go back tonight, but we'll see if I'm feeling okay. Hoping Saturday I will feel good enough to go out and seperate sheep, because I have one, possibly two people coming to look at and buy sheepies, yay! Some of them I REALLY hate to sell, but gotta do what ya gotta do.



PS
Max says the dog days of summer are here...hehe.



Poor old Max hates the heat, but hates being shaved even more lol. I think this is a really cute photo, might black/white it and put it in the fair :)

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Had to post this...

video

This was our male llama Passion meeting the yak for the first time.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Wedding Invitations!


Front:

Left side of inside:

Backside:


I didn't upload the info page, for obvious reasons (who knows if there's someone stalking me! or Adam! LOL), but if you'd like the information to come on up, please feel free to message me! Not EVERYONE is on Facebook, contrary to popular belief, and ALL of my friends are invited so please, message me if I somehow forgotted you! And sorry for forgotting you :( I'm pretty proud of these puppies! Designed and printed by us :) And the picture of the hands is our hands, my engagement ring and his promise ring I got him. It says "Anam cara" which loosely translated means "soul friend", which soul mates we are :) Anyway! Off to some errands! Have a wonderful day!