... And, let us not forget their mama things -- mama things who are great at being mamas! Hooray!
First thing in the morning, Neal discovered our very first litter of Idaho Pasture Pigs! These are out of our registered gilt, Pree, and by Phish, and will be registered breeding stock. So far, they look nice -- very true to breed. She is a very young mother, so she did not have the largest litter ever, but she makes up for it by being a great one.
Later on in the morning, while we were all distracted, another mother gave birth -- our elite white alpaca Millie produced a gorgeous daughter by Hidden Hill Peruvian Dually. Millie has been an absolutely fantastic mother, and I am thrilled with this baby. I *think* she is white, but she has some color to her ears, so I'm holding out hope that she might yet be beige. (A beige cria would have a slightly higher chance of producing grey down the road than a white one.)
Here she is not yet an hour old.
Kissing her maternal half-sister, Bee.
A few hours later, she had dried off, nursed multiple times, and started learning how to really use those legs!
This was my favorite picture of the day ... Mama Millie giving her a kiss, with baby already learning to make a face! ("C'mon, ma! I'm five hours old! You're embarrassing me!")
Last night, I thought for sure that our Royal Fawn daughter, Springtime, was going to go today, but she didn't even look the slightest bit inclined. Maybe tomorrow ...
K writes this stuff, for some reason that has yet to become apparent.