Saturday, 27 March 2010
This is Pepsi-lola, one of last years cria who is soon to be weaned. She perfectly represents this time of year and all that is exciting and new. I know that everyone at Beck Brow is full of anticipation for the new births.
The preparation adds to the excitement, the more you think about and plan, the greater the expectation becomes. I wonder if the girls themselves have such feelings? They certainly know they are pregnant and assume slightly different persona's to cope with this change. We are very aware of how well Mother Nature provides for the alpaca when it comes to producing and caring for their young.
Whilst watching the herd today I thought I could detect a subtle change in the girls who seemed busier as a group. It may just be the start of the spring grass or could it be they are beginning to feel changes as they get nearer to becoming Mums?
The answer may lie not so much in my musings but in Pauls hard work chain harrowing the paddocks on the quad bike! He successfully spread the pony poo and cut some hedges whilst I became absorbed by the herd!
The alpaca's evoke such feelings of peace that it is not at all surprising that as humans we enjoy being around them so much.