Thursday, April 27, 2006

Alpacas again... and a newborn!

I just love these furry creatures and I happened to have a camera along today. I have been watching to see if, like there seem to be with every other animal in the fields, there were babies. Sure enough, I looked and there was a little fellow(?) lying down beside his momma all tuckered out.

They were far away as usual, but even my presence seemed to make them move.

The baby hauled himself up and trotted along behind Mom toward the far fence line. She sure keeps a good eye on him! One of the humans from the farm was just standing silently in the field among them. I think she was hoping for a better view of the baby too!

He/she sure looks spindly in the midst of these wooly creatures. By next winter, I imagine he'll seem just as puffy as the rest!

The neighbors seem to want to get a good look too...

I wonder how an animal can appear to be so regal and so goofy both at the same time!

I wish I had the camera along with me last night when Bob convinced me to go see some baby Pygmy Goats. I have a feeling we may go see them this weekend while Rob is home with friend(s). Baby Pygmies are as close to living stuffed animals as you can get with their perfect little hooves... No, we are NOT bringing any home!


Tina Sams said...

I resisted commenting on the Amish sampler (slobber, drool), but the baby!!! THE BABY!!! OMG!!!
There's been something in the air. All the birthing going on in the fields under the bright spring sun is awe inspiring.
And the trillium are blooming. What more could you want?

Just say "NO" to goats.

Zonnestraaltje said...

Awwww!!!! Get a goat! Get a goat!!!