We have become alpaca farmers over the last two years, and on February 5, 2015, became first time cria farmers with the surprise birth of little Orion. It’s been quite an enchanting struggle to keep him alive and healthy, but at this point, he is both of those. There is a “Criacam” rigged up in our barn where one can watch Orion & his mum, Olivia, any time our internet connection will allow it. You may see us coming and going to feed him bottles, or other chores which require us to go into the tack room where they have both resided since he was born. DropCam, the video monitor company that makes our camera, even featured our live feed on their website so little o, as he is nicknamed, became sort of famous! Here’s the link if you want to give it a try: http://dropc.am/p/AzlL1y
We now own 9 alpacas, of various colors and ages, and they all have unique and endearing personalities to go with their beautiful features. And THAT FIBER! We blend it with our wool and mohair for the softest yarn. When we fall into an alpaca’s neck to snuggle them, we are all stuck there. Soft, soft, soft!