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Monday, August 06, 2007

Summer is over

I know it will shock most of you but for Albuquerque kids summer is now over. My girls went back to Albuquerque yesterday. They had a nice summer in Colorado. Kelsey spent a week with me in California, Sara spent a week with a friend in Albuquerque and had that friend up here for a week. Sara also spent a few days with her cousin Charlotte (Keith's daughter) at my sister Monica's house. We enjoyed visits from all my immediate siblings, most of their families and from my parents. And the girls enjoyed hanging at the ranch, enjoyed the horses and dogs, and alpacas. Kelsey went Kayaking. We went to the local waterpark. Took in a Rockies game. Went to Celestial Seasonings and to the Butterfly Pavillion. So all told it was a summer to remember.

On the last day that the girls were here we had another Alpaca birth. Bonita gave birth to a boy. We had been watching her pretty close and Kelsey was hoping on all hopes that the cria would be born before she left. Mike had gone out to do the morning chores. I was going to follow shortly to check on her status. He called at 7:50 to say we really ought to come down. So we quickly did, and the nose poked out at 7:56. The cria hit the ground at 8:06, and he was perfectly healthy. A textbook birth. He stood up by 8:56 and was eating by 9:15. His name is Davis. Kelsey is very pleased to have been there for the whole birth. For those of you watching the barncam, the next one due is Ruby (the black one). Start watching August 29.

2 comments:

  1. Jackie4:27 PM

    It doesn't shock me that the summer is over for your girls, it makes me respect the Albuquerque school system for getting it right. (Should I be shocked that they got it right?) Jonathan's school, being a charter (and not required to follow LAUSD's dumb decisions) starts in one week.

    Congratulations on your new cria! He's goooorrrrrggggeous!

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  2. ALTABELLO4:55 PM

    DAVIS IS SO CUTE! ARE THE PACAS WORTH MORE IF THEY ARE "PAINTED" (KINDA LIKE WITH HORSES)?

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