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Wokingham, Berkshire, United Kingdom
Easter-Wood Alpaca Stud is a family-run, BAS-registered Alpaca breeding enterprise, located in the Royal County of Berkshire. Sheila and Jeff Easter set the company up in mid-2008 when they purchased their first 5 Elite Australian Alpacas.

Monday, 10 May 2010

The annual shearing followed by a late delivery!

Yesterday was a very hectic day and as every Alpaca breeder knows, shearing is a "full on" exercise. Mike Banks arrived at Easter-Wood late afternoon and we immediately set to work laying out a double mat to speed up the process. With Mike and his team demanding full involvement from us, it was fortunate that we had pre-empted this and employed the services of some of our friends and family whom without them, would have been shearing into the very late hours of the night! Even then, we still didn't finish until gone 9 pm at which time, we settled down to a wonderful Chilli and "nibbles" which went down particularly well!.

This morning, Sheila and I made the routine check on the now "bald" girls and boys and immediately noticed that Cambridge Sara was more restless than normal (she was due to have her cria last week) and within minutes, saw the head of her cria appearing. One hour later, she gave birth to a healthy male out of EP Cambridge Samson. He is a wonderful, strong boy and on his feet within an hour.

 "Look at me, I can stand and I am only 1 hour old!"

Mum and cria settle down for the night.


5 comments:

  1. Congratulations Jeff and Sheila. Excellent news. He looks a bonnie laddie. I will tell Samson about his son in the morning ;o))

    Rob

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  2. Congratulations on a fine looking boy... maybe I need to get the shearer to come sooner!

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  3. Congratulations - a lovely boy! Looking forward to watching his progress!

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  4. Congratulations on your lovely new arrival ! He looks a very strong handsome little fella !......Jayne

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  5. Thank you all for your kind words.

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