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Sunnybrook Alpacas

Keep on the "Sunny" side of life!

Carol Hunsberger
717 Wexford WayTelford, PA 18969
215.721.9496

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Saturday Afternoon Surprise

A few hours old.

A few hours old.

SURPRISE!!! Went out for about 3 hours on Saturday morning and came back to find a new little GIRL! The surprise is that she wasn't born to the mom that was currently in the maternity yard (and overdue by 2 days) ... oh no, this little girl was born to our awesome foundation female Divinity who wasn't due for another 3 weeks. Little girl was out in the pasture, standing, nursing and walking/running around with the "big kids!" Mom and baby are both doing great, and although born 3 weeks early, li read more...
With mom and Aunt Rosie ... the alpaca that was SUPPOSED to be having a baby!

With mom and Aunt Rosie ... the alpaca that was SUPPOSED to be having a baby!

Being checked out by Mariah the guard llama.

Being checked out by Mariah the guard llama.

Where the 2-leggers found me ... in the pasture playing with the big kids!

Where the 2-leggers found me ... in the pasture playing with the big kids!

I spend a lot of time at the milk bar ... being born makes me hungry!

I spend a lot of time at the milk bar ... being born makes me hungry!


Saturday, April 6, 2013

Baby Love!

Matching purple outfits!

Matching purple outfits!

Alpacas are intrigued by children - especially the first time they see them! I absolutely love to be around when a "new" alpaca (either new to my farm, or a new cria) see and meet a child for the first time! What makes it even more fun is when the child (in this case, my grand-niece ... isn't she absolutely adorable?) loves the animals and wants to kiss them all. Here is a recent encounter on the farm ... these two "babies" just absolutely fell in love with each other! There were kisses and read more...
Love!

Love!


Thursday, September 27, 2012

Finally ... caught a bird "red-handed!"

Caught in the act!

Caught in the act!

I make dyed-fleece ornamental grapevine balls with some of my alpaca fleeces. These colorful grapevine balls look lovely hanging in the garden (or in the house ... sometimes I don't want to put them outside!)

An added bonus for those who love birds is that birds love to snitch fleece to use in their nests. For quite a while, my grapevine ball has looked like it may have had some "visitors," but I was never able to catch the elusive bird(s) in action ... until now! Check out the read more...
Looks like he/she wants to move in!

Looks like he/she wants to move in!

You can actually see a strand of fleece in this birds beak.

You can actually see a strand of fleece in this birds beak.

Before I hung it outside (and with a decorative bow attached).

Before I hung it outside (and with a decorative bow attached).


Sunday, April 24, 2011

A very special Easter gift!

Easter Baby Boy ... 3 days old

Easter Baby Boy ... 3 days old

We received a very special Easter present this year!!! The first cria of the year arrived on Easter Sunday to mom Divinity (Peruvian Presidio daughter, Caligula granddaughter) and dad MFI Peruvian Wellington (a PPPeruvian Augusto son). We thought last year's 17 lb "Moose" was a whopper, but this boy takes the cake weighing in at 20 lbs!!!! He is a beautiful, brilliant white little man with super soft curly fleece. Mom Divinity delivered her gift unassisted - he was found during a barn check stan read more...
Tall and straight ... 3 days old

Tall and straight ... 3 days old

With Mom (Divinity) ... 3 days old

With Mom (Divinity) ... 3 days old

Eating grass ... 3 days old

Eating grass ... 3 days old

Sleepy boy ... 3 days old

Sleepy boy ... 3 days old