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Alta Vida Alpacas

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Corley/Noyes Family
9535 E Parker RdParker, CO 80138
303-884-7374
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Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Cria season (baby alpaca) almost done! 1 more to come!

Esther and Roli

Esther and Roli

Roli and Mahtma

Roli and Mahtma

Mahatma

Mahatma

Esther on a sunny day...

Esther on a sunny day...

Esther on a snowy day :)

Esther on a snowy day :)

So in our first year of alpaca ownership one of the highlights has definitely been the new babies! I can still remember vividly the first delivery and my sense of awe, wonder, terror for the unknown and hopes for the future...wait we are still talking about alpacas, right? It really has been a fun summer/fall with some highs and lows, the learning process never ending. We have experienced some hard lessons, and I continually bemoan to our amazing vet (Dr. Signe Balch, DVM) "I don't know, what I don't know!" She is so patient though and highlights the basics and reminds me that the lessons learned this year will help next year when we are learning new lessons. A comforting realization hit while at this year's Suri Symposium in Estes Park, CO. I was surrounded by some of the largest and most successful Suri alpaca breeders and ranches in North America, representing thousands of alpacas and years of experience, even one of the top judges in the US with alpacas here and a ranch in Australia...and they were all asking questions. People who have been involved since the beginning of the alpaca industry in the US, still learning. And that made me feel, though a junior member, still, a member of the club, a community of caring and wonderful people, stewards of a kind, beautiful and exotic livestock. Pretty cool. SO....all that to say, we've had some alpaca babies. Here are a few pics, I hope you enjoy them and as always, feel free to come on out and see them.