Tuesday, 31 December 2013

And again...seeing out 2013 in style!!

Chance and Cocoa
Just as we were recovering from MCQ Cocoa, and marvelling at how big Chance looked in comparison...Malibu (Boo) started panting and wanted OUT of the pen (where I had been feeding everyone today)...I quickly ran back to the house, looking back to see Boo standing at the poo pile - clearly labouring.  I grabbed my phone, shouted at Hubby, and headed back out (Daughter was at the shops - wouldn't you know it?)...

Boo headed down to the birthing tree, and I was quickly joined by Hubby, 3y old and 16y.old son (who repeatedly told me that it was 'disgusting and gross').  I felt lucky that we were actually going to see our first birth!!! All other births had been over and done with, so I prayed that nothing would go out my video...and cheered on Boo.

3y.old was a little noisy until the tiny little nose came poking out, and then his eyes were just enormous as he watched this beautiful cria born.  Two little legs came out from underneath, and as Boo moved (she sat down to give birth), the rest of the body came sliding out.  The little cria was breathign on it's own, but Hubby quickly checked that it's airways were clear.  Boo was already calling to it, but I managed to see that she had given birth to a rose-grey little boy (with grey markings on his head)!!

It was pretty amazing, and I was so very happy that everything went well.  Boo then pushed out the placenta, and the little cria was soon on his feet and looking for the milk.  The other 'pacas were sniffing/kissing and biting him as Boo bossed them all about and kept rounding up her little man.  Our new addition, and what a way to end 2013...Macquarie Springs Cairo.

Daughter came home from the shops soooooo quickly!


  1. Keep up the blogging helps us get through this wet and windy British winter that we are having!

    Happy New Year to you all. Hope it's a great one.

  2. Great news, and agree with Barbara, as the rain and wind lash against the door.

  3. Now that's the way to start a New Year! Congratulations to all. Shirley & Robbie

  4. What a beautiful gift to end 2013 with !
    Happy New Year to you and your family.
    Wishing you all the best,

  5. Good luck with your farming.

    Thank you. Love love, Andrew. Bye.