Monday, September 28, 2009

The good, the bad, and the ugly

Yep, that's what living on a farm can be. I love sitting outside and watching my chickens peck at the ground. I love watching new cria pronking around in the pasture when they've first discovered their new legs. I love watching my horses as they gallop around with their tails in the air as they see an unfamiliar sight. However, there are some bad days. A couple of days ago, Cotton Mandy, one of our alpacas, miscarried her baby, only two months away from her due date. The cria (baby alpaca) was beautiful. It was a mahogany brown male. We don't know what happened. We came out to the barn in the evening to find that she was delivering the placenta. The vet came out and determined that the baby was stuck inside. It had already passed. We cry tears for the missed opportunity to share time with the new little one, but we praise God that He has a bigger plan. We are so thankful for the ones that are born healthy. We look forward to new births in December.



  1. Oh, Cyndi - I'm so, so sorry to hear about the baby. Is Mandy OK? Yes, there's always redemption in every situation, but it's still hard.

    Thinking about you, friend...

  2. Yes, Cotton is doing fine. We put her in with her baby from last year to ease the pain of the loss. She is snuggling back up to Lucy again (her cria from last year). She hasn't cried nearly like others who have lost their babies.

    Yep, it's hard. But I'm thanking God for it since He sees the much bigger picture and trusting that He knows what's best for us.

    Thanks, my friend