Friday, June 05, 2009

Introducing Amaretto's cria....

Latte was born 4 hours ago. Its almost dark and chores are done. Latte is safe with her Mom Amaretto and the other llamas.

Another female cria. Wow! Laddie has only given us females so far -- 5 in 5 years.

Isn't she gorgeous?

Our wwoofer, Jessica, was with us when we found her in the field with her Mom this evening. Amaretto was waiting for Robin, the shepherd, to carry baby Latte up the hill to the safety of the paddock. Lots of humming -- normal humming for us and high pitched humming for Latte.

Jessica has been here since Monday, helping with weeding the garden, planting vegetables, and mulching garden beds. She's been a tremendous help. On Tuesday she learned how to spin on a drop spindle. This afternoon she learned how to sort a fleece, how to tell a good fleece from a bad fleece, a fine, soft fleece from a strong lustre fleece, a male fleece from a female fleece. Now she's seen a new born cria. Tomorrow we are setting up a natural indigo vat.

Today she started spinning on a Kiwi wheel.


  1. What a beautiful baby! Jessica is very lucky to be at Joybilee Farm to experience such a thing. And the gardening and fibre experiences sound wonderful.

  2. Hi, Heather
    We are so blessed to have Jessica with us this past week. Its been wonderful getting to know her. She is a jewel and you must be a great Mother to have raised such a special daughter. We are honoured to have her here.