August 18th, 2020: Happy Birthday Saharah!
Welcome to August! As we are sure you are now well aware, today is August 18th, otherwise known on the farm as Saharah's birthday!
Saharah was born on a lovely, somewhat damp Monday in 2008 in Evansburg. Although it would be another several years before Saharah came to join us here at the farm, she enjoyed a very happy, and successful youth while living at her breeders farm alongside her dam, Sasha. She competed in 2009 and 2010 in the halter ring where she held her own against some of the stiffest competition in the province at the time, earning herself two 2nd place ribbons and a 3rd place in the notoriously difficult light classes. Her role shifted in 2011, when she entered motherhood and welcomed her first, and as of yet only child, Asher into her life.
She, alongside her son, came to join us at the farm in 2012, when her breeders decided it was time to step away from the rigours of farm-life, and enter a well earned retirement. We have cherished every moment with this lively lady ever since, with Saharah being the first to greet us day in and day out as we move forward with our chores; while working hard as an ambassador for the farm welcoming guests with as much gusto as she maintains for her family and herdmates.
As Saharah steps into her 12th year, we have elected to celebrate her birthday in the usual fashion: With a heaping bowl of beet-pulp mash sprinkled with her favourite alpaca-pellets; garnished with an apple & oat (alpaca-friendly) soft-cookie. As the summer wins down, we are pleased to share that Saharah continues to maintain robust health and a positive spark to her life. The summer has been kind to her, and she is well on the way to growing a luxuriously thick fleece to help her move through the summer!