alpaca boys

August 1, 2017

Tuesday, August 1, 2017  So Vesuvio and Bronson have a new home, they both walked nicely with us to the trailer, loading was OK, then Bronson changed his mind and tried to jump out. (it was a horse trailer with a large-ish opening at the top) Oh my. After a…
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Rainy day photos

Monday, May 22, 2017  Cloudy skies and occasional rain yesterday made for some interesting photos. The boys especially seem to know when I'm taking pictures and they really do pose for me. The girls seem a bit more camera shy and usually stand in groups.  The studs are all about…
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April 20, 2017

Thursday April 20, 2017  The sandhill cranes fly over head all day long. I love their song and the graceful way they fly. I've not been able to capture them with my camera yet but I keep trying. Most of the photos I share are taken on my iPhone, because it's…
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March 25

Saturday, March 25, 2017  We have visitors coming this afternoon so we're hoping the rain doesn't show up till later this evening. But I'll tell ya what - that rain is sure making things green up beautifully around here. So we'll use umbrellas if we need them. ‚ėāÔłŹ Update on…
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A rainy snowy Thursday

Thursday, March 23, 2017  Snow and rain is in the forecast for today. The herd has so much fleece growth by this time of year they are pretty impervious to the weather. I see many of them are outside this morning even though it is raining slush. I've been rushing…
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Monday March 13

Monday, March 13, 2017  It's been delightfully springlike here and the boy alpacas have decided it's warm enough to go wading in the creek! They don't care that they have to walk through snow to get there. Silly boys.   I bet my grandson will have similar thoughts when he's here…
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Sunday Feb 26

Sunday, February 26, 2017 A great group of people came here yesterday to learn the basics of alpaca ownership. Thanks to those who came out! We all had a good time and it's always fun to watch people fall in love with alpacas. :) It's below zero this morning, but no snow is in the forecast…
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They need shelter?

Friday, December 16, 2016  My weather forecast says it's snowing in Woodland, but when I look out the window, all I see is rain.  On days like this, I remember the group of male alpaca alpacas that we "rehomed" earlier this year because they had no shelter and I am so glad we made…
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Sending a hug

Monday, December 12, 2016  Happy Monday! Are you feeling holiday stress? So much to do, so little time? Or holiday blues? Remembering those who are no longer with us or just feeling lonely? Well, I'm sending you a big hug and telling you it's OK.  I know many of you check in here every…
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Yay for a working rumen!

Friday, September 16,¬†2016¬†¬†As you might know, I've been bottle feeding little¬†Grenada and feeling¬†a bit of stress around¬†that whole situation. ¬†Well, yesterday I saw a delightful sight - he's chewing cud! ¬†Yay! That means his rumen is working and that he'll be able to digest nutrition from the¬†hay he's been eating…
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Thank you!

Sunday, May 22, 2016¬†Once again we are humbled and grateful that our friends and fans will come from so far and in such chilly wet weather to spend some time at Blue Moon Ranch. It was so good to see so many familiar faces and to meet new friends too.…
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Halter training day

Wednesday, April¬†6, 2016 ¬†The weather was nice enough¬†yesterday (though windy and cool) that we could finally get some halter¬†work done¬†with the¬†"babies" from last year. Their owners came out and worked with them and out of all 10 babies we had no real problems. ¬†The 3 little girls that are staying¬†here…
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A big trek

Friday,¬†February 26, 2016¬†Yesterday was a big day for the Blue Moon boys. They walked through the remaining snow all the way to their far back pasture! They've been hanging around in their barn and just outside it for months. There is still quite a bit of snow on the ground…
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