alpaca farm in Utah

Clean out day!

Wednesday, May 24, 2017  It's finally clean out the barn day! I rather like the warm cozy feel in there right now, and so do the animals, but summer is coming and a nice cool floor will be more appreciated. We also need a clean floor for shearing day. The winter…
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May 23, 2017

Tuesday, May 23, 2017  The Pyrenees are shedding their winter coats and white tufts of dog hair are all over the pastures. I do comb and brush all 3 of them as much as I can, but much of it just seems to happen on its own.  The lovely part…
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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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Saturday, May 20

Saturday, May 20, 2017  Well it's still not warm enough for the baskets of flowers to stay outside overnight, but it looks like we will have a pretty pleasant Saturday. We finally have a plan for getting the winter bedding out of the barn and it looks like that will…
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RIP dear Friday

Friday, May 19, 2017  Well I guess it's time I share a bit of sadness that Ive been keeping to myself. We lost our beloved kitten Friday last week. We found him last Thursday before Open Barn day and I couldn't handle any sympathy hugs which would have had me…
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May 18 and 17°

Thursday, May 18, 2017  It's 17° here this morning! That kind of takes the edge off my urgency with confirming our shearing date. The thought of 60 shivering alpacas just doesn't sit well in my head. It looks like it will be warming up next week and then I'll pick up…
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More snow?

Wednesday, May 17, 2017  Oh my goodness.  It's 29° and snowing! Since the alpacas are still wearing their full winter coats this is just a perfect day for them. The four house dogs are snoring at my feet and are quite oblivious to the snow. The outside guardian dogs are…
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Flood warning?

Tuesday, May 16, 2017  The very cold nights we've had lately (22° Sunday morning!) are hard on new gardens and plants but it's actually very good to slow the melting of the mountain snow. I look at the flood warning on the weather app every morning and I can hear…
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Spring Open Barn Day!

Saturday, May 13, 2017  Spring Open Barn day is today! High near 60° today and 0% chance of snow. :) Yesterday I let Romulus into the far back pasture and then let the rest of the boys in one at a time and so far so good.  He seems much…
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Friday May 12

Friday, May 12, 2017  Today is pasture cleanup day and I'll be making final preparations for our event tomorrow. The weather looks like it will be delightful, maybe a little windy. I do hope you'll join us! We will be open from 1 to 4.  Romulus is settling in well,…
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Romulus has arrived!

Thursday, May 11, 2017  Romulus arrived around 11 AM yesterday and is settling in nicely. He's grazing, eating a bit of hay and seems more interested in the girls then the boys, I think that's good! I'll run a fecal exam today and if that looks good I will put one…
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He’s almost here :)

Wednesday, May 10, 2017  I just heard that Romulus will be arriving before noon today. If you see the girls trying to look all beautiful you'll know he's here. lol  We have his suite all ready inside the boys' barn, so he can get to know his roommates without anyone picking…
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