alpaca fleeces

Sunday November 19, 2017

Sunday November 19, 2017  Well, we had a nice refresher course of what winter is like at the ranch. Beautiful, and a lot of work.  lol  It will get above freezing for the next few days so I think most of it will be melting away.  We tested out our…
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Thursday November 16, 2017

Thursday November 16, 2017   The bad news is our Ford F150 is dead and will be dissected for part at our mechanics place. The good news is I now have a space for year round skirting and fleece activity in the garage ...until we find a replacement truck that is! (oh…
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Wednesday September 6, 2017

Wednesday September 6, 2017  That moon! The skies! Fires are burning all around us in the western US and the skies are a reflection of what's happening.  The moon was orange red as it came up over the mountain last night. I wish I could've taken a photo, but I…
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Oh, those baby fleeces!

Tuesday September 5, 2017 I'll be opening the yarn barn this morning for shoppers and then this afternoon the rest of the fleeces will be skirted. Skirting a fleece is removing any part of the fleece that does not match the best part of the fleece. I remove belly hair, muddy…
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Sunday August 20, 2017

Sunday August 20, 2017 Next week will be a very busy one with appointments every day so for today I think I'll not get too ambitious. There are no days off in farming, but atually the animal care part of it is pretty easy. It's the business side of things that…
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Bodhi and Belle 💕

Saturday August 19, 2017 Visitors coming early today then I hope to get caught up with a few more fleeces this afternoon.  Skirting fleeces is one job that is so much easier to do outside, I know I only have a few more weeks to get the rest done. I sit…
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Wednesday August 9

Wednesday August 9, 2017  Do you know that wonderful feeling when all your projects are done, you've checked everything off your list and you can sit back and look at your accomplishments? Well neither do I!  haha Wednesday is Farmers Market day for us. For years I tried to grow…
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Many thanks

Tuesday, July 25, 2017  Thank you from all our dogs to all our neighbors who did not blow off fireworks last night!  I know there were some, but not close enough to set off the panic in the house. Nice.  Puppy elle will have her first vet visit today, I…
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Sunday July 23

Sunday, July 23, 2017  We got through a good list of chores yesterday.  Traveling for 2 of the July weekends and then adding a puppy to the mix put us a bit behind on some things but we're getting caught up. Puppy Belle is getting lots of experience out in…
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Warm enough?

Thursday, July 6, 2017  I really can't complain about the heat since we are at least 10 degrees cooler here than most of Utah. Yesterday I drove to Salt Lake City and the thermometer in my car registed 107°. yikes! (it was 84° when I left the ranch, about the same when…
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Thank you!

Sunday, June 25, 2017  Thanks to all who came to our event yesterday! It was a lovely weather day and we met so many new friends. Of course, seeing our regular faithful fans here again always makes us smile too. We sold so many dryer balls! thanks! I'll be sure…
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We’re open today!

Saturday, June 24, 2017  We'll be open today from 1:00 - 4:00. If you're nearby, why not come for a visit?  This will be our last free event until our big Fall Open Barn Days in September. The alpacas are showing off their slender bodies that have been hiding under…
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Working with the harvest

Wednesday, June 14, 2017  We're expecting a perfect 72 degree day today. I'll take it!  Time to start opening the bags of fleece and get them ready for processing. Yarn, roving or maybe felt, it all starts on my skirting table. I'll remove any bits of hay and toss out…
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A day of rest?

Monday, June 12, 2017  So what are you doing today, Yaya? Not much!  LOL  A little bit of rest never hurt anyone and that will be my thought of the day. Skirting fleeeces will start this week, but not today. The preparation to get everything ready for shearing day is…
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