alpaca yarn

Oh happy day!

Thursday November 9, 2017  Oh happy Day! My sister is flying in from Chicago today to help us continue the celebrations of birthday week.  Even though we've lived far apart from each other for more than 30 years, when we get together it's just like old times. Except that now she…
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Monday November 6, 2017

Monday November 6, 2017  We're seeing a bit of snowfall this morning and the frosted mountains look beautiful.  I know the cam is down this morning, but all parts are working here, so it must be an issue with the server in Wisconsin.  Let's hope it is resolved soon.   I've…
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Sunday November 5, 2017

Sunday November 5, 2017  Our knitting class was great fun and we're talking about having our next one probably some time in January. Stay tuned. So far, we've made a cowl, and fingerless mitts with one skein, so we're thinking a hat might be a nice addition to the line…
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Saturday November 4, 2017

Saturday November 4, 2017  If you hear the sound of knitting needles clicking, that'll be all of us at our learn to knit class here at the ranch today. 😀 Then after class we have a group of shoppers coming to shop for yarn in Yaya's Yarn Barn so it will…
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Caring for the old ones

Thursday October 26, 2017  Our alpaca herd is aging.  And because we do not support the meat market, we will be caring for these old souls for as long as they need us to. Their fiber isn't the softest any longer, they can't always keep up with the running herd…
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Monday October 18, 2017

Monday October 18, 2017  It was a beautiful fall Sunday and we took some time off to spend it with family.  Sometimes you just have to readjust your priorities, you know? ;)  Today we'll think about our broken down truck and a revised delivery attempt of the alpacas.  We have a bit…
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Thursday October 5, 2017

Thursday October 5, 2017  Well I published our next "learn to knit" class on the Blue Moon Ranch Facebook page and it sold out in hours! Perhaps there really are a lot of people who want to learn to knit? Or maybe they've heard that I serve my favorite pumpkin bread…
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First snow!

Friday September 22, 2017  We woke up to a white reminder that winter is not very far away! For Belle the puppy and Bogart the kitten this is the frist snow they've ever seen. Bogart is still curled up between hay bales in the hay barn but Belle is extremely…
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I can see clearly now…

Wednesday September 20, 2017  It will be sunny and cool today, a perfect day for getting the pastures all cleaned up. Way back in the beginning I'd use the rake and shovel method and try to do it every day. Oy! That didn't leave much time for anything else!  Once…
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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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Sunday September 3, 2017

Sunday September 3, 2017  We have more visitors coming today and I've decided tomorrow we'll be closed to enjoy some time with family. Everybody need a day off once in a while, no? :)  Today will be another hot day so I hope we can get most of the outside…
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Friday September 1, 2017

Friday September 1, 2017 Yay! It's September! Cooler days and even cooler nights, trees changing colors, and gorgeous alpaca yarns coming back from the mill. The yarn we got back yesterday is simply amazing. I'll get some photos in the daylight and share them tomorrow.  I do have a busy…
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We’re baaaaack!

Tuesday August 29, 2017  We're back from a quick trip to Washington DC to visit kids and grandkids.  Many thanks to Meggan and her family for taking care of things here while we were away. They did an excellent job as first time ranch sitters.  We consider ourselves very fortunate…
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