alpaca yarn

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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Tuesday August 22, 2017

Tuesday August 22, 2017   How did the animals act during the eclipse?  Pretty much like any other day.  It did get dark-ish, it definitely cooled down but it was life as usual on the farm. I was able to see it from time to time with my special glasses…
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Romulus in action

Saturday August 12,2017 Visitors coming today, of course, it's Saturday! :) We got 3 new bags of yarn back last night, they look wonderful and I can't wait to see them in the sunlight today. I still have about a dozen more bags to get prepped and ready to send in…
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Knitters welcome!

Friday August 11, 2017  A knitting group came to knit at the ranch yesterday, can you imagine knitting with alpacas wandering around you?  I think they had fun. :) I know Scarlett the friendly alpaca did.  lol  They also loved the new yarns we've added to the yarn barn and…
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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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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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