alpacas in Utah

Coping with grief

Wednesday February 21. 2018  So we're finally serving "tea" (warm water) to all the animals outside and my goodness do they ever love it. By the time I get the hay feeders filled the 5 gallon bucket of steamy warm water is gone and I need to start it all over…
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Red Wing Black Birds 🎶

Friday February 16, 2018  The redwing black birds are singing like they think it's spring. It's alway a welcome sound that starts in February and goes on for most of spring. They appreciate the water in the creek, the tall cottonwood trees for roosting and the all you can eat…
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Happy Valentine’s Day!

Wednesday February 14, 2018  Happy Valentines Day! This will be my first Valentine's Day spent alone in many years because Ed is with his brother in a hospital in New Mexico. And ya know what, being alone is really no big deal. When you think about it, Valentine's day is…
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Monday February 12, 2018

Monday February 12, 2018   Soaps are curing all over the mud room and will be ready to wrap by the weekend.  More gloves, mittens, scarves and boot inserts arrived from our co-op last week and I'll get those added to the invemtory in Yaya's Yarn Barn today. I'm grateful to…
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Saturday February 10, 2018

Saturday February 10, 2018  One week from today we'll be host our mid winter Open House. If this mild weather continues, you'll even be able to take a stroll on our walking paths, unheard of in mid February!  We have new yarn, new soap and new alpaca toys in the…
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Friday February 9, 2018

Friday February 9, 2018  The snow continues to melt away here and our hopes for a real winter are fading. :( (I don't expect much sympathy from those of you who live where winter is happening.) ;)  I had to go in to Salt Lake City yesterday and I saw more…
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Tuesday February 6, 2018

Tuesday February 6, 2018  We did get a wee bit of snow over night and yes that makes up happy. Snow = water in reservoirs = good hay crop = happy alpacas = nice fiber = yummy yarn.  And we need quite a bit more before we'll feel good about the…
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Animals and essential oils

Monday February 5, 2018 I've used essential oils therapeutically since 1998.  Way before it was cool and before everyone has their favorite MLM version of oils. I do use essential oils for my own benefit and I'm very particular about the brands I'll use, but recently discovered a line of oils…
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Knitting class today!

Saturday February 3, 2018  Twelve lucky people are going to learn to knit an alpaca beanie today.  These classes have been unbelievably popular and so I'm sure we'll do more of them. Maggie is an excellent teacher and everyone who comes learns to knit!  How to find out about the…
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And the groundhog says……

Friday February 2, 2018  Six more week of winter!  At least for Pennsylvania according to Punxsutawney Phil.  LOL   Woodland Utah must not be on his radar, or perhaps the weather will change and we can always hope for that.  One of our students for our knitting class tomorrow had to leave town…
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Tuesday January 30, 2018

Tuesday January 30, 2018  Teal is one of my favorite colors and that's what going to be simmering in the dye pot today. Since we're having our knitting class here on Saturday I though it might be wise to have some amazing new yarns to display. :) Then since it's…
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