alpacas in Utah

We’re white again ❄️

Tuesday April 25,2017  It's snowing and 30° with snow expected most of the day today. It looks like we have a bunch of powdered sugar coated alpacas out there, most chose to sleep out in the snow last night.  I'd love to put the outside cam on for you but the…
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Alpaca lawn mowers?

Sunday April 23,2017  The alpacas trimmed the back lawn for us yesterday and got their bellies full of nice tender grass. I should explain that we planted the back lawn specifically with this in mind. It is a blend of orchard grass and Kentucky bluegrass and we never use weed killers…
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Happy Earth Day!

Saturday April 22, 2017  Happy Earth Day! Did you know alpacas are one of the earth friendliest animals on earth? Their soft padded feet are gentle on newly growing grass, they gently bite the grass but do not rip it up, and they share a communal dung pile. And then they turn…
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Friday update 4.21.17

Friday April 21, 2017  Rain and snow hung over the ranch most of the day yesterday, we even had "thundersnow" when I was feeding the afternoon hay. It's not above freezing yet but I'm pretty sure the sun today will melt all the snow that accumulated overnight. I heard that Romulus…
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April 20, 2017

Thursday April 20, 2017  The sandhill cranes fly over head all day long. I love their song and the graceful way they fly. I've not been able to capture them with my camera yet but I keep trying. Most of the photos I share are taken on my iPhone, because it's…
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It’s a passion :)

Thursday, April 13, 2017  Every day I have work that needs to be done at the computer, and that's all fine. But my soul comes to life when I step out the door and go visit the animals. I'm so lucky I have found my passion and get to emerse…
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They’re back!

Tuesday, April 11, 2017  A sure sign that spring has arrived is when we hear the frogs in Woodland and we heard them this past weekend. I'm not sure how far they have to bury themselves to survive those 20 below zero nights in the winter but they're back and their croaking…
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A few fleeces left?

Monday, April 10, 2017  The snow has all melted and the sun will be bright today. ☀️ Perfect! I need to get into the fleece shed and see if there are any more fleeces to have processed.  I ran out of good weather going through the fleeces and then the fleece shed…
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Rainy Saturday

Saturday, April 8, 2017  It's pouring rain outside as I type - just as things were almost dry enough for us to work outside. <sigh> Oh well, there's plenty to do inside too. I hope to finish one of my on line photography classes and today might be the perfect…
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Friday April 7, 2017

Friday, April 7, 2017  The fleeces continue to grow and I'm dreaming of all the wonderful yarn and roving we'll soon have to offer.  I looked at little Maybelline yesterday ( Miranda X Silver Lake) and her fleece IS charcoal gray and just gorgeous!  I remember wondering when she was born if we'd…
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Work and play on Tuesdays

Wednesday, April 5, 2017  Today I'm feeling grateful for a grandson who loves to do farm chores! Our new hay delivery was stacked rather high for me to reach and he effortlessly climbed to the top of the stack and sent down as many bales as I needed.  Nice! Then he helped…
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April 4, 2017

Tuesday, April 4, 2017  This will be a cold week at the ranch!  Temps will drop in to the teens tonight so the alpacas will definitely enjoy wearing their fleeces.  Snow is in the forecast for the weekend.  ❄️ The April newsletter is under construction and I hope to have…
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