alpacas in Utah

Alpacas meet Belle

Friday, July 21, 2017  The alpacas were much better around Belle close up than at a distance. Once they could see her closely, and sniff her a bit they were mostly curious. Of course the fact that I was holding her made her not a threat. The guardian dogs were…
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Belle’s first day

Thursday, July 20, 2017 Belle's first day at Blue Moon Ranch couldn't have been better. In keeping with her socialization training, we went to the Park City Farmers Market and she rode happily in her red wagon, accepting pets and praise from so many people. The house dogs accepted her into…
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Our newest addition 💕

Wednesday, July 19, 2017 I wasn't looking for a puppy. But as is the case with many of our dogs they seem to find me even when I'm not looking. (just ask Chief or Charlotte) I was and still am grieving for the loss of our sweet Newfie Matilda. No more…
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Back home again!

Tuesday, July 18, 2017  We're back at the ranch and it feels good to be home. The wedding was perfect and it was great to reconnect with family. ​I loved getting welcome home kisses from the dogs, purrs from the kitties, (especially little Bogart who would not let go of me) and happy…
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July 13, 2017

Thursday, July 13, 2017  Today we're hosting a tour for the National County Agent Association Conference.  This means that Agriculture agents from all over the country will be touring Blue Moon Ranch as part of their annual conference. It's been on our calendar for a year and I'm honored that they…
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The tweeners!

Wednesday, July 12, 2017  We did some halter training earer this week and got the 4 "tweener" boys set up in their new suite next to the bachelor boys. Even tiny little Grenada was moved over because recently he started playing with the other little boys and seem to enjoy their…
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Foxtails! ;(

Tuesday, July 11, 2017  Foxtails.  ughhhh 'Tis the season!  If you don't have animals you might think they are pretty grasses waving the breeze. But for those of us that have animals who step on or near them they can be quite hazardous. When they dry, they break apart and have…
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Hay is in!

Monday, July 10, 2017  The hay barns are all stacked to the rafters with wonderful local hay and it feels so good to know we're now able to feed all winter! Our delivery crew almost melted in the heat but they kept going til it was all stacked. Thanks guys!…
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Hay hay hay!

Sunday, July 9, 2017  We're getting our annual hay delivery today! We're expecting a little over 700 bales of locally grown hay to keep the herd well fed until next spring. It will be pretty warm again this afternoon, so the guys are starting early and hope to be done…
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Happy busy Saturday

Saturday, July 8, 2017 How lovely to wake up to a cool 48° this morning! It kind of boggles my mind how so many people my age move to warm places like Arizona or Florida. Anything over 80° is too warm for me! A busy Saturday here today - rearranging…
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Makin’ babies!

Friday, July 7, 2017 We had a big success here yesterday as 2 of our new stud males were brought over to meet the girls. Both Romulus and Mojo performed like pros!  Very often the boys inspire each other with their orgling (the sound a male makes when breeding) and…
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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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Boom Boom!

Wednesday, July 5, 2017  Well, all the dogs survived the scariest holiday of the year and if only I thought it was over, I'd feel better. In Utah we also have the 24th of July (Pioneer Day or Pie and Beer Day depending on your persuasion) and the fireworks will…
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See ya later~

Friday, June 30, 2017  This will be the last update I'll be able to make until I return from my visit to Kentucky to visit my mom. She's in as assisted living center there and a visit is in order. I'm grateful not to have to worry about crias arriving…
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