alpacas

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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March 16, 2017

Thursday, March 16, 2017  The pasture snow is almost gone!  Never fear, we'll see more, but the alpacas are now out and exploring all day long and even sleeping outside at night. Chief and Charlotte keep them safe so they can sleep wherever they want.The March newsletter, though quite late,…
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Friday March 3

Friday, March 3, 2017  We might see temps close to 40° today!  I'll feed some hay out on the snow this morning to get everyone a dose of vitamin D. When all the alpacas are out of the barn, the kittens Friday and Garbo think it's their playground in there.  They jump in…
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Valentine’s day thoughts

Tuesday, February 14, 2017  It's Valentine's Day! Sometimes I think Valentine's Day is hard for a lot of people if they're not in a good loving relationship at the time.  Even the pressure for kids in school can be overwhelming. Please remember it's so important to love yourself.  I'm not here…
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Winter barn keeping

Friday, January 27, 2017  Our temps have dipped below zero again, but all is well inside the barns. I managed to get all the girls out of the barn yesterday so I could tidy up in there a bit. We do what is called deep compost bedding and what that means is we…
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Chocolate soap and Moonshine

Thursday, January 14, 2016  Well I will tell you this - yesterday was a 5 star winter day at Blue Moon Ranch.  Bright sun, white snow, no wind and slightly above freezing! Those are the days that make me love winter. :) I was outside for much of the day and it was…
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Happy Earth Day!

Wednesday April 22, 2015  Happy Earth Day! Do you know the alpacas are one of the most earth friendly livestock animals? Well they are! Their soft padded feet are gentle on the fragile grasses, they do not tear up grasses as they graze, they use a community dung pile, and…
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A killer view :)

Monday April 20, 2015  Where are the alpacas??  Well, I've been letting the alpacas eat the lawns down both in front of and behind the house.   We can do this because we've planted grasses specifically with that purpose in mind.  It's also why our lawns don't look like plush city…
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A super glue bond!

Thursday, March 19, 2015  Occasionally a mother and daughter alpaca pair will be very attached throughout their lives.  I've seen them separated for years, and later reunited, and it really is amazing how strong that bond can be. We have a pair like that right now in Madeline and her…
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alpacas to eat?

Tuesday, December 23, 2014  Snow fell all day yesterday and turned the ranch into a winter wonderland!  The sun should be bright today so I hope to get out and shoot some good photos.  My 4 year old "assistant" will be here to help so that should be fun! :)…
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Happy Easter!

Sunday April 20, 2014   Happy Easter! Our family will be here today and we'll have our annual Easter Egg hunt. Then some feasting and just hanging out at the ranch. It should be perfect weather, and our Woodland frogs just started singing yesterday. With the black birds and the frogs, it's a chorus!  Enjoy your day!…
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Ready for Snow

Wednesday, March 26, 2014  The pastures have been vacuumed, the grass seed has been spread, so I guess we might as well have more snow, it is only March. ;)  Rain and snow today is what the forecasters say for today, I'll just check the stone.     Many of the fleeces look…
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Alpaca love

Thursday, March 20, 2014  The forecasters today say it will be mild and sunny, I'll check the stone to be sure. ;)  I think I'll try a little alpaca toenail trimming by myself today.   This afternoon our visitors are coming to pick out their alpacas! I can exactly remember how excited I was…
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Memories

Tuesday, March 18, 2014  Way back when I was a little girl growing up in the big city of Chicago, I missed that there were no animals around. Once my dad took me to the Chicago Stock Yards, I was hooked on the place.  I begged him to take me again…
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