Chief

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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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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White fur flies

Monday, June 19, 2017  June is not only for alpaca shearing but also for outside dog grooming.  The three guardian dogs are shedding their dense winter undercoats and I'm the one who helps get it all out. Charlotte is almost done, and yesterday I decided to take advantage of the…
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Woodland Walkabout

Wednesday, June 7, 2017  For some reason all three of our guardian dogs decided leave the ranch and go on a "Woodland Walkabout" last night. Actually it was early this morning about 1:30 am. The house dogs alerted us to the intruders in the driveway and my flashlight showed Abby and Charlotte! They…
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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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Singing dogs? ;)

Monday, January 16, 2017  Along with those clear sunny skies come some very frigid cold night temps. It's -10° on our thermometer as I type. It's probably about 15° inside the barn but that's still cold. Hopefully, I will find time to work on the online store today, now that we seem to have a little control over the…
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December 8, 2016

Thursday, December 8, 2016 I love to check the alpaca cam first thing in the morning as see all the cud chewing going on.  Chewing cud is how an alpaca generates extra heat inside their body, so it's a good thing to see on a frigid morning. More snow is expected this afternoon, I'll try to…
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My quiet place

Monday, November 21, 2016  Getting ready for houseguests and the big feast on Thursday plus our event on Saturday means my quiet times this week will be in the barn. It's the best place to go to when I feel the need to get grounded.  I usually keep a chair inside the barn for times…
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October Snowflakes!

Thursday, October 6, 2016 We saw some serious snowflakes here for a while yesterday. The alpacas all watched from inside the barns and Charlotte was the only one who chose to stay out in it. She does love her job. :) Chief claimed one of the cushy dog beds I put in the girls' barn and he was…
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Fenceline entertainment

Tuesday, September 20, 2016  Just about every single night we have a bit of a ritual here- when Ed gets home from work, we agree to spend 30 minutes to an hour talking to each other. We sit down, we don't look at our phones, we have a drink together and we talk. We're now enjoying the last few…
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A prickly visitor

Tuesday, August 30, 2016  At first light yesterday morning, I saw why the Pyrs had been barking. It was a porcupine! Chief had Charlotte had quills all over their faces. :( (Abby was happy to sit this one out, lucky girl) It seems that Mondays are not an easy day for a vet to take…
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No uninvited guests allowed!

Monday, August 29, 2016  Well, I don't know what it was, but something tried to get near the barn last night and Chief wouldn't allow it.  I woke up to lots of barking at 3:00 a.m. and could see Chief at work removing an uninvited visitor. The "sister wives" Abby and Charlotte were right…
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All in a day’s work

Friday, August 5, 2016  No new babies yet. We have a private tour scheduled today for 10 people - I wonder if they'll get to see a birth? We're also getting things ready for our Open Barn event on Saturday and I guess it's true we could have a birth then as…
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