Yaya’s Yarn Barn

A magical place

Wednesday April 19, 2017  A dusting of snow greeted us this morning and all our fully fleeced pacas are pleased. More snow is in the forecast for next week, so we'll keep out shovels out just in case they're right. I hope to spend some time inside Yaya's Yarn Barn…
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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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Rainy day tours

Monday, April 3, 2017  We had a large tour group come through yesterday and even though it was raining we pulled it off.  They were all adults so we moved the tour inside and barn and our ambassador Scarlett was thrilled to have visitors see her "at home".  lol  Even…
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We ❤️ spinners

 Sunday, March 26, 2017 A rather chilly Sunday will be perfect for moving hay today. It's 23° as I type but should warm up nicely later today.  A fun bunch of spinners (and one dear husband) came yesterday and left here happy with their fibery treasures.  The rain did not dampen…
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The ides of March

Wednesday, March 15, 2017  Nearing 60° today? Oh my! I need a few more days of warm and dry to be able to tackle the frozen mess in front of the barn but we're getting close. There is a slight hue of green appearing as the snow recedes and I must…
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Daylight savings and new roving

Sunday, March 12, 2017  Did you remember to turn your clocks ahead? <yawwwwn> Kind of silly I think, but they didn't ask me. I did some spring cleaning of my fiber areas yesterday in anticipation of shearing this year and I forced myself to relinquish many bags of roving that…
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More meltdown :)

Saturday, March 4, 2017  Well, temps stayed above freezing all night so meltdown should be significant today. Yay! The alpacas have confined themselves to safe paths just outside their barns, I hope today they'll feel safe enough to venture out on to the melting snow.  I'll be spending time in…
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Snowy Monday

Monday, February 27, 2017 We're currently being slammed with yet another snow storm. It's really piling up out there and is expected to continue most of the day today. I'd like to turn on the outside cam for you but it stopped working and I think I saw some damaged wires, so I've ordered a replacement cable…
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Thanks for coming!

What an amazing turnout we had yesterday! We even had visitors from Mongolia that were so happy to be here. Thank you so much to all who came out on a cold winter day to enjoy Blue Moon Ranch and shop in Yaya's Yarn Barn.  We'll do it again sometime in…
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We’re open today!

Saturday, February 11, 2017  It's Mid-Winter open barn day! We did get a few inches of fresh snow overnight, and everything looks beautiful. We'll do our best to clear paths for people, but please wear boots if you plan to walk to see the animals. The snowplow has already been down our road and…
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See you tomorrow!

Friday, February 10, 2017  It's raining as I type, but the forecast looks OK for our event tomorrow! Maybe we'll add a little fresh snow tonight to keep it looking pretty. ❄️ Shortly after we moved to Woodland, in 2004 we had our Fall Open Barn Day planned and it was snowing…
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It’s melting!

Thursday, February 9, 2017  More melting!  Yesterday I even saw a little of the driveway appear. The pastures still have feet of snow on them, but the foot paths are looking hopeful. Two more batches of soap are ready for Yaya's Yarn Barn - Yuzu and Lemon Sugar, mmmm it will smell wonderful out there! I'll…
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More alpaca socks?

Friday, December 23, 2016  We got our new shipment of alpaca socks!  Just in time for a last minute shopper coming by this morning. :)  I've decided I'm going to rebuild the online store using different software after the holidays, so I'm not going to add them to the inventory quite yet.  But if you need…
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Thank you!

Sunday, December 17, 2016  Well believe it or not we had an amazing turnout yesterday! A high of 12° did not deter the shoppers and visitors. Thank you so much to all of you who braved that weather! We sold out of alpaca socks and my soap rack sure looks bare. :) Boot liners were a…
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