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March dryness?

Monday, March 24, 2014  I do have plans to 'fire up' the pasture vacuum (AKA poop sucker) today and start the job of cleaning up the pastures.  It's surprisingly dry for March, so I must take advantage of that before another storm comes in.  These beans will be chopped (by the…
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A Yaya Day

Sunday, March 23, 2014  Today is a family day at the ranch so I get to spend time with my first grandson.  He loves making yarn, gathering eggs from the hen house, fishing in the creek and getting alpaca kisses.  He even thinks raking up the beans is pretty cool.  The…
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Alpaca ‘how to’ classes

Saturday, March 22, 2014  Today we're hosting a class on how to handle emergencies with alpacas. Many times a crisis happens when your vet is out of town or unavailable.  So we'll talk about what to have on hand and how to solve some more common problems alpaca owners encounter.  Class…
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New owners = Happy vibes!

The happiness of a new owner after choosing their new alpacas is something I wish I could bottle!  What a fun afternoon I had yesterday.  We will soon be sending 4 of our girls to live with happy new owners. Although I'll be sad to say good bye, knowing all…
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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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welcome back

Wednesday, March 19, 2014   I think the 12 degree reading on the thermometer this morning means we wont be sinking in any mud today. ;)   Last weekend I took a "photo drive" to look for the sandhill cranes nesting spots, and I drove all over but found not a…
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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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Wearin’ o’ the green

Monday, March 17, 2014  Happy St Patrick's Day!  While the corned beef and cabbage simmer in the crock pot I hope to get some yarn dyed today. (in a different pot!!) Will it be green?  Probably not.  I have a dusty purple dye called "bruised ego" and I think that will…
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Move ’em in, move ’em out!

Sunday, March 16, 2014  More visitors coming today and we'll say good bye to Stetson's traveling companions this morning. We've had more alpaca trailers in our driveway this weekend than we've seen for a long time!  Move 'em in, move 'em out. :) Once we send off the last 2 boys…
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Bye Bye boys!

Saturday, March 15, 2014  So Stetson is back and 5 more boys will be leaving today. Stetson traveled with two alpaca companions and they will be staying until Sunday.  That's a lot of activity in the boys area this weekend!  It's always hard to say good bye to the animals I…
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Guess who is back?

Friday, March 14, 2014  Guess who is coming back to Blue Moon Ranch today?  Our boy Stetson!  Yep, our friends the VanHises from Wyoming will drive him here and we'll reintroduce him to the bachelor pad over the weekend.  More boys are leaving on Saturday too, so hopefully in all the…
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Look into my eyes

Thursday, March 13, 2014  It's a sure sign of spring when the sandhill cranes return to Woodland.  I hear them almost every day now and have seen a few fly right over the barn.  I hope to find time this week to drive to a few of their favorite nesting spots…
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Heed the warning!

Wednesday, March 12, 2014  It seems we have a new dog in the neighborhood who is allowed to run free. :(   I suppose some neighbors think we are nuts that all our dogs are fenced and only walked on leashes.  (Have you seen Ed walk 3 big dogs around here?…
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How’s your weather?

Tuesday, March 11, 2014  So we're back to a tease of winter today with  everything white again.  Snow is predicted for today and tomorrow.  The weather really does play a very important role in when and how we do things around here, I only wish the forecasters could be a little…
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