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More snow?

Wednesday, May 17, 2017  Oh my goodness.  It's 29° and snowing! Since the alpacas are still wearing their full winter coats this is just a perfect day for them. The four house dogs are snoring at my feet and are quite oblivious to the snow. The outside guardian dogs are…
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Flood warning?

Tuesday, May 16, 2017  The very cold nights we've had lately (22° Sunday morning!) are hard on new gardens and plants but it's actually very good to slow the melting of the mountain snow. I look at the flood warning on the weather app every morning and I can hear…
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Spring Open Barn Day!

Saturday, May 13, 2017  Spring Open Barn day is today! High near 60° today and 0% chance of snow. :) Yesterday I let Romulus into the far back pasture and then let the rest of the boys in one at a time and so far so good.  He seems much…
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Friday May 12

Friday, May 12, 2017  Today is pasture cleanup day and I'll be making final preparations for our event tomorrow. The weather looks like it will be delightful, maybe a little windy. I do hope you'll join us! We will be open from 1 to 4.  Romulus is settling in well,…
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Romulus has arrived!

Thursday, May 11, 2017  Romulus arrived around 11 AM yesterday and is settling in nicely. He's grazing, eating a bit of hay and seems more interested in the girls then the boys, I think that's good! I'll run a fecal exam today and if that looks good I will put one…
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He’s almost here :)

Wednesday, May 10, 2017  I just heard that Romulus will be arriving before noon today. If you see the girls trying to look all beautiful you'll know he's here. lol  We have his suite all ready inside the boys' barn, so he can get to know his roommates without anyone picking…
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May 9, 2017

Tuesday, May 9, 2017  I'm sending out our May newsletter today. I'm using a new service so it was a bit of a learning curve for me to get this one ready. If you're not on our list and would like to receive a copy please sign up in the…
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Some of our guests have feathers

Monday, May 8, 2017  One minute it's snowing and the next minute all our summer birds are back. Yesterday we saw our favorite tree swallows darting around their house from last year, humming birds at the feeder and a pair of bright orange Bullock Orioles. The sandhill cranes are still arriving…
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Please don’t kill them!

Sunday, May 7, 2017  Do you know how wonderful dandelions are? It pains me to think that most people try to eradicate them. They are packed full of vitamins minerals and other nutrients. They provide a liver cleanse and are a very rich source of beta-carotene which we convert into vitamin…
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Saturday, May 6

Saturday, May 6, 2017  We got the replacement part for the outside camera so I should be able to get that working today. Oh I know I can just look out the window, but I like to share my views with the world. We have a bit of fence rearranging…
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Romulus is heading west!

Friday, May 5, 2017  Romulus starts his trip to Utah today! It's estimated he will arrive next Wednesday or Thursday. We've hired the very best alpaca transporter and I know he'll be fine on his trip. One more reason to come to our spring open barn day on May 13, you'll…
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Feeling young again :)

Thursday, May 4, 2017  Our animals are all aging, (as are we!) And sometimes the implication of that concept can be overwhelming. Several of our alpacas are in their 20s and that's old for an alpaca.  But just like with people, when you're doing what you love and what makes…
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Wednesday May 3

Wednesday, May 3, 2017  When I was a little girl growing up in Chicago I could never find enough animals in my world. So it's to be expected that I'd offer my grandson everything I would have loved, right? Blue Moon Ranch is the kind of place I'd have loved to…
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