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Friday August 25, 2017

Friday August 25, 2017   For the next few days I'll be doting on our newest grandson and probably will not be at the computer for updates until next week. Grandbabies are pretty special and we must give them our full attention when we can! :)  I'll still be checking…
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August 24, 2017

Thursday August 24, 2017  One month from today we'll be in the middle of our Fall Open Barn Days! Always a fun time to see so many people at the ranch but lots of preparation goes into it. I'll start making my fall soaps next week and we're bringing back…
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A special day :)

Wednesday August 23, 2017  Yesterday was our grandson's last Tuesday here for a while as he will start at a new school today. So we had to make it special! His choice of our first activity was baking - chocolate chip cookies. yum!  Then we moved the tweener boys in…
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Tuesday August 22, 2017

Tuesday August 22, 2017   How did the animals act during the eclipse?  Pretty much like any other day.  It did get dark-ish, it definitely cooled down but it was life as usual on the farm. I was able to see it from time to time with my special glasses…
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Monday August 21, 2017

Monday August 21, 2017  So it's finally arrived - the solar eclipse!  People have asked me if I'm concerned that the alpacas will have eye damage if they look at it.  Well I'll tell you what, I have had alpacas for almost 20 years and I've never once noticed them…
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Sunday August 20, 2017

Sunday August 20, 2017 Next week will be a very busy one with appointments every day so for today I think I'll not get too ambitious. There are no days off in farming, but atually the animal care part of it is pretty easy. It's the business side of things that…
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Bodhi and Belle 💕

Saturday August 19, 2017 Visitors coming early today then I hope to get caught up with a few more fleeces this afternoon.  Skirting fleeces is one job that is so much easier to do outside, I know I only have a few more weeks to get the rest done. I sit…
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Friday August 18, 2017

Friday August 18, 2017  I can definitely tell a difference in the size of the herd after our recent departures. There is just a little more elbow room in the barn, and the pastures are looking healthier already. Two more girls will be leaving next month and I think that…
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Saying goodbye

Thursday August 17, 2017  Today we're saying good-bye to 4 more alpacas. They've been boarding her for a while after they were sold so I knew this day would come eventually. I'm always sad to see them go but happy to share the joy of alpacas with their owners. I…
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Wednesday August 16, 2017

Wednesday August 16, 2017 I guess it's a good thing I was too busy with my grandson yesterday to listen to any of the news. It appears the sad excuse of a president that we have has again tried to blame "both sides" for the atrocities in Charlottesville.  There are no…
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New roving and a cat selfie!

Tuesday August 15, 2017  What's happening today? Shipping out orders from the store (thank you!) trying to finish the newsletter before picking up our grandson, then a vet checkup for Belle. A busy morning for sure.  I'm happy we have a vet who is mobile so I don't have to…
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Puppy Belle Update

Monday August 14, 2017  Time for a Belle update!  Last week she had her first official visit with a professional dog trainer.  The trainer was very impressed with Belle's focus and attention to people and her mellow but alert temperament. She also told me that she has great potential as…
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Sunday August 13

Sunday August 13, 2017 Waking up to rolling thunder is lovely on a Sunday morning. I do sense a bit of change in the air and although I know we have much summer left, I always welcome fall with open arms. The daylight hours are shrinking every so subtly, and we…
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Romulus in action

Saturday August 12,2017 Visitors coming today, of course, it's Saturday! :) We got 3 new bags of yarn back last night, they look wonderful and I can't wait to see them in the sunlight today. I still have about a dozen more bags to get prepped and ready to send in…
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