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May Day!

Monday, May 1, 2017  Happy May Day! Warm weather is on its way, never fear.  By the end of this week we might actually see springlike weather again. Today I'm shipping out a big yarn order that will pay for hay for the herd for more than a month!  Whooo…
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Look on the bright side

Sunday, April 30, 2017 So I'm trying to think of all the things about cold weather that are good as we wake to another day of "where did spring go?" weather. #1 no flies #2 no overheating alpacas #3 coffee tastes better on a cold morning #4 we can still…
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Taking a break

Friday April 28, 2017  Every year I choose one word to be my word of the year.  For me, it works much better than making resolutions each January and it puts out an intention or focus for the next 12 months.  Most years I would never dream of sharing my…
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Snowy April!

Thursday April 27,2017  Come on mother nature, it's late April but it looks like December out there! Snow is in the forecast today and tomorrow then maybe we'll catch a break.  Hoping to get the barn cleaned out of all the winter bedding soon, but a few dry days would…
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We ❤️ family.

Wednesday April 26,2017  Most of the snow melted by yesterday afternoon but more is on its way, not to worry. I'm glad our shearing day is not for at least another month. I'm sure the alpacas would do just fine, but it's too hard for me to watch my animals…
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We’re white again ❄️

Tuesday April 25,2017  It's snowing and 30° with snow expected most of the day today. It looks like we have a bunch of powdered sugar coated alpacas out there, most chose to sleep out in the snow last night.  I'd love to put the outside cam on for you but the…
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Alpaca lawn mowers?

Sunday April 23,2017  The alpacas trimmed the back lawn for us yesterday and got their bellies full of nice tender grass. I should explain that we planted the back lawn specifically with this in mind. It is a blend of orchard grass and Kentucky bluegrass and we never use weed killers…
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Happy Earth Day!

Saturday April 22, 2017  Happy Earth Day! Did you know alpacas are one of the earth friendliest animals on earth? Their soft padded feet are gentle on newly growing grass, they gently bite the grass but do not rip it up, and they share a communal dung pile. And then they turn…
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Friday update 4.21.17

Friday April 21, 2017  Rain and snow hung over the ranch most of the day yesterday, we even had "thundersnow" when I was feeding the afternoon hay. It's not above freezing yet but I'm pretty sure the sun today will melt all the snow that accumulated overnight. I heard that Romulus…
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April 20, 2017

Thursday April 20, 2017  The sandhill cranes fly over head all day long. I love their song and the graceful way they fly. I've not been able to capture them with my camera yet but I keep trying. Most of the photos I share are taken on my iPhone, because it's…
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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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Happy Easter

Sunday April 16, 2017  Happy Easter! Our family will be here today and we'll have our annual Easter Egg hunt. Then some feasting and just hanging out at the ranch. It should be perfect weather, and with the black birds and the frogs singing, it's our kind of Sunday chorus!  Enjoy your day!  Photo of the…
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