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Halter training

Sunday, July 13, 2014    Today we'll continue halter training with the 4 little boys who will be going to their new home on Monday. They're catching on. :) General Patton will get to meet a few more ladies and by this afternoon I think we'll all just rest.  Unless that…
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July 12, 2014

Saturday July 12     We have had 3 days of wonderful evening rains and the pastures loved that!  Lush new growth is showing up all all over.  We have also sold enough alpacas that our pastures are not overtaxed and it's better for all!  Full moon tonight - so we'll be…
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Dog grooming part 2

Friday, July 11, 2014  Well, we had our mobile dog groomers come to the ranch to comb out the Pyrenees and it went so well!  Chief and Abby were thrilled to have the undivided attention and their coats look so much better.  Gideon's coat is easy for me to handle…
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Let the breeding begin!

Thursday, July 10, 2014  Breeding season has begun for the 2015 babies. We started with bringing over General Patton of course, and the ladies were happy to see him.  Since we sold little Brigadier, I'm hoping to have a few more that look just like him next year!  (General is…
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News about our little boys

Wednesday, July 9, 2014 We had 4 little boys born here last year and they have all finally been moved into their "tweener zone" near the bachelor barn.  But they'll only be there for about a week .... because they've all been sold! I'm pretty particular who I sell my…
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Dont forget the dogs!

Tuesday, July 8, 2014  Taking care of the alpacas and running the alpaca business consumes most of my time around here.  And I like that!  But we also have six large dogs that need lots of attention too.  Keeping them all well fed and healthy is part of my commitment…
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Monday July 7

Monday, July 7, 2014  The 3 babies are now a little tribe and provide so much entertainment.  They look for their moms when they get hungry but spend most of their time exploring together. We'll be having visitors this afternoon, I hope they bring a camera. :) It will be…
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Wonderful water

Sunday, July 6, 2014  Another hot day is forecasted for Woodland.  We are so fortunate that we can use the water in our creek to irrigate the pastures or they'd all be brown by now. I can't even remember the last time it rained.  Isabella's udder is about down to…
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Clever babies

Saturday, July 5, 2014  Whoa it was warm here yesterday! So of coursse the alpacas were in and out of the water all day.  At one point I was concerned because I couldn't find Minnie's new little boy Baron, but then I realized not only is he cute, but very…
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Happy 4th of July!

Friday, July 4, 2014   Happy Fourth of July!  Parades, cookouts, fireworks and fun.  Be safe out there as you celebrate America.  Two of our six dogs get quite upset by fireworks so I'll be administering rescue remedy well before dark and hope that it helps. Luckily the noise doesn't really…
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Surprise!

Wednesday, July 2, 2014  We have another new baby!  Minnie started in labor about 10:00 a.m. and had her cria on the ground by 11:00. This was the one I was sure would be black, remember?  But oh those color genetics in alpacas have a way of humbling me! Two…
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July already?

Tuesday, July 1, 2014  It's July?  How did that happen?  LOL  Barely a week ago it was snowing here! Temps will heat up this week so we'll be keeping the alpacas in the shade as much as we can.  The very pregnant moms do not tolerate heat very well.  Minnie…
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Weaning time

Monday, June 30, 2014  After a very busy weekend with lots of interesting guests we will get back to alpacas today. The 4 little boys who are nearing their first birthday have a "suite" all ready for them in the bachelor pad and this week they'll make the transition. Yes,…
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