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And they’re off!

Wednesday May 14, 2014  With all the rain and snow we've had and now that it's warming up a bit, the grass is exploding!  Yay! If the grass gets too long, the alpacas will avoid it, just in case there might be something hiding in it.  Smart little buggers. ;)…
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A bright orange visitor

Tuesday May 13, 2014  It's still very cold in the early morning here but should be warming up with lots of sun expected today.  I opened up new grazing areas for the girls yesterday and they were happily munching out of the cam view for most of the day. The…
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A very cold Monday

Monday May 12, 2014  It's a very chilly 21 degrees outside here! I'm so glad we see a warming trend before our Open Barn event next weekend.  I'm moving more fiber out to the Yarn Barn today and tomorrow I'll tell you about some truly amazing yarn we just got…
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Happy Mother’s Day

Sunday May 11, 2014  Happy Mother's Day! To all the moms who have loved a little someone more than you loved yourself, we celebrate you today.  To my mom, living in Kentucky, (the best mom ever) thank you for all you did to raise 4 great kids!  xo It is…
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Saturday May 10

Saturday May 10, 2014  I checked the forecast this morning and in big red letters it says "Winter Weather Advisory!" As in 12 - 18 inches of new snow!  It can't be an April Fool's day joke, so I'll go with they must be wrong!  But I'll also count this…
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Is it green … or white?

Friday May 9, 2014  More snow is likely today, so I guess my pasture vacuuming will have to wait. It's pretty wet out there but also turning such a nice green.  Hay consumption now is about half of what it is during the winter months, and will shrink even more…
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Thursday May 8

Thursday May 8, 2014  Bits of snow yesterday, more rain this morning, but for some reason most of the herd wanted to stay out of the barn last night. It wasn't a downpour and they do have lots of fleece on them, so I decided not to herd them all…
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Happy introductions

Wednesday May 7, 2014  The new girls have been introduced to the rest of the herd and it all went very smoothly. These two will have their babies in early June, so my main concern now must be to keep them as stress free as possible.  Being with the big…
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Storms a comin’

Tuesday May 6, 2014  It seems a storm is moving in. And they are even predicting snow for tomorrow!  :0  I have run fecal tests on the 2 new girls, they look fine, so I might let them in with the rest of the girls before the weather changes.  I…
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Cinco de Mayo!

Monday May 5, 2014  Happy Cinco de Mayo!  Monday is probably not a party type day for most people, but it's perfect for me!  Saturday and Sunday are almost always busy here so Monday is my "weekend". :)   It will be mostly sunny and close to 70 today.  Maybe I'll…
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New Arrivals!

Sunday May 4, 2014  We got our new arrivals yesterday!  They are settling in nicely and they look wonderful. Those big bellies have very well bred crias kicking in them and those babies will arrive in about a month.  The black girl is named Miranda and looks like a feminine version…
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She crows

Saturday May 3, 2014  You might remember a post from a few weeks ago about a crowing rooster that sounded like it was in our hen house.  And I decided it was our neighbor's rooster who just came back from Nevada. WRONG. Yesterday I saw one of our old hens…
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Growing fleeces

Thursday May 1, 2014  Happy May Day!  Today the plan is to finish the big clean out of the girls barn. So if you see some big equipment in the cam view, that's what's happening.  We do need to have a clean barn for shearing day in about a month,…
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