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A Sunday drive

Monday, March 3, 2014  Once in a while on a Sunday, between visitors and feeding chores Ed will say, "Want to take a ride?"  Our neighborhood provides so much for photo opportunities I always say Yes.   We started at the neighborhood Buffalo Ranch and I was delighted that a big…
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March Mudness

Saturday, March 1, 2014  It's March! That means we need to get ready for March Mudness. ;)  We did get a nice new blanket of white over night and it sure looks pretty this morning.  We have visitors coming today and more snow as well.  I'm starting to think about spring…
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Newfie tales

Friday, February 28, 2104  Snow and freezing temps are back for a while but Matilda the Newfie decided it's time to blow her winter coat. We have brown dog hair everywhere!  And she seem to be little more "souped up" than usual.  LOL  Can you image this:  a big brown dog…
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All sizes welcome here

Thursday, February 27, 2104   Way back in 2011, we had several crias born , but only 2 were girls.  Miracle and Millie. Oh my they could not have been more different. Miracle, so tiny and fragile, and Millie, so big and robust.  We saved Miracle, and now she's just about the…
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More snow please. :)

Wednesday, February 26, 2104   The snow is melting a little too quickly for me.  Hoping that the storm tomorrow will deliver a new coat of white for us.  I'm just not ready for mud season yet.   The alpacas wander farther away from the barn each day, now they visit the…
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Photo opps everywhere!

Tuesday, February 25, 2104  You know if you read these updates for any time at all that I love photography.  And my subjects are usually alpacas or the other animals that I find on my paths.  But last night the sun set was screaming " capture me", so I went out…
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Smells like spring!

Monday, February 24, 2014   It looks like we'll have another spring like day today, and I've noticed the alpacas are wandering around the pastures much more. Of course it's mostly still snow covered but I think they can smell the grass waking up under it all!  Two bobbins of lovely brown…
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Thank you!

Sunday, February 23, 2014 Thanks to everyone who came to our class yesterday! What a delightful group.  I definitely saw some future alpaca owners in the crowd.  Today I get to enjoy a visit from one of our grandsons, so just call me Yaya for today.  :)  Happy Sunday. Photo of…
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Alpaca as a business

Saturday, February 22, 2014 We have a nice size group coming here today to learn about alpacas as a business opportunity. If you wish you were closer, never fear, an e-book on this topic is in the works!  My new web site is set up for digital downloads and an e-book is…
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Weaning time

I've noticed that several of the moms who are pregnant with 2014 crias have weaned their 2013 babies. It's a natural and gradual process and so much easier on all involved than forced weaning.  The moms who are not pregnant will continue to indulge their wee ones for a bit…
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How to stay warm ;)

Thursday, February 20, 2014    Winter is back for sure.  But all the pacas are covered in warm fleece and  the outside dogs with their thick winter coats don't seem to mind at all.  Today is a day to catch up on record keeping, not a favorite chore for me but…
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New Handspun Alpaca Yarn

There is something so very relaxing about spinning.  Maybe it was the new snow we had today, or the fact that I found some of my favorite teal/brown colored roving to spin.  Or maybe that I'd rather be inside by a fire then outside in the blizzard.   ha  …
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More winter!

Wednesday, February 19, 2014 It looks like we'll be seeing more fresh snow today.  No problem, you will hardly ever hear us complain about snow here. I grew up in Chicago where snow is pretty much useless, and just makes travel difficult.   But snow in the west brings water to…
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