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I can see clearly now…

Monday April 21, 2014   You might notice that the main cam (under the overhang) has a slightly different view. It's because we are doing a big barn clean up this year and we removed the chute that used to be under there.  Now the chute is more accessible and we might…
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Happy Easter!

Sunday April 20, 2014   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 our Woodland frogs just started singing yesterday. With the black birds and the frogs, it's a chorus!  Enjoy your day!…
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A Spring Boucle

Saturday April 19, 2014   Five dozen eggs have been dyed, the pasture has been vacuumed, just a little more prep inside the house and we're ready for tomorrow. :)  I have some of the most unique alpaca blend yarn that I am skeining today and getting  ready for the store.  I'm…
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Dogs in class

Friday April 18, 2014  Chief and Abby thought having 26 kids here yesterday was the best thing ever.  Gideon thought it was OK.  (give the guy a break, he is almost 11 :))  When the kids were told to get in a circle, Chief sat right in the circle next…
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A new Alarm clock

Wednesday April 15, 2014   OK, so it sounded like a rooster in the hen house. I do know what a rooster sounds like, and I heard one crowing ... I had just stepped out in the dark to take a few photos of the moon, but it was too dark…
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Spring Clean up

Sunday April 13, 2014  I really think alpaca poop is awesome.  Really!  We don't give it away, we use it to fertilize pastures and plants here, and we sell any leftovers.  But, it was getting to be time for the big barn clean up and we found a neighbor who…
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Water play!

Saturday April 12, 2014  Yesterday I decided to open the gate to the creek area for the girls since it was really warm (almost 70!) and oh my did they love that.  Lots of running and jumping and splashing around in the water.  It must have been cold, but they kept…
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A lovely spring day

Friday April 11, 2014  What a beautiful day we had yesterday!  It was dry enough that I was able to get the entire girls pasture vacuumed, and the alpacas were enjoying sun bathing and dust bathing. Even the hens were roaming in places they haven't been to since last summer.…
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We showed ’em

Thursday April 10, 2014  Thirty years ago today I gave birth to a little boy who during the pregnancy had "no chance" to survive.   We showed 'em, didn't we Nate.  Happy Birthday to my sweet son, a genuine nice person, amazing photographer and someone I am always happy to spend…
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A Day at the Beach

Wednesday April 9, 2014  We're scheduled for the warmest day of the year so far today, so I might have to cave in and let the girls  into the pasture by the creek.  The boys have already been wading and getting themselves cooled off, but the girls only get water…
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Working dogs

Tuesday April 8, 2014  We have visitors coming every day this week. Must be spring! I think the alpacas enjoy visitors to a degree, it's a little bit of change in the routine for them.  They are somewhat wary, but their canine protectors are always between the alpacas and the…
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