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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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Alpacas as a business?

We're having a class here on Saturday Feb 22,2014  about "Alpacas as a business".  Alpacas are easy to love but can you make money owning them?  You'll have to come to the class to hear the answer to this question and more.  We had a cancellation so we have room…
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Farm Fresh eggs

Monday February 17,2014  Happy President's Day!   It feels like winter here again with a new dusting of snow and colder temps. (As it should be!) The extra daylight however seems to have convinced our little flock of hens that it's time to start laying again.  whooo-hooo! Some spinning projects…
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We did it!

Sunday February  16,2014    Thanks to a little help from my friends, we did get blood samples from all the babies, nice fleece shots and even some toenail trimming done!  Plus we made a video to share with any one who needs to know how we get the blood samples.…
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Saturday, February 15, 2014

Saturday, February 15, 2014 It's going to be a balmy Saturday here today, close to 50 degrees!  I think I'll have to take Brigadier's coat off, duct tape and all. I can always put it back on if I need to.  Then some friends are coming and we're going to get…
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