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We’re white again ❄️

Tuesday April 25,2017  It's snowing and 30° with snow expected most of the day today. It looks like we have a bunch of powdered sugar coated alpacas out there, most chose to sleep out in the snow last night.  I'd love to put the outside cam on for you but the…
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Alpaca lawn mowers?

Sunday April 23,2017  The alpacas trimmed the back lawn for us yesterday and got their bellies full of nice tender grass. I should explain that we planted the back lawn specifically with this in mind. It is a blend of orchard grass and Kentucky bluegrass and we never use weed killers…
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Happy Earth Day!

Saturday April 22, 2017  Happy Earth Day! Did you know alpacas are one of the earth friendliest animals on earth? Their soft padded feet are gentle on newly growing grass, they gently bite the grass but do not rip it up, and they share a communal dung pile. And then they turn…
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Friday update 4.21.17

Friday April 21, 2017  Rain and snow hung over the ranch most of the day yesterday, we even had "thundersnow" when I was feeding the afternoon hay. It's not above freezing yet but I'm pretty sure the sun today will melt all the snow that accumulated overnight. I heard that Romulus…
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April 20, 2017

Thursday April 20, 2017  The sandhill cranes fly over head all day long. I love their song and the graceful way they fly. I've not been able to capture them with my camera yet but I keep trying. Most of the photos I share are taken on my iPhone, because it's…
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A magical place

Wednesday April 19, 2017  A dusting of snow greeted us this morning and all our fully fleeced pacas are pleased. More snow is in the forecast for next week, so we'll keep out shovels out just in case they're right. I hope to spend some time inside Yaya's Yarn Barn…
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Happy Easter

Sunday April 16, 2017  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 with the black birds and the frogs singing, it's our kind of Sunday chorus!  Enjoy your day!  Photo of the…
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April ❤️

Saturday, April 15, 2017   Did you watch it?  April the giraffe just had her baby!  I couldn't take my eyes off the video from Animal Adventure Park in New York where she lives. How awesome that people all over the world could witness this miracle of birth. The baby looks…
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It’s a passion :)

Thursday, April 13, 2017  Every day I have work that needs to be done at the computer, and that's all fine. But my soul comes to life when I step out the door and go visit the animals. I'm so lucky I have found my passion and get to emerse…
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How now brown cow?

Wednesday, April 12, 2017  I love brown cows.  We often have cows pastured next to our ranch and the brown cows are undoubtedly the friendliest. The black cows stare at us from a distance but the brown ones run up to the fence hoping to get a little pat on their…
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They’re back!

Tuesday, April 11, 2017  A sure sign that spring has arrived is when we hear the frogs in Woodland and we heard them this past weekend. I'm not sure how far they have to bury themselves to survive those 20 below zero nights in the winter but they're back and their croaking…
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A few fleeces left?

Monday, April 10, 2017  The snow has all melted and the sun will be bright today. ☀️ Perfect! I need to get into the fleece shed and see if there are any more fleeces to have processed.  I ran out of good weather going through the fleeces and then the fleece shed…
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