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Posted On: 09|19|15
Another cria was born yesterday, September 18th.  We were out of the state so my mom and dad called to tell us about it.  They weren't sure to whom it belonged but it wasn't long until it was drinking from it's mama, Peyton.  It's another boy weighing 13 1/2 lbs.  My cousin, Sherry, and her daughter, Samantha, were doing chores for us and they took care of everything.  When we got home Peyton and...
Firecracker & cria 09-07-15
Posted On: 09|08|15
The first cria in 2015 was born on Labor Day!  Yesterday, September 7th, Firecracker had a boy.  We were away for the day and did not find out until 5:30 that evening.  The cria was walking around and nursing, so everything seemed fine.  He weighed in at 16 lbs. 7 oz.  Firecracker and the cria are doing well.
Getting ready for shearing
Posted On: 06|02|15
Wednesday, May 27th was the big day!  Shearingalpaca.com came around 10:00am and got to work.  Dave & I worked at bagging the fiber and by noon, the team was pulling out and we were finishing up the clean up.  The alpacas seemed refreshed as they ran around the pasture.
Dave drilling holes for the trees
Posted On: 05|01|15
This year we planted trees a little later than usual and I am writing this blog a little late, too.  On Saturday, April 19th we planted 1,000 trees.  We typically plant between 1,000 and 2,000 trees each year.  This year, Dave decided to plant most of the trees to fill in holes in the tree field from the last few years of harvesting.  Dave and our nephew, Darin, got an early start on the tree...
Trumpeter swans, mallards and ducks
Posted On: 04|08|15
Over the past few months, we have had a few surprising visitors to the farm...I guess more specifically, to our pond.  It began with five trumpeter swans visiting for a day.  I couldn't get close so this fuzzy picture was all I could capture.  You can tell how large they were by comparing them to our white ducks on the left side of the pond.  The black spots are mallards. Next, we had an Egyptian...

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