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Shearing Day!

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Shearing Day!

I didn’t realize how much work went into having the alpacas sheared so I was incredibly grateful for the previous owners teaching us how to have a successful shearing day. The alpacas need to be sheared once summer rolls around. In Colorado, it can sometimes be difficult because it has snowed in May so usually shearing happens at the end of May. There is a balance though because you don’t want to shear them too early (in case Colorado decides to have a late snow storm) but you also don’t want to shear them too late. Their fibers are incredibly...

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Alpaca Fiber, Who Knew?!

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Alpaca Fiber, Who Knew?!

“So… there’s this guy that has an alpaca farm. He’s moving and needs a good home for his alpacas.” I knew right when Mark said “So…..” all dragged out and hesitant that we were either starting another project or we were getting another animal. Turns out, we were getting five. The story of the alpacas coming to live with us and how five turned into eight will be next week. I want to focus on alpaca fiber and how this fiber will make you feel like royalty! Many people group alpaca fiber and sheep wool into the same category but...

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Alpacas on the Loose!

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Alpacas on the Loose!

I am a planner, plain and simple, and I like a schedule. I usually have my days planned to the minute and Lord help you if you interrupt my schedule. You know where there really isn’t a schedule? The ranch. You may think that your day is going to be spent in the garden pulling weeds, mowing, and weed whacking, but wait, what is that over there? Why is my yearling, Gus Gus, standing so close to the fence line, not really moving? Why does it look like he is only standing on three legs? Oh, I see, he got...

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