Snowmass Matrix Majesty and Delicate Lace conducting the final breeding of 2013 last Thursday afternoon.
With apologies to Ms. Swift, we call this meeting to adjournment. We’re done, we’re out. If you are a female alpaca on this farm that did not get bred yet as of late last week, well then no offense . . . → Read More: We are never ever getting back together again (until 2014 anyway).
We’ve known Brett Wicker and his family for several years now and we were horrified to learn a few months back that a young man in the prime of his life — and just a great all-around human being — had been diagnosed with metastasized cancer. With the leadership of Brett’s good friends at Autumn . . . → Read More: Support the Wicker family and get a great breeding at the same time!
Sorry not to have posted anything in over a week. The past 7 days were taken up mostly by the craziness of our kids’ last week of school and all of the attendant events that surrounded that. With Sam graduating from our beloved Upper Valley Waldorf School as an 8th grader (he moves on to . . . → Read More: Invictus and Tenacious have their first crias on the ground!
Random bits while waiting for the 2013 cria dam to truly break:
1. La Vie en Rose and Capella, who were both due in May have now had their crias (1 female, 1 male for whatever it’s worth) but that leaves 60+ more females that are due between now and December, the vast majority over . . . → Read More: Holding pattern
The fleece room at the CCNF Arena yesterday evening after the action. Each blanket was roughly skirted and then rolled up in brown paper for later processing and/or further skirting for show.
We just got through the first 2 of 3 days of shearing here. All told, we sheared some 140+ animals Wednesday and . . . → Read More: Shearing scenes
The Crib Notes Version
It must be an alpaca road trip! Sam pushes our dolly towards the hotel elevator on Wednesday morning, 4/17 with some 150+ lb. of water jugs. His relative good cheer given that this was taken at 5:30 AM was most likely because of the fact that we were on our . . . → Read More: An Alpaca Show Odyssey
There is considerable history for us with the North American Alpaca Show, the vast majority of it good. For starters, having helped to run the show itself throughout its first 10 years of existence, it has managed to ingrain/ingratiate itself into our little family’s annual rhythm. In fact as I was coming to around 5:15 . . . → Read More: North American show recap
Weaner females at the CCNF Main Barn on this bright sunny morning, left to right: Eternal Rose, Lycia, Melange (behind the feeder), Fleur, Totally Scrumptious, Moonbeam, Andean Majesty, and Sweet Escape.
At least that can be said of . . . → Read More: The gang is all here
We arrived home at midday today to find that all was more or less calm on the farm. This after being away at the Priority sale in Las Vegas since Wednesday of last week. I’m now sitting here contemplating the weekend that just was while the snow quietly falls outside (they’re saying we could get . . . → Read More: Thank You Priority!
CCNF Solara at last fall's Empire Extravaganza.
Though we always miss the mountains of Vermont when we’re on the road, I can’t say that we’re missing the cold back home one iota! We heard that the temperatures topped off at -13 yesterday at CCNF, so even though it was only in the 50s when . . . → Read More: Live from Las Vegas!