Snowmass Legacy Gold in 2007 at Tripping Gnome Farm.
There were some heavy hearts around here late yesterday afternoon. Though we had known it was coming for quite some time, yesterday was a tough one as we finally made the decision to put down both Legacy Gold and 5P Cangalli.
LG, who had lost . . . → Read More: Letting go…
With our return home this past Sunday evening from the Vermont show, we concluded four straight weekends of alpaca events. Though fun throughout, the last three weekends have involved Jen and I being away from home three days of each week and sleeping in hotel beds of variable quality. At least Sam and Max were . . . → Read More: Taking stock
So we whacked out an (almost) full sized version of herd health day yesterday in under 6 hours. Under 5 hours actually if you don’t count lunch. Dare I say it was almost enjoyable? There is no doubt that, in this case especially, many hands made light work though. Having already tended late last week . . . → Read More: Herd health, herd smealth
We had a pretty neat experience late this afternoon. 5P Cangalli, who is now our reigning herd elder, delivered what will be her final cria ever at the age of 17. While there is nothing terribly remarkable about an alpaca her age still being fertile and capable of carrying a pregnancy to full term, what . . . → Read More: The power of adaptation
For 11 years now the North American Alpaca Show has acted as a de facto testing lab for our breeding program. Other than a couple of years when we sent animals to NC for an even earlier roll-out, the NAAS has usually been the first show that many of our juvenile show animals ever go . . . → Read More: NAAS Recap Part #1: The Tale of a Little Big Man