Saturday, November 21, 2009
Friday, October 30, 2009
Friday, October 23, 2009
The best part was the fun and energetic attendees, which included an artist, an alpaca breeder wanna-be, and some current alpaca breeders with varied backgrounds in working with fiber. Planning the timing for a 4-hour class which included several demos and hands-on was a bit tricky the first time, especially considering what a chatty group we had! All in all, everything worked out fine and I think everyone had a good time. Each participant took home a few small finished projects as well as some door prizes.
One of the husbands had to try it, too, when he came to pick up his wife and I think he enjoyed the needle felting immensely!
You can be sure that I'll be scheduling more classes in the near future- let me know what you'd like to see the most! This was a beginner's overview class (of which I'll offer another) but future topics will include Felting a Hat, Nuno-felting, and a specialized needle felting course.
Thank you very to each person who attended, and I hope to see you at future classes!
Friday, October 2, 2009
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Thursday, September 24, 2009
Please come out and see us AND our newest cria (above) on either Saturday, September 26th OR Sunday, September 27th between 12 and 3. I'll have apple cider and cookies available, fiber products, alpacas for sale, and will do a quick felting demo each day at 2:00. You can pet the alpacas, take a farm tour, or buy Christmas presents in our farm store! As a potential bonus, we have an alpaca due right NOW and after examining her, our vet thinks she may be carrying twins. After having over 400 births here in the past 14 years, we've never had twins so this could be a historic occasion! Complications with twins are common, however all we can do is be prepared and hope for the best (the dam, Maisy, is an excellent mother and milker so hopefully all will be well). We are watching her constantly on our barn cams.
Sunday, September 20, 2009
A lovely wedding was held in England yesterday, feast your eyes on wedding festivities and alpacas combined on Rob's Alpaca Blog.
Here's a fun fact I learned regarding whether or not alpacas have more bones in their neck than humans, read about it on Debbie's Alpaca Blog.
This is an awesome photo from the Popham Alpaca Blog. (Beware!)
As always, I enjoy reading AlpacaFarmGirls' blog, and try to participate in each week's Fiber Arts Friday- check it out! The last one included information about raising silkworms to grown your own silk!
Friday, September 18, 2009
This is a purse that I knitted and felted from alpaca and wool a few years ago. I was making a lot of these then, and they were literally flying off the shelves. It finally hit me that the colors in this one were just a bit much for most people (including me!) I decided to challenge myself to re-dyeing it, and was pretty pleased when this is what came out of the dyepot!!!! (I soaked it in water, then overdyed it with a greyish and orange mixture). It will be fun to see whether or not it sells this fall!
Monday, September 14, 2009
SSF Peruvian Bounce
With it being the season for lots of sales activity, we are starting a new weekly SALES SPECIAL. To start things with a BANG and in honor of Michelangelo we are going to offer one of his daughters at a fantastic price! The special will last for one week.
SSF Peruvian Bounce is a beautiful light fawn female that comes from stellar bloodlines on both sides of her pedigree. Her dam, CMR Peruvian Na Tay, was purchased from the acclaimed herd of Rachel Hendrickson of Heartland Ranch in Arizona. Na Tay has produced numerous champion offspring including HRAZ Allegra, a multiple champion who sold for $40,000 at the 2005 AOBA National Auction! Na Tay is a foundation female to whom we are very attached and will likely stay in our program forever!
Bounce's dam- Na Tay
Bounce is a very elegant female, tall in stature and with a gorgeous way of moving. Her fleece is extremely soft and uniform. Don't forget, she holds the genetics of her sire Michelangelo who has one of the highest skin follicle densities ever measured!
El Nino's Accoyo Michelangelo
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
Wednesday, September 2, 2009
Fall Calendar of Events
Thursday, August 20, 2009
Please come over to my other blog, Loco Lindy, where I've been posting lots of fiber projects lately! Also, you can follow me on Twitter- @locolindy.
If you're thinking about attending any auctions this fall, I think that theExtreme Progeny Auction will be hard to beat in terms of FUN and EDUCATION! We've got two fantastic daughters of 419 Peruvian Accoyo Maverick consigned to the auction, and they both sell with breedings to the Light Huacaya Extreme Progeny Herdsire, El Nino's Accoyo Michelangelo!
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
As active participants in the alpaca industry for nearly 15 years, we have always prepared for a softer market (simple supply and demand), and that time has come with our crazy economy. How have we prepared? By giving generously of our time as industry leaders, learning about fiber, traveling to Peru and conferences nationwide to maximize our education, and partnering and networking with knowledgeable people all over the country and the world. Most of all, we have selected and bred to the BEST, most sought-after bloodlines, promoted them through shows and active participation in auctions, and through solid customer support! Every livestock industry has several levels of animals (show-seed stock, registered and grade), and we have always strived to offer high-end seed stock for our customers.