The summer goes on and the fleece keeps a'growin'! I love watching them. They think they are really something. The other day they all got in the sprinklers and gave themselves a bath. LOL
Meet John and Kelly Laurenzi, the newest members of the Windy Hill Alpaca Owners Club. They purchased AWH Who's My Daddy Now? and are planning to raise beautiful suris. They will join us at shows--as soon as we're allowed to go-- and will be learning the ropes so they can have their own ranch someday--maybe in Tennessee, John's home state. Say Hi when you see them around the ranch. Kelly plans to be here a lot. They are Farm House Comforts Alpacas.
Neon Lights was smiling for me yesterday. He said he wanted to be in the blog, so here he is. 😊
Neon Lights has several crias coming this summer. His first one, Ivory, is my favorite girl so far. She has amazing luster and is twisting multiple locks together at 5 weeks. Can't wait to see how she grows up!
Kallie likes to sit with me by the OB pasture while I work on the computer. She sleeps and then catches flies. She's actually very proficient at it. Here is one of her attempts.
This is Tracy's week to have babies. Deborah had a dark brown boy named Drax out of Deborah. His daddy is medium silver gray Crawford. What a surprise to get this color out of beige and gray!
Today we had another surprise. Sandy Beaches had her baby girl, Pebbles on the Beach. But look at THIS color!! Daddy is Kiss of the King, a beige male.
Alpaca colors really are a box of chocolates!
Getting around at the ranch takes a little doing sometimes. No matter how many vehicles there are, they will almost always be missing when I need to get over to the barn. Funny how that happens....
So this little electric assist bike is my new best friend! I haven't ridden a bike for about 25 years, but this one is worth getting to know. It's a power-assist bike that will help me over the uphill stretches. It can go really fast, but I like to meander. I think my elevated heart rate when I get off of it is probably more due to terror than exertion, but we're getting used to each other. Eventually I anticipate actually enjoying it... and getting some exercise. My helmet is coming from Amazon. Honest!
Saturday, August 15, The Windy Hill Alpaca Owner's Club is sponsoring a FIBER PLAY DAY, and YOU ARE INVITED!
It'll be very casual. There won't be any set agenda. Just bring your favorite fiber toys and we'll all play together for the day.
9 am to 3 pm. Bring your own lunch It's $10 for admission, our boarders are free.
Those of us who have a particular skill or fiber art will be setting up stations to demonstrate, teach mini lessons, and sell kits. If there is something in particular you would like to learn, you may be able to give it a try that day, or sign up for future lessons!
Doesn't that sound like fun?
Grab a friend (and your mask if that makes you more comfortable) and come on out! You'll also have a chance to see all the new babies in person. After reading this blog, you may even feel like you know some of them already. 😊
4 ounces of Baby Huacaya Roving ready to spin