Each year we shear our alpacas and harvest their fiber to make into roving for our customers. Our animals have been carefully chosen for their fiber quality, color and great personalities. As the summer heats up, it is important to remove the fiber so each alpaca can stay cool and comfortable.
by Kelley HobartNovember 29, 20133 min read0 Comments
About 9 years ago my dear friend and neighbor on a nearby ranch stopped by to say hello and mentioned our neighbors down the road had Alpacas for sale. I asked her why she had not purchased one as she loved animals and rarely resisted the urge to bring home another animal to add to her “collection”. She laughed and we scooped up my daughter Lauren and headed back down the road to see thealpacas. The moment we saw the baby alpaca’s we were in love.
We'd like help in naming our newest addition to our alpaca ranch. Here are some characteristics about this little boy who was born a couple of weeks ago. He is dark brown with soft, silky fiber that we'll eventually shear and sell as yarn on our website. He's really fast running around the pasture, likes to pronk, is very curious, is very proud in his stance like his father (Snowmass Conquistador). He is very independent but still likes to stay by his mom (Daphne) in the evenings
by Kelley HobartDecember 01, 200510 min read0 Comments
When we moved to our little farm seven years ago I felt like I was coming home.
I was raised on a dairy farm in Mendocino County and I guess I'm a farmer at heart. For example, I asked my husband, Jim, for an industrial-grade leaf blower for Valentines. You can forget chocolates, roses, and lacy cards, as far as I'm concerned, because when I opened that BR420C STIHL Magnum™ Backpack Commercial Leaf Blower on Valentines Day morning I was thrilled!