The Journey Of Our Ranch Alpaca Fiber To Spun Alpaca Roving

by Kelley Hobart June 19, 2014 3 min read 0 Comments

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.
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Knitting Helps Mentor a Healthy Lifestyle

by AD Staff April 11, 2014 3 min read 0 Comments

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How Baby Alpacas Launched a Business and Built Family Ties

by Kelley Hobart November 29, 2013 3 min read 0 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 the alpacas.  The moment we saw the baby alpaca’s we were in love.
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We've Named Our Little Black Alpaca

by 4 June 30, 2009 1 min read 0 Comments

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Help Name Our Alpaca - Contest Ends Soon!

by AD Staff June 14, 2009 1 min read 0 Comments

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
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New Alpaca Yarn from our Ranch is available

by 4 June 10, 2009 1 min read 0 Comments

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We lost a baby Alpaca yesterday...

by 4 February 20, 2009 1 min read 0 Comments

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An Update On Our Christmas Alpaca - Nicolas

by 4 January 09, 2008 1 min read 0 Comments

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A Christmas Baby Cria Added To Our Family!

by 4 December 25, 2007 1 min read 0 Comments

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Living On An Alpaca Farm - What's It's Like To Own An Alpaca Ranch

by Kelley Hobart December 01, 2005 10 min read 0 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!
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