Thursday, October 21, 2010

playing catch-up

Alpaca Festival of Oregon video

  1. above is the video Eduard Schwan put together for the AFO. Awesome. (I thought I looked pregnant then. You should see me now!)
  2. Consuella had a little boy, also found in the field, dry and bouncing, on July 16th (I think). We're calling him "Krusty the Klown," and Lisa's baby "Mona Simpson" (Homer's mom).
  3. Sophie had surgery on her jaw for the infected tooth (lumpy jaw) that had plagued her since January. The surgery was a success and she no longer needs daily antibiotics! However, we discovered some sort of skin problem on a back foot that has been difficult to treat.
  4. We've bred four girls for 2011 babies. We haven't bred the maidens because the economy is soft and we are at alpaca capacity on our farm.
  5. My (human) baby is due any time now, which explains both the lag in posting on this blog and the future posting on this blog. I hope around the first of the year to get back on a regular posting schedule.
That's it from here!

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Awesome video about us

Here is a link to a video made by a great guy named Eduard Schwan: He literally walked up to me during the show with a camera and after chatting, we did a couple interviews. This one is me talking up ETF and Paca Talk. Later, I'll post a video about the AFO itself.

You will note how pregnant I am. I knew I was getting big because I keep running into things, but MAN. And that was three weeks ago.

In other news, Lisa had her baby on July 11. It's a little white girl out of Danny, from Sylvan Skies. We found her dry in the field at 4 PM. Everything looks great! She's adorable, and I'll post pictures once my computer starts behaving properly.

Enjoy the video!


Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Far too long

Here's a quick re-cap of what has happened in the last couple months:

  1. I am pregnant, and due in November! I am blaming my lapse in posting here (and everywhere) on the fact that I was pretty much incapacitated by morning sickness from February to May, and had to spend May and June trying to catch up from February through April. But, yay! Baby on the way!
  2. Yesterday, June 15, 2010, we sheared our herd. There's a Paca Talk coming out in the next day or so about it.
  3. The Alpaca Festival of Oregon begins tomorrow (June 18-20, 2010, for the public)! My alpaca association (WABA) has teamed up with EVAA to put on this show, which is concurrent with the Black Sheep Gathering.
  4. We have updated with new prices and new alpacas. Check it out!
So, that's a quick re-cap. I should really be packing for the show right now, but I am burned out.

I hope to see lots of you at the Alpaca Festival of Oregon this weekend!


Wednesday, April 14, 2010

New(ish) Cria!

Meet Malibu Stacy!

Born 3/24/10

Wt: 17 lbs.

Color: Medium/dark fawn

Dam: Cabernet

Sire: Comet of Sylvan Skies

Her future handler here is our daughter, nicknamed the "Agent of Entropy." In these pictures, Stacy is about three hours old.

Enjoy the cuteness!


Saturday, March 13, 2010

Alpaca Festival of Oregon!!

This is the link to the website for the Alpaca Festival of Oregon, which will be held on June 18-20 in Eugene, Oregon. That's the same time as the Black Sheep Gathering, by the way!

Friday, January 29, 2010

Paca Talk #26 posted

This is part two of our discussion of setting up bare land for an alpaca ranch. It includes what we did and what we should have done. Oh, and "Old Smokey."