Monday, January 2, 2017
Thursday, August 27, 2015
Wednesday, September 18, 2013
Ithought I'd get to blogging about our adventures getting the alpaca sheared, but I barely got photos, we were just so busy actually getting the animals sheared. I got blasted with spit by the baby... He got my entire front, down my purple tank top and my pants. It was wildly fun. Not. It smelled awful. It always does.
And I haven't done anything yet with the fleece, I need a fleece mentor. I've been looking into owning the Suri alpaca association, but I think they are currently busy, their head quarters is in Estes Park Colorado.
W planted a garden this summer, I really hate to garden alone, and I don't like the heat at all. I definitely need help weeding, of course the hubby needs to weed a bit more judiciously next year. He killed the snap peas.
W have had some good tomatoes, and sweet corn, and green beans. Everything went in late and some things didn't go in at all. Next year will go better, the hubby says.
Thursday, May 24, 2012
The boys don't seem to be particularly impressed with the fence that separates them from their girls; they spend quite a bit of time looking at them through the fence.
This is Dee, she is pregnant, due at the end of the month. She is the first one to take food from your hand if you offer it. Her color is Medium Fawn and she has a white patch on her neck.
This next girl is Spice. She is not as quit to an offered snack as Dee, and wont get between her and food. She is quiet and sweet. Scott and I think her hair style makes her look like one of the WB cartoon sheep dogs. She is Medium Rose-Gray. She is also pregnant, and due at the end of the month.
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
The first thing they did was find darn near every burr in the pasture. Scott and I removed what they had picked up in their fleece, and then walked the pasture and pulled the burdock up that was still out there. I had high hopes that that would mean there would be less coming up this spring. HA!
The boys have big beautiful "doe eyes" under all that fluff.
And they have these cute nibbly noses, and it tickles when they eat out of your hands.
Compared to the horses the alpaca are very timid, unless you are the dog or the cat. Karma tree-ed my favorite cat, not long after we got the alpacas, and a couple weeks ago he gave the dog a lesson in who rules the pasture.He can run as faster or faster than Gypsy, and if he'd wanted to stomp all over her he could have. Good for her that he didn't.
Sunday, July 17, 2011
A couple of years ago I bought some of this stuff on a whim at Target. I have used it very sparingly in the shower ever since. I love the tingle of mint soap and a cool shower when it is hotter than blue blazes outside. I have never tried it on anything else. Until now. I just used about 7 drops with a very small amount of water to clean the hardwood floor where my nephew just vomitted, vomit smell eliminated. Next, I'm going to use a few drops in the wash to see if it takes care of kid or cat urine. I'm betting a definate yes on kid urine and I'm hoping for the best on cat urine.