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Shearing Day 2015

Shearing was great! Caleb took the day off, and he set up fences and pens while I spun some yarn, (trying to get through a bit more of last year's before the avalanche!), and we got the alpacas separated out from the cattle. It took a bit – the alpacas are often all together, near the gate, but as soon as we'd open it the cows would just come running.

April is for Alpacas

Most of the year our alpacas are practically invisible. We catch them occasionally to check their coats for mites and to preventatively medicate them against meningeal worms, but otherwise they just hang out in the pastures.  When April rolls around, though, it's a different story!  Especially this spring in particular, actually.  It was still March, but a few weeks ago, while browsing local online classified ads for a tom turkey, Caleb ran across a farm selling their small herd of alpacas for a truly bargain price.

It's Official!

We have a real farm website!  I've started this so that we have a more cohesive presence as a farm, and Indiemade supplies everything we need - photo galleries, a blog, and a store. I will keep my Shutterfly page operational, but mostly for photo storage, I'll be running my blog on this site now, as well as our "farm stand" store. Thanks so much for looking around, I'll keep working here - I've linked to my Etsy store, but I have many more items to list - so check back again soon!