Summer is coming to an end (yay!) and we've been busy creating new spooky ornaments to celebrate one of our favorite times of the year! From our alpacas' fiber we've made some cute/creepy bats, spiders, and pumpkins, and Mister Bilbo has contributed some fiber of his own to make Booooo Bunnies!
We have them all available on our etsy store as well as the shows and markets we will be vending at this fall.
The calendar may still say fall, but winter weather has come to our farm! We take several precautions to make sure our animals are as safe and comfortable as they can be in these cold snaps. We've switched out all the water buckets for heated ones, hung tarps along the gates and fences to keep out the wind, and put down a good layer of hay for the alpacas to kush down into at night (if they don't decide to eat it all first!)
When the temperature goes way below freezing, Micah also gets to wear his dapper winter coat at night. His fiber length isn't quite as long as the other alpacas and being a bit older the colder weather seems to bother him a bit more.
We should be getting warmer weather later in the week, but we know we're in for a couple of cold winter months ahead!
Our year started off with a bit of excitement. Two of our chickens, Augustus and Smidge, decided they couldn't stand each other and got into a knock-down drag-out fight. We separated the two of them, and ultimately decided Smidge would have to move up to the alpaca barn, since they were also bullying the other girls in the coop.
Poor Smudge and Speed Bump were a little unsure what to make of their new barn mate at first! Micah and Rio had seen chickens at their original farm and barely take any notice.
Now Smidge is all settled in and has the run of the barn! We often find them walking along the top of the stall fences or running up and down the back aisle, making sure they're in the middle of whatever happens to be going on!
On the production end of the farm, we've been busy spinning all new yarns, felting new ornaments and decorations, and weaving scarves and purses for this year's show season. The sky's the limit on what you can make with fiber and we're con…