What a face! A very long delayed introduction to the eldest of the brothers we added to our farm on the very last day of last year. It seems like yesterday and a million years ago - time in 2020 does not work in the normal way. Cracker Jacks Prize was born on May 26, 2016 not to far from our farm and grew up just off the mountain. He is one of our smaller alpacas, weighing in around 135 pounds. His back legs are a little stiff so he has a bit of a bow-legged walk - so we also call him Cowboy Jack. Jack cushed after a long day on the pasture We shear our alpacas in late April to early May, so he has grown a decent amount of new fleece. He is a white alpaca - although you wouldn't know it unless you part his fleece - like all alpacas he loves to roll in the dirt. Good thing it washes out! He has very dense fleece and last year he produced about three pounds of firsts and a pound of seconds. We use the first fiber in yarn and the seconds in felted items. Fleece after six months grow
A lot has been happening on our farm lately. So much so that we've had a hard time keeping this blog updated! In August we added two new baby goats to our farm as a "mobile mowing unit." Bruce and Banner have settled into their new role quite well! We also added a rogue rooster, who wandered onto our property and has made his home with the goats. We decided to name him Tony. And in December we will be adding three new alpacas to our herd! Jack, Bailey, and Ayden are three, two, and six months old respectively and will be wonderful additions to our farm family! In sadder news, we had to say goodbye to Mister Bilbo, our angora rabbit at the beginning of this month. He had been fighting an infection and it finally got the better of him. We all miss him dearly but he will live on in his lovely fiber he gave to us through the years. Last but not least, today is Speed Bump's 7th birthday! All the alpacas got some alfalfa and cranberry treats
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! A Spooky Spider! A Booo Bunny! A Baby Bat! We have them all available on our etsy store as well as the shows and markets we will be vending at this fall. A precious little pumpkin!