Alpaca First Aid Kit

As I’ve discussed in previous posts- I keep extensive supplies on hand as we live in a very rural area. Part of that is a lot of first aid stuff – for general maintenance and emergency situations. I’ve also done blogs for chicken and people first aid kits- but in this post I will beContinue reading “Alpaca First Aid Kit”

Alpaca Facts: From the Farm

If you spend enough time with any group of animals, you come to accept that they can be kinda… funny. They all do the normal animal type stuff, like running and rolling in the dirt to cool off… but it does seem like all types of animals have their own “things” that are species specific.Continue reading “Alpaca Facts: From the Farm”

2020 Goals: Updated

Let me start this blog out with a long drawn out, slightly hysterical bout of laughter Ahahahahhahbahaahbahahahahaahaaaaa 2020 was NOTHING like what we expected it to be- so much so that the reverberations can still be felt. So without further ado- our updated goal list for 2020- what the heck did we actually get doneContinue reading “2020 Goals: Updated”

Alpaca Shearing 2019

Just a quick photo blog- I wanted to show everyone how awesome Mariacher’s Shearing Services were. Here are some before of some very fluffy but miserable alpaca beasts… they’ve been being very naughty with their water buckets the last few days to try and beat the humidity. They arrived after supper around 5:30. They wereContinue reading “Alpaca Shearing 2019”

The Alpacas have been SHEARED

A big Thanks to the crew of Mariacher Shearing Service- they got to our place in the middle of no where, set up their stations, had our herd taken care of and were back on the road to the next job in less then 2 and a half hours. It was a whirlwind, an educationContinue reading “The Alpacas have been SHEARED”

How to Build Alpaca Fencing

So really, MrGillis is the authority on this, but until he is willing to sit down and write a post himself, I guess I just have to explain it as best I can, myself. I decided to write this blog, because I am proud of our fencing. Like, really proud. We get complimented on it,Continue reading “How to Build Alpaca Fencing”

My Favorite Alpaca References

Just like I did with My Favorite Chicken  References, its time to share my favorite places to go for information on our Alpacas. So far it’s just a list of websites- there are not a lot of well reviewed publications about raising alpacas unless you can shell out some serious dough. So for right now, I’llContinue reading “My Favorite Alpaca References”