Archive for July, 2009

Enjoying the brome pasture!

We planted brome hay in our west 7 acre pasture the Fall of 2006, let it grow in 2007, and did the first harvest last year.  It was pretty weedy.  This year the harvest was excellent: we got 300 small square bales of good brome hay for the alpacas to eat, and to sell.  We harvested in June;  now, since we have had good moisture this year, the brome is growing nicely, and the alpacas are really enjoying it!  See the little white boy?  He is the little firecracker born on July 4th.  He is thriving!  Fiona Fey, the little brown one with the white face, born on May 17th this year, is a honey.  We are posting a picture of her and her white mommy – both enjoying a meal.

"lil firecracker", in front of his mom"

"lil firecracker", in front of his mom"

A wonderul meal in the brome pasture - for both of them!

A wonderul meal in the brome pasture - for both of them!

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July 22, 2009 at 3:24 pm Leave a comment

Jared and Shana’s Straw Bale House

The south side of the house (batteries low - yellow tint)

The south side of the house. (low batteries=yellow tint!)

Shana at the south end of the house

Shana at the south wall of the house, with her long "needle".

Jane and Terry worked with Jared and Shana last Saturday, tying the stucco wire to the straw bale walls.   Things are really moving along with their house.  This coming Friday some of their friends are coming to start the plastering.  That will be a big, on-going task for awhile.  In the picture with the truck you can just barely  see the small greenhouse/shed they put up last year, in the background.

Jane, at the north wall, where we did the tying

Jane, at the north wall, where we did the tying

July 22, 2009 at 3:04 pm Leave a comment

A FIRECRACKER CRIA!

The birth moment:  present: Mon (Trissie)  Miss Daisy and her two month old cria, Fiona Fey, and Sr. Terry, with hands folded and watching!

The birth moment: present: Mom (Trissie) Miss Daisy and her two month old cria, Fiona Fey, and Sr. Terry, with hands folded and watching!

This little fella was born on the fourth of July – to Trissie  (dam: color brown) and Marshfellow (sire: color white)  This is Marshfellow’s first cria.  It is fun that he looks just  like his sire!

Our firecracker cria!

Our firecracker cria!

He is a very active boy!

He is a very active boy!

July 16, 2009 at 7:49 pm Leave a comment