Sunday, August 4, 2013
I am posting about the farm but have moved it to our new website. Wordpress is a much better program to work with and we have added lots of stuff to the site. You can purchase alpaca products if you would like, but for me, it is about posting info and pics about life at HHF. The website is still under construction and I need to get the comments turned on, but I hope you will hang in there while we work things out. Please visit Hummingbird Hill Alpacas! Cathy
Sunday, July 21, 2013
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Sunday, October 16, 2011
Some updated pictures of my girls.
Darby is doing well. We are supplementing her with some extra milk because it doesn't seem that Drizella is producing quite enough. Just a few extra ounces three times a day. She readily drinks it then goes right over to mom and nurses a bit more.
Our next show will be the first weekend of December and we will be taking Shenanigan, Rowena, Fiona, Guiness and either Tipperary or Dakota.
They changed the date from mid October to early December and moved the venue. It will be held at Meadow Event Park just outside of Richmond. This will be SOOOO much better for us, it is a bit less than an hour from us instead of three hours from us.
Meadow Event Park was the horse farm where Secretariat was born and raised. The State bought it and has turned it into a very nice place. This is where the Virginia State Fair is now located.
Monday, August 29, 2011
We survived Hurricane Irene with minor damage. We are far enough west to have the Tropical Storm force winds and rains instead of the full Cat 1 storm. It was a bumpy ride though. We lost power mid-afternoon on Saturday and are still out. Thank goodness we have a pretty big generator It is out there just humming away!
Had a couple of trees down, some limbs down and lots of debris. The only thing that I would consider to be real damage though is that side of one of the barns got blown off. Of course it was the lady pacas barn. We found them wandering around, happily grazing and flirting with the boys. They were easy to herd back in with breakfast though. No injuries and I think they enjoyed their little jaunt.
I got a couple of pics of the storm, but the worst of it came later and the pics didn't turn out at all, too dark.
My poor little hummers took a beating. They were soaked and would light on that string and shake their feathers out. I was pretty worried about them, but I think most of them weathered the storm just fine. They were back at the feeders early Sunday morning.
Sunday, June 26, 2011
WOW, has it been a month since I posted? Big doings at work and at home have kept me very preoccupied.
These are just some updated pics from around the farm.
Garden is mostly doing very well, tomatoes suck but guess who will be inundated with squash and zuccini? The cucs are doing well but the green beans are not. My two favs are not going to pan out, SIGH!
Lots of other plantings doing well.
Threw in some pics of critter visitors we have here.
And, of course, had to throw in pics of a hound and his cat, LOL!
How do you like my new bed? Kevin found it on Craigslist for an extremely reasonable price. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this bed. I have always wanted one just like it!