Friday, April 9, 2010

SOME SPRING PICS AND WHAT THE HELL HAPPENED TO MY PACAS!!!






Here are a few pretty pictures from around HHF and some before and after pictures of the pacas. Since blogger will only allow five pics per post, keep scrolling down.

14 comments:

  1. Beautiful! Send some of that a bit further north, would ya?

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  2. Scrolled down through all the photos. I doubt those pacas appreciate being laughed out; though they look hysterically funny all nekkid!! The one at the bottom looks like you became all creative with the perfect scallops along the lower half. Does the other side match??

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  3. Nekkid Pacas!!!! And beautiful flowers! a post well worth waiting for ! You can post more pics per post ,just after the first 5 click done then click on add photos again ,It sometimes puts them in a screwy order but it will let you move them after . Anyway ,thanks for the great photos ,they are just as cute naked!

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  4. Fern, thanks for the tip on adding more than five.

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  5. Phaedra, that is Artemus, our big gun sire. He has great fiber. He does look the same on both sides. His father Donovan won the largest Fiber show ever in the US at the age of five and that was against all age groups. Pretty impressive. I can hold up the bag that contains his blanket (best quality) in one hand and it is easily heavier than our next best sire Barney.

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  6. Yes, they are still cute, but their heads look so big compared to their necks now. You don't realize just how skinny their necks are until they are shorn.

    Sorry, I can't help but laugh at them a bit, but they don't mind. I think they get it!!

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  7. Oooooh, cutest critters EEver!

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  8. Ok Im scrolling but not seeing Pacas. I feel like such a da right now.

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  9. What do you do with the fleece(s)!? Do you sell them? Is there a fleece buyer like they do with wool from sheep?

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  10. Phaedra, we will sell it. I am not sure who we will sell it to yet. We have to get with some people who know all about this stuff. They have a much larger operation than we do and have been doing it for over 10 years. They have been very helpful.

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  11. Thank you for posting the beautiful flowers and the cria afro pics. Aww, little nekkid things!

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  12. Beautiful flowers! I hope to have some pictures like that soon myself. Gladiolas in 3 different colors.

    The Paca's do look a bit odd, but I bet they feel a lot better, being relieved of the fleece. Especially with summer coming around the corner.

    I would probably try to be all neat and artsy on clipping them. Maybe the first couple or so. Then I would kick it into 'just shave them, dammit!' mode. I can see where the guy can do so many in a short amount of time. Nice big clippers, paca's on the ground, fleece everywhere... Bet it was something.

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  13. CNJ,

    Yea, the pacas are pretty happy to be nekkid. They weren't too happy about how they got that way though.

    The clippers that Darren had were really cool, large head and very powerful. He also had a small air compressor so he could just clean them off with air in between.

    It was interesting to watch (what little I could do) and I bet I could learn how to do it, especially since they are hogtied like that. It is so much less messy than clipping a horse and you don't really worry about streaks and or the perfect clip.

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