Thursday, October 14, 2010


I was going to have some pictures of the Open House we had at the farm on Sunday, but the camera went missing. We did eventually find it, but by that time, it was mostly over. There were a couple of our guests who were taking pictures and hope to get a few of them sent.

It was a wonderful day though. The weather was very cooperative, sunny and about 80 degrees with a light breeze. I had lots of good food and plenty of beverages and about 75 people came.

We enjoyed introducing everyone to our alpacas and even had some scarves, gloves, socks and hats that were made from paca fiber to show people and to sell.

Gracie got lots of good belly rubbings and the horses got plenty of attention and treats.

We leave tomorrow for Lexington, VA for the 2010 Virginia Alpaca Owners and Breeders Expo. We will be showing 3 of our babies, Clare, Kerry and Killa. We were going to be taking Tip as well, but his hind end still isn't 100% after his recent illness.

I WILL have pictures!!


  1. your place looks wonderful! Glad the open house was a success,I knew it would be with all those lovely critters!Good luck this weekend.

  2. Thanks Fern!

    Kevin loves mums and he has even had some success in planting them in the ground and having them rebloom the next year.

    The Boston Fern you see up on the porch, that is one from last year that he kept alive in our bathroom and brought back.

  3. Sorry I'm late, dratted internetz..

    I see no fail, your place looks gorgeous! Kudos to you both, that's a lot of work!

    Kevin is a Mum Master:)

    Glad that the day was a success, and good luck at the show!
    Go HHF Alpacas!

  4. Your place is gorgeous! Trade ya?

    Good luck in the ring. When it comes to the Paca's, I am clueless as to how they are judged and placed... Yours are pretty fancy though IMO and hopefully the judges smile on them all.

  5. Complimenting that wisteria again, It is just beautiful even out of bloom!

  6. Glad you had a good day. I so want Baby Clare to knock their socks off! She is "my" paca, you know. Hope you have had rain. We are still waiting for some--nine weeks and still counting. Great for harvest; soooo much fun for the local fire departments with field fires. Sigh.

  7. Thanks Everyone.

    Will take some pics at the show and put up probably Sunday night.

    CNJ, they are judged on conformation and their fleece. It is paca halter.

    Phaedra, we have had rain lately, took a tropical storm to get us back to where we should be though.