Monthly Archives: July 2011

Marseille gets weighed


Yay! I got to meet and then huggle Marseille yesterday! Aww. Our girl has gained three pounds in her first week! She and Trip look nearly the same size, and Trip is a month old! Jeez. What could I possibly … Continue reading

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Swallows take flight


Our barn swallows have taken flight! And we thought it was bad when the kingbirds were exploring. Swallows are much more erratic when they fly, dipping and weaving like nut cases. Mom wants to hire a air traffic controller so … Continue reading

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Making marled yarn


It’s a not-very-secret secret that I am bored easily. Spinning doesn’t seem like a natural fit for a fickle crafter, and it probably isn’t. I usually get halfway into spinning one bobbin of singles before I am absolutely sick of … Continue reading

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Alpaca et al. health update


The new boys have been in quarantine for quite a while now, but they’ll be allowed into the larger turnout area later this week! They still won’t be allowed to mix with the girls for another month. Marcello and Merlin … Continue reading

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A weaving experiment


I guess I thought I didn’t have enough hobbies. After all, I only spin, knit, crochet, felt, and quilt. Also, incongruously, I play video games *shhh, don’t tell Mom*. But a friend was biking to work the other day when he … Continue reading

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Alpaca bio: Mikayla, the drama queen


Here’s a little story about Mikayla. Mikayla and Tulip were both pregnant on shearing day, a month or two away from their due dates. Our vet recommended giving them a shot that prevents premature births, since shearing can be stressful. … Continue reading

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Felt gallery updated


I updated the felt gallery.

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Marseille is born!


On Saturday at 10:30 AM, Marseille, our newest baby alpaca was born! At a whopping 21 lbs, this girl is on the upper end of the healthy range already! It didn’t take her long to stand up (you want them … Continue reading

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Toads!


They exist! Mom and Dad swore to me they had a trio of toads that staked out the patio in front of the barn, but I haven’t seen them. Until now! Well. I’ll be buggered. Or not, since the toads are … Continue reading

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Preparing for Cimmaron Sky Dog Artists Show


The fiber artists at Cliff House Alpacas have knitted/crocheted/felted/spun ourselves into carpal tunnel preparing for our next show. We’ve been invited to bring our wares to a private silent auction and craft sale to benefit the wild horses at Cimarron Sky … Continue reading

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