Monthly Archives: October 2012

Artist bio – Colleen Jepkes, rock artist

Here, in no particular order, is the first of our artist bios. We are lucky to have our very talented friends joining us on November 17th and 24th for the barn bazaar. Colleen is actually a friend of Mom’s from … Continue reading

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That beautiful, terrible white stuff

The ranch got it’s first snow last week! The animals coped in different ways. The alpacas, who are cat-like in their dislike for being wet, hung out in the barn, miffed. The horses enjoyed a good roll in the mud. … Continue reading

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The Cliff House Barn Bazaar!

I know it’s been awhile since you heard from me, but don’t worry, we’ve been busy! Mom has been knitting, and Aunt Geri and I have been spinning like crazy for our upcoming Holiday Barn Bazaar! So if you are … Continue reading

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Magical color changing alpacas

I’ve been spinning up a mess of that Peppermint sprinkles yarn. About halfway through the process, I finished Morocco’s fleece from last year and started on this year’s fiber. Unfortunately, despite coming from the same alpaca, skeins made from last … Continue reading

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Yarn – Peppermint Sprinkles

I made a new yarn! I guess I’d gotten fairly comfortable working with the same yarn “designs” over and over. Silver beads in grey, purple in black, and tons of lace weight black yarn are my staples. But this is … Continue reading

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Wait, that’s not an alpaca product

I sat down this weekend to design more Christmas stockings (check out the felting page for examples), but I just…couldn’t. It’s much easier to come up with a theme for a friend than one for anyone. Red and green? Or blues, … Continue reading

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The little tractor that could

Remember that post about the new, bigger manure spreader? Well, one of the fall chores around the ranch is to spread our compost over the fields. It used to be a very tedious, long three or four days. Now, we … Continue reading

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Yarn – Hot Chocolate

I have gotten a ton of spinning done at the recent craft shows! I started this yarn at Sheridan celebrates, and just finished it. Here are two pictures, one with flash and the other without. The color is actually somewhere … Continue reading

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It’s the circle of life…

…and it moves us all…etc. Sorry, I’m a proud member of The Lion King generation. Needless to say, living on a working ranch, one sees “the circle of life” up close and personal. Squeaky, our own mini-panther, is quite a … Continue reading

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