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About cliffhousealpacas

Once upon a time, my dad drove by some funny looking animals standing on little dirt hills in a field. Thus, the dream of an alpaca ranch was born. Now, we are embarking on a grand adventure of raising alpacas and becoming fiber artists.

Our wheels are still spinning


Hi everyone! It’s been a while since we posted. We are as active as ever, spinning, knitting, crocheting, and loving our alpacas. Continue reading

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Stars & Stripes Forever


Hello everyone! It’s been quite some time since I did a pure yarn post, but my most recent yarn project just came out so fun, I had to share: I actually spun this one on Memorial Day, and it is appropriately … Continue reading

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Show Schedule, Updates, and etc!


It’s time for our approximately yearly update! If you’re looking for Cliff House Alpacas during this holiday season, here’s where we are: October 17th and 18th, 10:00 – 4:00: Dakota Ridge High School Annual Craft Fair November 7th, 9:00 – 4:00: … Continue reading

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Friends: Past, Present, and Future


Hey there ladies and gents!! Kirstin here, at long last. Boy, have we been busy. Yesterday was our sixth holiday show, out of seven this year. We’ve had one (or two!) shows every week this month. But even with all the set up, … Continue reading

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Jousting with distaffs: symbolism through the ages


I (Kirstin) recently came across an article on medieval women warriors. As you might expect, there weren’t many, and in a world where history is written not only by the victors, but also mostly by men, what we know about … Continue reading

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Black and White – Always Right


Momma here, wishing everyone a Happy New Year. Our Colorado New Year started out cold and snowy, but thankfully we missed the big snow storm currently covering most of the nation. Dad and I took some excellent photos of our … Continue reading

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There are no stupid questions!


To start off 2014 I, Momma, want to share with you 20 questions and 20 answers about alpacas. These are questions we get asked all the time. I’m going in reverse order from a question or two to the most … Continue reading

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Christmas with Cliffhouse


Hello all! Production has staggered to a halt as we all take a break from knitting and spinning to celebrate being together. Jared and I are still the kids in the family, though Momma and Dad have a grand-dog, Derby. … Continue reading

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When inspiration strikes


Hi all, Kirstin here. Thanks for your concern about my shoulder. It looks like it’s going to be a slow healer, I’m afraid. Anyhoo. I’m close to driving myself nuts, since I can’t do any of the things I normally … Continue reading

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Thank goodness it’s Friday (and look! a scarf!)


Hi all, Kirstin here. I love those craft shows, but I have to admit, they take a ton out of us. Dad is travelling today, Mom is up to her elbows in…barn stuff. Let’s leave it at that. And I’ve … Continue reading

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