Category Archives: animals

posts about the animals

ACES-Artists Celebrating the Equine Spirit-Highlights!


Our fundraiser for the Colorado Human Society & Cimarron Sky Dog Wild Horse Reserve was a celebration for all. I, Momma, want to share with you some of the special moments we experienced Saturday. Our very special thanks to each … Continue reading

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Meet the Minis


It’s Monday, we thought it was Sunday, sorry we’re late. Meet the minis! The minis will be here all day Saturday for our fundraiser. See you then!

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Another One of my Bright Ideas.


Dad here, with the July heat, I’ve noticed the alpacas go through all of the water buckets we fill up for them every day. The alpacas love to drink out of the horse’s stock tank, and because Heidi and Boogie … Continue reading

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“It’s all in the seeds”


Hi – it’s Aunt Geri – just finished spinning a wonderful hand-painted yarn.  As I was spinning, I thought of how spoiled we are with the clean, healthy fiber from Cliff House; and of a funny story that Jan (“Momma”) … Continue reading

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“We’re helping, Mom!”


I  fondly remember Sundays, when I was growing up, as family days. Momma here, we were off to church in the morning, and in the early afternoon we shared a big sit down dinner. My mom’s English pot roast or … Continue reading

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Top five questions about alpacas


Hi there all! Kirstin here! My current project is going slowly, so I have no new pics to show you. Instead, I thought I’d address the common questions about alpacas we hear all the time. Do you have to kill … Continue reading

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A little Give and Take


About this time last year, Aunt Geri, Uncle Jerry and I helped a family of Western Kingbirds, also known as flycatchers, by improving their nest design. A baby fell out of the hastily built nest on the fluorescent light fixture … Continue reading

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A Beary interesting moment


Sundays at Cliff House Ranch are pretty quiet. We get out of bed later, walk to get the newspaper  slower, and get through our routine chores with a little less energy. Sundays are a day of rest. Sounds pretty boring, … Continue reading

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Alpaca – “Fiber of the Gods and Poor Man’s Cashmere”


Aunt Geri here. Fiber enthusiasts like us covet alpaca which has the softness of cashmere, luster and drape of silk, warmth and loft of goose down, and strength and durability of wool.  Alpacas are gaining recognition and popularity for their … Continue reading

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Marcello loses his Harem, but he gains his Man Card


After shearing, I become concerned with Tulip’s body score. Momma here, with all of Tulip’s blanket gone, it was very apparent she was under weight. It was time for Marcello to gain his “Man Card”. If Tulip had one less … Continue reading

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