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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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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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“The Heart of the matter…………”

Aunt Geri here, plying yarn and watching the snow – feeling sorry for the creatures living outdoors dealing with these bitter temps and strong winds.  Selfishly, I’m glad our few morning chores for our foster horses are complete – knowing … Continue reading

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Difficult lessons in posture: a public service announcement

It’s been awhile since I (Kirstin) posted. I’m down at the ranch for Thanksgiving, and it’s time for an update from one of the family spinners. But first, let’s do a little exercise in observation. What is wrong with these … Continue reading

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“Thanks for the Memories…..”

Last Tuesday, Cliff House Alpacas was invited to participate in a Holiday Bazaar at the Holly Creek Retirement Community from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. I, Momma, thought you might enjoy seeing some photos of the event.

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Soccer, LaCrosse & Ye Olde Yuletide Bazaar

In a field house in Parker, Colorado in a Galaxy not so far far away, we co-existed for ten hours with soccer parents and their little athletes, basketball fans, Lacrosse players and their families; and various vendors galore. Yes, dear … Continue reading

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One of the questions I (Kirstin) get most often is “how long does it take you to spin a skein of yarn?” The answer, like the answers to most of life’s deepest questions, is “it depends.” The average is probably … Continue reading

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“Quoth the raven “Nevermore””

Aunt Geri here – title credits go to Edgar Allan Poe from his tribute to this beautiful ebony bird. I am a huge fan of black – maybe because it is really all colors combined.  To add more sheen to black … Continue reading

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The long and short of it…….

On a visit to the mill, we discovered some cashmere roving, fiber that has been washed and put through the carding machine, which Cliff House purchased. Aunt Geri here, what went through our heads, Jani’s, (Momma) and mine was, when … Continue reading

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Chimayo Tweed

Good morning – Aunt Geri here.  Yesterday was the perfect day for spinning – snowy, windy, and cold!  I grabbed the opportunity to finish the Chimayo singles and ply them together.  This produced a warm, rustic yarn that is a … Continue reading

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