It has been a while since I posted and I apologize for the neglect. We have been so very busy here at the ranch harvesting and processing the last of the vegetables from the garden, taking care of the little ones who are growing like weeds, and getting ready for the Fall Fiber Fiesta.

Newly dyed alpaca yarns

I have been busy in the studio weaving towels, rugs, scarves, runners, and mug rugs as well as, spinning yarns, dyeing yarns, and knitting gift items to sell here in the shop and at the Fiber Fiesta.

The Fall Fiber Fiesta is sponsored by the Espanola Valley Fiber Arts Center here in Northern New Mexico, and has been going on for the past nine years or so. It’s a great event with a wide variety of fiber artists who participate, and it provides some wonderful items for your Christmas gift giving. This is the ranch’s first year as a participant, and we look forward to visiting with old and new friends. If you live in Santa Fe, or plan to visit the weekend before Thanksgiving, please put the fiesta on your agenda.

The baby boys are growing so quickly and are a handful for their moms as they run and jump on everyone and everything in the pasture. Fortunately, the rest of the girls in the herd help take care of the active little boys and even discipline them when they get out of line. It does take a village to raise these little guys.

The boys are now eating hay and pellets along side of their moms who need the extra calories to produce milk, but the boys need more calories now as they continue to grow. The babies are still nursing, but in a few months will wean and move to a space of their own. We will keep you posted on that front.

Gabriel and Dorian now 4 months old.

We wish everyone a happy Thanksgiving and hope you will spend a wonderful day with family and friends.


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