Friday, September 27, 2013

The last alpacas & new adventures

Thursday morning the transporter came very early to pick up Maxine and Candy for their trip to Montana.  These are our last two alpacas to leave our farm.

It is very bittersweet.  Owning alpacas has been an adventure like no other.   We have had so many stories unfold while working with these creatures. 

I sort of thought since I haven't been doing farm chores (the last 6 weeks the kids have been doing them since I have been recovering from surgery. Not being able to lift more than 10 pounds really limits what one can do).  But alpacas have been part of our everyday lives for six years now, even six weeks "off" doesn't change that.

When we went outside, very early in the morning, to load up Maxine and Candy for the transporter, it felt like it does on the morning of an alpaca show weekend.  So many memories!!

I didn't get good pictures of their last moments on our farm (I tried to take pictures with my phone and it didn't turn out well).  This is what I have:

Don't worry, we are still a farm.  We have our sheep and will be growing our farm in new and different ways! 

I am still working with fiber arts.  I have LOTS of alpaca fiber here to keep me busy for years to come.

New adventures are there waiting for us.


Sundown Alpaca Ranch said...

I am sorry to hear that you had a surgery that limited your being able to do physical work. I am glad that you were able to find them all good homes. Yes fiber arts are a great venue. That is mostly our focus here at the ranch. We only breed a couple of alpacas a year now as we need to expand pastures, fencing, shelters, to be able to add more alpacas to our ranch. Yes I have a lot of fiber to process also. The joys of raising alpacas. Good luck and keep up the blog.

Kathryn Ray said...

I have you listed as Alpaca Life in my Reader... Guess I'm gonna have to update the feed. ;-)

The sheep will be fun for sure. :-)

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