No, not that season – not yet!! But it’s always one season or another around here. For example:
It’s hay season! This time of year we are “on call” for hay. We don’t grow our own hay; we buy second cut hay from several local hay producers. It’s necessary to have a stretch of dry [...]
I’d venture to say that most alpaca breeders don’t shear their crias until the spring following the crias’ births. But those cria fleeces become messy very quickly as their fine, velcro-like tips attract hay and other debris. We’ve learned that we can get much cleaner and more valuable fleeces in the spring if we shear [...]
We sure hope so! This handsome little guy was born yesterday (July 7). He is full brother to our multi-champion male, Snowshoe Aristides, and he is looking at least as good as Ari looked at birth. The luster and crimp on this baby is breathtaking! I can’t get a pic that does justice to his [...]
This lovely white female alpaca was born at Snowshoe Farm on June 11. She weighed a bit over 13 lbs. Her gestation was a few days less than 11 months and she presented as just slightly premature. She was up and about and nursing from her mother within no time. All in all, a textbook [...]
Finally! We’ve been waiting for weeks for the first cria of the season to arrive. The first female due was Rosita, who usually goes at least week or two early. Not this year. She didn’t even go first; her daughter, Glinda, had the first cria of the year. Oddly enough, both babies were born late [...]
Now that we’re experiencing some milder days, it’s time to get out the camera and update our sale photos. This is also a good time to do a little lead training while getting better shots of individual alpacas. The other day we took Electra out for a little walk and got a nice pic of [...]
This time of year usually find us beginning to halter train last year’s crias, especially those we plan to show in the spring. Only one of the crias we are currently training will be shown in the upcoming season – Snowshoe Ginger. This 9 month old fawn female is a daughter of our Champion herdsire, [...]
Just a reminder that our YEAR END SALE is over in a few weeks. Until the end of Dec, you can take 20% off the price of any alpaca on our sales list. You can also reserve a breeding for 2013 with a $250 deposit before the end of the year. And you don’t have [...]
We’ve been watching this beautiful young female cria, Snowshoe Fancypants, tear around the pastures – she’s something else! Her fiber, we could see when we recently sheared her, is starting to crimp at the base and should be looking great by spring shearing. Fancypants is sired by our 8X Champion/Reserve Champion, Snowshoe Aristides.
As part [...]
Our Mid-Summer Sale is still going and we’re offering a special discount on one alpaca each week. This week we are pleased to present Snowshoe Caledonia in a 3-for-1 package that includes her female cria, Caleen, and a free rebreeding. Our Mid-Summer Sale price is $6500 for the package. The price this week is $4900!