Tuesday, July 24, 2012

All in Good Time

Archangel baby, Laurel

Archangel baby, Laurel

Well, all I have to say is, this business of alpaca breeding does allow for the practice of patience!

Santa Clara has decided to make sure this cria is fully baked. She's at day 351. That's all right with me, as her last one was a little early and not strong. Star was a beautiful little girl who never grew well and I lost her at 5 1/2 months last year. She was very sweet and adorable. I still miss her. That's the hard part of the business.

In the meantime, though, a black female bred to my beautiful silver gray boy, Archangel, just had a beautiful silver gray girl today! So Archangel is now a proud papa!

My fiber store inside Anderson's Vacuum is coming along, too! I'm painting this week, and next week, it should be open by August 1! Don't know when my spinning wheels will arrive, but again--patience!

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Waiting For Babies

We're anxiously awaiting our Aladdin of KPR baby out of Santa Clara. She's due July 15. We've already had 4 babies at lazy Daze Ranch where I agist, but this is our first of the summer. Then we have a month to wait for more! We have 3 due in One week in August!

Thankfully the heat has broken some. We'll be at the Parker Farmer's Market this Sunday, July 15 at the Pacabuddies booth. We'll have alpaca socks, yarn (both millspun and handspun), caps, scarves, felted rugs--all manner of things alpaca. Come see us! It runs from 8 am - 1 pm.

Thursday, July 5, 2012

First Blog

a little handspun wool

a little handspun wool

There are exciting things going on at Blazing Star Ranch! Our first cria of the year is due around the 15th of July, with 4 more to follow. We do already have 3 new ones at Lazy Daze Ranch where my animals agist! I LOVE crias.

We are adding a bit more to the mix at Blazing Star. Coming soon, I will be carrying a line (or two) of spinning wheels. It seems logical, since we produce fleece (and I love to spin). I will have them in the fiber room I'm opening at Anderson's Vacuum and Sewing in old Englewood, at 3424 S Broadway. Of course, there will be yarn, fleece and rovings, too! We will be holding classes, as well. I am hoping to be ready for fiber folks there by the end of July - first part of August. I'll post when I have a set time.

I also participate in Everything Alpaca in Castle Rock. As space is limited there, the wheels will be available on request.

I can't wait to get going! Photos will be coming soon!
 mill spun hand-dyed alpaca

mill spun hand-dyed alpaca