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Bluff Breeze Farm

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Rick & Connie Bodeker
6842 - 338th Street WayCannon Falls, MN 55009
612-308-6378
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Saturday, March 11, 2017

Busier than ever!

I think that retirement is "over-rated". There is more work now than ever. Since I have more time available, local breeders have asked for my help and experience in getting their marketing up to speed. These farms have wonderful Suri Alpacas, but not nearly enough time to promote them. I just hate to see good alpacas sit in "neutral". So, it's full speed ahead for my breeder-friends.

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Saturday, March 11, 2017

Fiber Dynamo!

High Prairie Ranch

High Prairie Ranch


Recently, I've been working with Barb Biron and her progressive ideas about the alpaca and fiber industry. She's a dynamo with fiber.

Without any help at all - Barb sorted, graded, and put to use, more than 200 lbs of Suri fleece in 2016. She tells me there was less than a pound of fleece that did not get designated for use! That, to me, is simply incredible!

High Prairie Ranch
www.highprairieranch.com
Dennison, MN

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Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Harvi the "magical" llama...

Harvi with her everpresent coat!

Harvi with her everpresent coat!

I'm very sad to say that we lost our "hands down" popular farm favorite animal, Padrino's Harvest Moon. Harvi was loved by everyone that ever met her. She passed away naturally today after a long struggle with weight loss and generalized weakness. At 21-1/2 years old, she was never in pain, nor sick, just simply kept losing weight no matter how much we tried to keep her going.

Harvi had an endearing habit of sneaking up on visitors from behind, knowing that I saw her, gently blow read more...

Monday, January 9, 2017

Retirement Blues

Harvi & Brazil just hangin'

Harvi & Brazil just hangin'

This retirement "thing" has it's perks. I have plenty of time to do the things that I have never had time to do before... Like enjoy the little moments with my 20+ year old llama and her favorite 17 lb. cat Brazil. From the photos you can see exactly why Brazil is that chubby! Suffice to say, all forms of vermin are safe here at Bluff Breeze Farm.

Since Rick has deemed me "unemployable", I'm going with that concept, and enjoying retirement to it's fullest. However, this winter h read more...
Cute.

Cute.

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What is wrong with this picture?

Long winter's project...

Long winter's project...