Friday, November 9, 2012
It's that time of year again :) The snow has been trying to fly and the hats and mitts are out. Oh, and Christmas is just around the corner - one of my favourite times of the year. To celebrate, and help you with your list, we are having our Annual Christmas Sale on Saturday, November 24 & Sunday, November 25. We will be open from 10 am - 4 pm both days.
Annual Christmas Sale - November 24 & 25, 10am - 4pm
This year, we are doing something different:
Purchase $50 or more and SAVE 10%
Purchase $100 or more and SAVE 15%
The discount even applies to items which have already been reduces.
Can't make it to the sale, don't worry, we will be open every Saturday and Sunday from 10 am - 4 pm until December 22nd. You can also email or call in your order. (We will be closed the weekend of December 29 and 30 so we can spend it with family and friends.)
Can't decide what to get? Why not get them a Gift Certificate? Gift Certificates are available in any value you wish and are valid for one year from the date of purchase.
So come on by and get your Christmas Shopping done. Make this Christmas the WARMEST one :)
Thrum Mitts Kits are a great gift for knitters
Who doesn't love warm socks?
Can't decide? How about a Gift Certificate?
Monday, October 22, 2012
Brian's brother Joe and his wife Marie, and their son Greg, and his partner Annette drove all the way from Guelph, ON to visit the alpacas (oh and us too :p )
While they were here, Annette took this video. We hope you enjoy it. To view copy & paste the following URL into your browser.
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Cria season started with the first 2 babies being born on June 11. Both Magic and Diamond decided to deliver around 11 am on June 11. Dad had checked on the girls around 10:30 and said, nope nothing happening. About 15-20 mins later I took the "pet" dogs to the barn to play with the "guardians" and there was a baby! So I took the dogs back to the house and got Dad. When we got back to the barn, Dad checked the sex (I hadn't even thought to check before going back up to the house, I was too excited), it was a girl! He then carried the baby into the mommy and baby bonding pen and that is when I saw a baby sticking out of Diamond! Oh boy, now what? So he got Diamond to go into the feed isle and she delivered a boy!
Magic with Maple Fudge
Unfortunately, Diamond's Little Guy didn't make it. He never got the hang of nursing. I would offer him some milk, and he would refuse to eat. He was active and looking strong, so we thought he was doing okay. We feel horrible and wish we could do it over - such is the farming life. As a friend of mine said: "Livestock is wonderful but deadstock sucks."
On June 19, Jeannie delivered a wopping 20lb boy. His tendons in his leg are tight and should straighten up as he uses his legs. Right after he was born there was a two day heat wave, and he didn't seam to be doing well. Not again! With his tight tendons and the heat, we decided that we should supplement him. Now he is gaining weight and following his mommy. He is still having trouble walking because his front knees are very tight, so we will keep an eye on it.
On June 22, Rachelle gave us another boy! A handsome dark brown boy sired by Riley. My Pathfinders (Girl Guides) were coming to camp that night, so I decided to let them name him. They decided on "Junior Mint". Junior Mint is doing great and was playing with Maple Fudge (Magic's cria form June 11) by the end of the day.
On June 25, yet another boy was born! Rubi had a black boy, sired by Alto. Rubi has been bought, so we called her new owners right away and they came to see the new bundle of joy.
Wow what a couple of weeks! Next up are Stardust (currently at day 337) and Michelle (now at day 335). Plus the other 5 due before the end of the summer.
Jeannie with Mr. Big
Rachelle with Junior Mint.
Monday, May 14, 2012
Congratulations to Vernon and Judy Wheeler on their purchase of Omega, Chandler, and Kerry. We are sure the boys will love living at Wheeler's Pancake House.
Monday, April 16, 2012
Once again, we had a great time re-uniting and creating new friendships. While we may not have won many ribbons in the ring, we are still happy.
The results are: EAF Gavin - 4th place Yearling Male Huacaya White; Victory's Sir Philip of Hood - 4th place Juvenile Male Multi - Light.
And I am very please with the results of the fibre arts entries of not only me, but also my friends from MERA (the local fibre arts group). My socks got 1st place, Mary's gloves got 3rd, Hanne's vest got 3rd, and Cathy's bag got People Choice for Accessories!
Asia and Brian waiting for the judge to check her out.
Sunday, February 26, 2012
Last fall, we had a visit from Agritourism Ottawa. The resulting article ("Victory Farm Alpacas in Lanark") is amazing! Check it out at http://agritourismguide.ca/2011/11/24/victory-farm-alpacas-in-lanark/