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Sterling Silver Alpacas

We raise Friendly, Fabulousy, Fine Fleece Alpacas

Dean Stiles
PO Box 67Grenada, CA 96038
530-436-0185
Dean 530-340-2169, (farm mid wife) Peggy 530-340-3005
Fax: 530-436-0192

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Alpaca Pool Party!!

SugarFoot taking the plunge!!

SugarFoot taking the plunge!!

We get irrigation water every 18 days. The girls love their pool party!! They are so much fun to watch when they play in the irrigation ditch!
They run back and forth bucking and kicking up their heels!
Laying and rolling in the water then diving back in for another dip in the water.
They will sometimes lay in the water for 15 to 30 minutes.
Oh, what fun it is on pool party day!!
I set up my chair and just watch them play.
Summer Fun!!
Muffet says move it!! Its my turn!!

Muffet says move it!! Its my turn!!

Hey.. Stop pushing me!! I'm gonna tell Mama Peggy on you!!

Hey.. Stop pushing me!! I'm gonna tell Mama Peggy on you!!

Muffet taking the plunge!

Muffet taking the plunge!

Hey!! Who's that alpaca in the water looking at me??

Hey!! Who's that alpaca in the water looking at me??


Thursday, May 14, 2015

Two alpacas had a Spring Fling last year!!! Baby in the pasture!!

Cumbia and still wet 1 hour old boy Sterling Silver Champion

Cumbia and still wet 1 hour old boy Sterling Silver Champion

Well on May 12, 2015...our older 17 yr old girl Cumbia, who loves having crias and is in great healthy shape. Surprised us with this handsome grey male!! 17.0 lbs.

This boy was born at 3:00 pm and he was up and walking nursing in 1/2 hour!! Most of these pics of him were taken at 1 hour old and some 1/2 hour old.

Next day...we got a good look at his fleece and WOW...WOW....WOW!!!! Thick curly fleece.

He's gonna be a keeper.

The sire is Kokopelli's Rock read more...
Champion 1 month old and shorn

Champion 1 month old and shorn

Champion showing off..

Champion showing off..

Cumbia is sooo happy with her baby :)

Cumbia is sooo happy with her baby :)

Mommy are you looking? Can I get some yummy's now?

Mommy are you looking? Can I get some yummy's now?


Monday, April 6, 2015

Got Beer?

Calfie with her nose in the beer box

Calfie with her nose in the beer box

This bottle fed calf..named Calfie doesn't think that she is a calf.
She thinks that she is a dog, an alpaca, and a cat.
Jenny the dog and her 4 month old pup Junnie, give Calfie a face washing and ear cleaning when calfie is laying down. Calfie just closes her eyes and the dogs on each side of her... lick her ears and face and eyes all clean.
The cat even gets in on it too... by laying on top of her and kneading (massaging) her back.What a spoiled but LOVED calf.
Calfie read more...
Calfie and her BFF Jenny

Calfie and her BFF Jenny

Jenny sharing her dog food with Calfie

Jenny sharing her dog food with Calfie

Best Friends :)

Best Friends :)

Jenny and Calfie wanting to come into the house

Jenny and Calfie wanting to come into the house


Thursday, January 15, 2015

Grandma's helper loves feeding those pacas :)

I love helping you MeMe..the pacas love me cause I have the pellets

I love helping you MeMe..the pacas love me cause I have the pellets

Its so much fun when my Grandson Bryce likes to help me feed the pacas as he calls them.
He is 22 months old and he LOVES helping.
Bryce loves to hand feed the baby's it tickles his hands..lol.and he loves fluffing up the hay in the feeder for them.
As well as raking and helping scoop pooh. He's quite the little helper.
Bryce also loves feeding the hens and his bunny "Bibbit".

Best job that he likes is riding in the hay wagon.

Helpers come in every si read more...
MeMe I found this horse...can I keep him?

MeMe I found this horse...can I keep him?

Ahhh..I get a ride in the hay wagon...yeah!!

Ahhh..I get a ride in the hay wagon...yeah!!

putting out the water'ers

putting out the water'ers

Look MeMe..I worked so hard that I grew a mustache

Look MeMe..I worked so hard that I grew a mustache


Friday, October 31, 2014

It's hard to find good help anymore...but I found one :)

Grandma I fed the pacas for ya can I ride on the hay and feed the girls now?

Grandma I fed the pacas for ya can I ride on the hay and feed the girls now?

My 22 month old Grandson Bryce loves helping Grandma feed the chickens and the pacas every morning. Bryce loves to chase after our young rooster..the rooster I think likes the attention..hehe
Then Bryce found a broken rake and rode his horse around ..so I grabbed the first thing I could find...a shovel and we rode our stick horses around the apple trees, while the alpacas and the chickens looked at us like we were crazy.
But..my Grandson looked at me with the biggest grin on his face.. read more...
Well I fed the chickens Grandma..I'm a good cowboy

Well I fed the chickens Grandma..I'm a good cowboy

Grandma...I just found me a horse..can i keep him?

Grandma...I just found me a horse..can i keep him?

Wo..I am growing so fast that I just grew a mustache just like Papa Dean's...he he

Wo..I am growing so fast that I just grew a mustache just like Papa Dean's...he he

You got any hot chocolate for this hard working ole cowboy?

You got any hot chocolate for this hard working ole cowboy?


Tuesday, July 29, 2014

I always do what my Mommy tells me to do :)

Shadow flossing his teeth :)

Shadow flossing his teeth :)

Yessss.Mom!! I'm flossing my teeth after I ate my dinner!! Clean teeth...great smile :)


Sunday, July 27, 2014

Hey Good Looking...do you want to run and play? Huh? Huh?

Hey Good Lookin' do ya want to play?

Hey Good Lookin' do ya want to play?

Feeling kinda down...I went out into the pasture last night... sat down and I was watching the pacas at play. Luckily...I was able to catch little Shadow trying to get Miss Muffet to play.

Well..they did play for a for awhile. And they kept me in stitches!! Cheering me up :)

It really does look like Muffet is biting Shadow hard...but she was just playing with him.

She loves all of the baby's and plays most of the time with them.

I could not pass up read more...
Go away..NO! I don't want to play!!

Go away..NO! I don't want to play!!

Ohh..please!! I just want to play :)

Ohh..please!! I just want to play :)

YUCK!!..you don't have to spit!! Fine we won't play then.

YUCK!!..you don't have to spit!! Fine we won't play then.

Whew!!! that stinks...I'll check her off my dating list!!

Whew!!! that stinks...I'll check her off my dating list!!


Sunday, May 18, 2014

HELP!!! I'm STUCK!!!The grass is not greener on the other side of the fence even if they're grape vines!!

HELP!! Momma Peggy I'm Stuck!!

HELP!! Momma Peggy I'm Stuck!!

The other morning... on May 14th, I got up early in the morning to go out and take photos of all the alpacas in full fleece, before shearing the next morning. Well ....when I got to the last pasture this is what I saw. TC stuck in the fence.
I giggled so hard at him. He is our clown on the ranch!! TC is always up to something and this was a dooozy!!
He calmly hummed at me...with his head down in shame...busted!!! Big time!!

I had a very hard time getting his head out because read more...
Does this fence make me look fat? LOL

Does this fence make me look fat? LOL

That sure messed up my fleece!!!

That sure messed up my fleece!!!


Sunday, February 2, 2014

Wow!! I finally got out of my Man Cave!!! With my keg of Milk!!

Yawn and stretch...

Yawn and stretch...

Yawn...yawn...yawn...I finally got out of my ManCave... and now I need to hook up to my Keg of Milk and have me a milkskie....HEY!!!!.......HOLD THE FORT!!!

Would you look at that HOT BABE next to her very own set of wheels!!!

What a hottie!!...Hey Babe would you like to share some of my milkskie from my Milk keg?

I think I'm in LOVE!!!...I think I'll need to Hummmmmmm her a few bars...
Chick and her set of wheels

Chick and her set of wheels

Oh..Now she's just showing off her set of wheels!!

Oh..Now she's just showing off her set of wheels!!


Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Two Future Alpaca Vererinarians!!

Wyatt after checking the baby.

Wyatt after checking the baby.

My two Grandsons love to help out with our alpacas when they are having their baby's.

They like to see how we keep records and listen to the heart beats of the baby's.

Wyatt the oldest Grandson was really having fun learing how to listen to his little brothers heart beat... after they both got to listen to the cria's heart beat in the back ground.

Both boys gave the baby its check-up.

Our future alpaca Veterinarian's!!

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Clint checking his records after checking the cria in the back ground

Clint checking his records after checking the cria in the back ground

Clint double checking!!

Clint double checking!!

Wyatt checking little brother Clint's heart beat!!

Wyatt checking little brother Clint's heart beat!!