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Menagerie Hill Ranch

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Deb Galway & Kirk Howard
4071 Norman CourtVacaville, CA 95688
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Saturday, December 10, 2016

A Merry Menagerie - Fibershed Article


Friday, August 14, 2015

Lola's Diorama

Lola's Diroama

Lola's Diroama

Lola's Report

Lola's Report

Lola and Cleo's Week Old Cria

Lola and Cleo's Week Old Cria


Monday, March 24, 2014

A New Article on Meet the Sheep


Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Home Schoolers Visit the Farm!

The Girls Bunched Up

The Girls Bunched Up

This weekend we had some home schoolers (and their moms) visit the farm. They had a great time and one of them wrote a report on their visit. We thought it was cute and decided to post it below.

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Hi, my name is Kaitlyn. I am a student at Heritage Peak, in Vacaville. My mom is in love with knitting. She decided that she wanted to make a shawl out of alpaca yarn, and when I say alpaca yarn I m read more...
Miss Mayflower

Miss Mayflower

Miss Mayflower's Fall Cria

Miss Mayflower's Fall Cria

Solana Checking Us Out

Solana Checking Us Out

Einstein (Guard Llama) Sniffing Kaitlyn

Einstein (Guard Llama) Sniffing Kaitlyn


Saturday, December 8, 2012

Benefits of Alpaca Fiber

A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words

A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words

Alpaca Fiber is:
•Lighter than sheep's wool. Garments are lighter and more comfortable.
•Warmer than sheep's wool. The hollow shaft actss an insulator to hold in body heat.
•Hypoalergenic. The hair structure does not have barbs that can prick your skin.
•Not covered in lanolyn that must be chemically removed during processing. Any remaining lanolyn gives the item an odor.
•Does not absorb moisture so your skin stays dry.
•7 times stronger that sheep's wool. Product read more...