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Monday, April 14, 2014

Just J. Lo: Ordinary States of Being Among Alpaca


Just J. Lo: Ordinary States of Being Among Alpaca



Just J. Lo: Ordinary States of Being Among Alpaca

By Carla M Paton




As alpacas go, J. Lo (no relation) is an embarrassment; her round pin head is too small, her neck too short, and her spindly legs stick o read more...


Wednesday, November 13, 2013

A Horizon in Every Direction: Engaging the Soul of the Great Plains and the Smoky Hill Trail

A Horizon in Every Direction: Engaging the Soul of the Great Plains and the Smoky Hill Trail
by Carla Paton

“It is here that our hearts are set,
In the expanse of the heavens.”

—Pawnee song

“It is no mere coincidence that our feelings about a place take on spiritual dimensions. An old rancher once told me he thought the lines in his hands had come directly up from the earth that the land had carved them there after so many years of work.”

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Saturday, November 9, 2013

Big Welcome to GLR Atacama - 3 x Champion Grey!

The Futurity, Gray Female, Color Champion, 2009

The Futurity, Gray Female, Color Champion, 2009

Thanks to Linda Kondris and Pines Edge Suri Alpacas, we are beyond thrilled to welcome GLR Atacama to Bijou Alpacas!

GLR Atacama is a 3 time Champion, at the largest and most competitive shows, and comes from a pedigree loaded with champions on both sides of her lineage.

Her sire is Sierra Bonita's MacGyver's Synergy, a multi-champion herdsire.

Her dam, GLR Amelita was the 2004 AAA Futurity Grey Champion.

It doesn't stop there - Atacama has two ful read more...
MAPACA, Gray Female, Color Champion

MAPACA, Gray Female, Color Champion

AOBA Nationals, Reserve Color Champion, 1st 2009

AOBA Nationals, Reserve Color Champion, 1st 2009


Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Our new Alpaca guard dogs - Great Pyrenees / Akbash Puppies!!

I was beginning to think it never would happen…finding just the right dogs at just the right time. We wanted puppies so we could socialize them with the alpacas and with the barn kittens without any issues. When I finally found “the ones,” it meant an impromptu trip and seven hours of driving to Trinidad, Colorado – almost to the New Mexico line!

They came from a litter of 10 and were the last spotted ones. Driving them home, I was listening to my favorite Elton John album, “Captain read more...