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Saturday, April 2, 2022

Shearing Demonstration2022 Date TBD

Shearing

Shearing

Taking a Fiber Sample

Taking a Fiber Sample

Tulla getting a final trim

Tulla getting a final trim

Diplomat Before Shearing

Diplomat Before Shearing

Diplomate After Shearing

Diplomate After Shearing


Saturday, March 26, 2022

California Classic Round Up - Date TBD 2022

El Rey

El Rey

Free to the public! Join us for an alpaca show! Merced County Fairgrounds, in the Hilmar Cheese Barn

There will actually be two different types of shows. The first part of the show will be the WALKING FLEECE SHOW. In this show a fiber judge will evaluate the fleece on the animal. The will be looking for consistency, length, fiber diameter, consistency of color, and handle these traits are judged against a standard. The second part of the show will be the HALTER SHOW. The judges wi read more...
Spinosa

Spinosa

Top Three in the Class

Top Three in the Class

Mandaletta

Mandaletta


Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Meet Cinco

Cinco and Cosette just a couple of hours old

Cinco and Cosette just a couple of hours old


Tuesday, May 9, 2017

April Showers bring May Flowers

Back yard fountain

Back yard fountain

Dog yard aka front yard

Dog yard aka front yard

Front yard

Front yard

One Perfect Rose

One Perfect Rose

Don't forget the lovely Iris

Don't forget the lovely Iris


Thursday, April 27, 2017

Update on SAND - Spinosa's AfterNoon Delight

Sand at 4 days with mom Delight

Sand at 4 days with mom Delight

SAND at 12 days old

SAND at 12 days old


Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Meet Spice

Spice at 6 days old

Spice at 6 days old

Wow another girl. That's three in a row. Having said that I have probably just jinxed the rest of the year to boys. That's all I've had for the last 3 years. It took a few days to come up with a name for this high spirited and inquisitive little girl. Well really not so little she was born at 20.8 pounds. Her mom is Cosette and probably one of the smallest alpacas on the ranch and had one of the larger crias born here. She is full sister to Delgado who looked like he was a medium rose grey read more...
Cosette and Spice

Cosette and Spice


Monday, April 17, 2017

Meet Afternoon Delight

Afternoon Delight - less than 1 hour old

Afternoon Delight - less than 1 hour old

Afternoon Delight

Afternoon Delight

Delight with Afternoon Delight

Delight with Afternoon Delight


Thursday, January 26, 2017

Meet Asia

Asia at 3 months

Asia at 3 months

Asia 3 days old with mom India

Asia 3 days old with mom India


Monday, September 26, 2016

Lambtown 2016


Monday, September 26, 2016

2016 National Alpaca Farm Days

Calif Dreamin with True making friends

Calif Dreamin with True making friends

What a wonderful day. We had over 600 visitors. They were able to walk through the pastures and visit with the alpacas. We were giving talks and Steve and Lin from Lassen View Alpacas were here to help and talk alpacas to the attendees. Fiber Artist were demonstrating spinning, weaving, carding and bobbin lace. Hot dogs, chips and water were available as well as wine tasting for the adults with a big thanks to my neighbor Matson's Vineyard. We had a Kid's of all ages activity area where yo read more...
Delgado the fan favorite

Delgado the fan favorite

Pearl is so gentle.

Pearl is so gentle.

Fun in the pasture

Fun in the pasture

Spinning Demonstration

Spinning Demonstration