Author: Karen Kelly

Honey Bee Festival 2015

This is the 6th year we have participated in this festival. The festival staff came by and told us that people are calling them to make sure the alpacas will be here this year. 🙂

California Classic Roundup Alpaca & Fiber Show

April 11 & 12, 2015 Dixon Fairgrounds, Dixon CA F R E E  A D M I S S I O N !! You and your family are invited to the Tenth Annual California Classic Alpaca & Fiber Show. CALPACA returns the Premier California Alpaca Show again this year to the DIXON Fairgrounds April 11… Read more »

CLASS – Exploring Mushroom and Lichen Dyes with Alissa Allen

SATURDAY, MAY 16TH 10am to 3pm $80 Includes all supplies – Pre-registration required at or email questions to Alissa Allen Many wild mushrooms and lichens contain permanent, intensely colored dyes. In this workshop, you will explore a multitude of local dye mushrooms. Wild foraged fungi and ethically harvested lichens will define our palette…. Read more »

CLASS – You made THAT on a Rigid Heddle Loom! This class has been cancelled and will be rescheduled

  Sunday April 19th 10 AM – 2pm Instructor: Colleen Harvey-Arrison, $20 Non-Members No weaving experience necessary. Please email for your reservation. BRING: A lunch. If you plan on practicing on a pre-warped loom, please bring yarn and a stick shuttle (if you have one) WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION: Colleen will be demonstrating weave structures most… Read more »

Shearing Demonstration and Spring Alpaca Sale

Join us on Saturday, March 26,2016 from 10 AM to 3 PM Rain or Shine LEARN about alpacas. WATCH the annual harvest/shearing of their fiber. SEE fiber artists processing the fiber. SHOP in the boutique for alpaca products and gifts. ASK about our SPRING ALPACA SALE ENJOY a beautiful day in the country. Where: Arapaho… Read more »

Red Hat Ladies

WE had a great day with the Red Hat Ladies. They came to meet the alpacas and to observe us spinning and shearing. Despite the bad weather we were able to find dry alpacas and it didn’t rain during their visit. What a fun day.

International Alpaca Oydessy 2014

The results are in….. Commercial Halter: Amelia Second Place Cora Lee Second Place Gypsy Sixth Place Lindbergh Fifth Place Commercial Division of Fleece Show: Amelia First/Color Champion Malika First/Reserve Color Champion Mulan First/Reserve Color Champion Calif Dreamin First/Reserve Color Champion What a fun show. At the herdsire auction I was high bidder on a great… Read more »

Shasta Land Trust visits the Ranch

Shasta Land Trust had an fund raising event at the farm today. It was a beautiful day and I made lots of new friends. Shasta Land Trust was founded in 1998 as a non-profit organization dedicated to permanently conserving open space, wildlife habitat, and agricultural land. We demonstrated shearing, spinning, weaving, they brought their lunches… Read more »

Alpacas at the Women in STEM Conference 2014

The AAUW- Empowering women since 1881, presented the Women in Stem Conference for 6th, 7th and 8th Grade Girls at Shasta Collage. This is the 4th year we have participated and the first year we have been asked to be a presenter. Our topic was Animal Husbandry. I’m not sure how well the presentation went… Read more »

Picking up Leaves

It was a beautiful sunny day in Redding so decided to tackle more leaves. This time down the drive way. I had a plan blow the leaves up against the pasture fence then pick them up. My “girls” got in on the act. They were pulling them through the fence and eating them, yum yum!… Read more »