Author: Karen Kelly

Doris’ Story

Doris has a variety of physical limitations and is in a wheel chair. In 2012 she came with her mom to the NAFD event. Her mom tells me she still talks about being here and has fond memories of that outing. In 2013 Doris received some money from a relative. When her mom asks her… Read more »

Gold Country Gathering

What a great show and fun time I had at Gold Country Gathering alpaca show. Well maybe I had such a good time because it’s probably one of the best showing I’ve had. I took the same 6 alpacas that went to AlpacaMania, Fantine, Amelia, Gypsy, Terra, Cora Lee, and Cosette. We took 2 Reserve… Read more »

AlpacaMania 2013

I just have to say I always enjoy the Alpacamania show in Central Point Oregon. It’s always fun to reconnect with people you haven’t seen for a while. It’s even better when you go into the show ring and get good placement. I believe the alpacas I took to Mania this year are the best… Read more »

Booth at Lambtown 2013

This is the seventh year we have had a booth at Lambtown in Dixon, CA. It’s interesting to observe the cycle of interest in the attendees. Several years ago when the economy first took a down turn you saw people getting back to the basic like knitting and crocheting. The following year the people were… Read more »

Honeybee Festival

This weekend was the Palo Cedro Honeybee festival. We have been participating in this event for the last 6 years. We take alpaca products and a couple of alpacas each day. We are spinning and weaving in the booth but by far the biggest attraction is the alpacas. We normally bring alpacas that are going… Read more »

Ide Adobe Day SHP

I joined fellow weavers and spinners at Ide Adobe Day in Red Bluff. We wore period dress of the 1850’s. I can tell you I have a whole new respect for those people and the cloth they wore. It was a reasonably hot day probably around 100 degrees. We did get a spot under a… Read more »

Fun Day Scarf Making

What a lovely day we had making felted scarves. It is amazing how a group of people with the same resources can create totally one of a kind scarves.

The Joy of meeting a Cria

Farm visitors love meeting the crias. These two visitors got to hold Magdalena and Sparkle who are both about 20 days old. You can see the joy in the kids faces. Here is where you create a memory.

Dye Play Day

The temperature’s are rising but that didn’t stop us from enjoying ourselves. When went into dyeing frenzy mode. We dyed in crock pots single colors, multiple colors, we did fiber, roving, sock yarn and silk. We also painted rovings and yarn. We did subdued colors, and wild colors. While we were waiting for the dyed… Read more »

Lavender Fields Forever!

Had a fun day off the farm. Met with some friends and visited the Tuscany Heights Lavender Festival. You could buy a $5 ticket to cut your own lavender. They said you can cut all you want. Probably not the correct thing to say with alpaca people with lots of fleece to protect. Richard the… Read more »