Author: Karen Kelly

Meet Lindbergh on his Birth…!

Meet Lindbergh the latest edition to our suri herd. Born this morning at 6:59am and survived his first 106 degree day. He is a big boy 21.8 lbs. I know mom, Sunny, has to be a happy camper as he was riding around perpendicular to her back bone for the last week or so. It… Read more »

Meet Dallas

Dallas is the newest edition to Arapaho Rose Alpacas. He was born to Clarisse and was sired by Sentinel. Weighing in at 18.9 pounds. He is up and healthy, nursing and ready to go out and meet the rest of the herd. He seems to have great density and his crimp looks great.

Amelia and Daisy go to Camp Love-A-Lot.

Camp Love-a-Lot is a is a two-week summer day camp for youths ages 10 – 15. Each camper is teamed with a dog waiting for adoption. The camper is responsible for feeding, cleaning up after, and training their dog while at camp.

On the brighter side

This is the time of year the Guinea hens start sitting on their eggs. It’s also the same time we mow the long grass. It’s not unusual for us to come too close to a Guinea’s nest and they abandon it. This year in anticipation I got an incubator. When they abandoned the nest I… Read more »

Every thing is not coming up roses

While the roses are beautiful this year this is the second year that I’ve had snakes. Yikes! I hate snakes! Have been here for 35 years and last year was the first snake year. The good news is this year the snakes have just been scary 2 gopher, one king and 1 rattler. Last year… Read more »

Mowing a spring pasture

The pasture is tall and it’s time to mow. So I decided to get the lawnmower out and clean it up before I mowed. It’s always nice to have a clean machine. Well you probably already know this. I did but forgot. ArmorAll works great on vinyl to get it nice and shiny clean. Well… Read more »

It’s summer time and the living ain’t easy

So it’s time to get the irritation (opps) irrigation going. I’ve spent the last few days checking and fixing the water to the pastures. I guess I never fully appreciated how much time and effort it took when someone else was doing it. It’s pretty easy to figure you have a problem when you turn… Read more »


Back from the California Classic Alpaca Show in Pleasanton, CA. We had a great show with Summer coming away with the Color Group Award.

Show Time!

I’ve been busy getting my youngsters ready for show. Amelia is my “wild card” the first time on her halter she had a tantrum and THREW herself on the ground. (Got to love those suri”s) She actually doing really well now. She will be joined by Cosette, Hugo and India. Actually, I’m taking 8 to… Read more »

It’s Spring…time to mow.

Last week we got much needed rain probably about 3 inches here at the ranch. The good news is I got 2 pastures fertilized before it rained. Following the rain we have had some great warm weather that has just made the pastures and the weeds pop. So today was reserved for mowing. When I… Read more »