Sunday, July 6, 2014

Summer Time Brings New Crias, Critters and Crafts

We sure have been busy on the farm this summer. In late June we welcomed two new crias to the farm.

As of yet I have not named either cria. I am still working on names for them. On June 22 this little guy was born.



On July 2 this little girl was born. Now they can play together and run around. She is a bit unsteady on her legs yet but will be racing around soon.


We added 5 more ducks to help keep our supply of eggs going. Three of the new ducks have joined the flock and  two remain up at the barn. Hopefully they will acclimate soon to their new surroundings. They are pictured here in front of the chicken coop that we just finished adding some trim pieces to the shutters.




Finally I sent out last year's fiber harvest to be made into yarn. Here are some of the newest skeins that just arrived. All the fiber is grown on our farm. I sent out two Michigan mills to be processed. I am so pleased with the results. Each skein is between 4.4-6.0 oz. 250 yards, 3 ply worsted. $28.00 a skein.
100% Michigan Made

From left to right: Beige skein is fiber from my alpacas Snowy Kiss (fawn) and Royal Rosa (White). They are both full of luster and very soft. The brown skein is actually dark rose gray from IVF Red Hot Fiesta and sire to several of my alpacas. The black skein is really a true black. Yana, my yearling alpaca, shared her fiber for this beautiful hank. You can see the luster in the photo. It is just plain gorgeous. I only have three of these skeins and they weigh in at around 6.0 oz each. Lovely!