C & M Acres

Shortly after Llenny was sheared, I made a trip to the nearby town of Maxwell.



There is a place there called C & M Acres, which is an alpaca farm.

Alpaca Farm_3792ew

They took his fleece and will wash it and turn it into roving.  Then I’ll be able to sell the roving at the farmer’s market or on my website.  I have to say, this really made me want to find a lady llama for Llenny.


Alpaca Cria_3789ew

Crias are adorable!

Sharing with Good Fences.

July at Eden Hills

I can’t believe we’re almost through the month of July. Here’s what’s going on around here.  Jules is lounging around being a typical cat.



Llenny is back out in pasture.  I can already see how much his wool has grown.



They’re still doing dirt work.  I think the building pad should be finished tomorrow.

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I still have yard goats.

Hilda van de Yell

Hilda van de Yell

I did put Kizzy back with everyone else because she was unhappy and fighting through the fence.  It’s hard to gain weight that way.  I will say, I think she looks better after just getting and evening of rest.

Kizzy Kay Street

Kizzy Kay Street

Sadly, it looks like the hay will still be next week.  It might have something to do with all the dirt work now.


Harley et al

I will feel much better when we get my barn filled up.

Sharing with Jenny Matlock for Alphabe-Thursday.  This week is the letter J.  J is for July.

A Naked Llenny

While I was in the middle of my Fozzy Bear panic, my phone rang.  I don’t know why I answered it with an out-of-state area code, but something told me I had to.  Well, the only way to make things more complicated for my week’s absence was if the llama shearer decided to come shear Llenny while I was gone.



Yep.  He said he’d be there Friday morning.  Thank goodness for my son and nephew and mom.  They got him shut in Thursday evening.  He was ready when they showed up to shear him.


llama shear_0018aw

llama shear_0023aw

Is it me or do those goats look like, “What the heck happened to you, and I hope I’m not next.”

goats and llama_0033aw

I wasn’t expecting to have his wool removed so close to his skin.  It would be fine if I had been able to get it done a couple of months ago, but he’s in danger of sunburn right now.  Next year, I’ll have to contact the shearer in February to make sure the llama gets sheared earlier in the year.


Luckily, Llenny’s been smart enough to stay in the barn during the hottest part of the day and let me feed him some hay.  It won’t take too long for him to get used to it and grow a layer of wool to protect him.  He’s also a lot cooler for our 106* F (41.1* C) heat index today.

llama eating hay_3647aw

I have a bag of wool that I’m going to try to have processed into roving (I have no idea what that means, but I’ve been talking to a friend who spins).  Also, thanks to Mom for taking pictures while I was gone.

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