Sitting in the Shade, Mums and babies are ready for shearing
Friday, December 30, 2011
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
The Paco-Vicuña Registry™
Wednesday, June 29, 2011
Friday, June 10, 2011
Thursday, June 9, 2011
IF PADDOCK MATING, THEN STILL KEEP ACCURATE RECORDS ON DAY THE FEMALE ENTERED THE PADDOCK AND DAY THE FEMALE LEAVES PADDOCK, AND ANY SPIT OFFS, OR OBSERVATONS OF MATINGS ETC.
OCCASSIONALY, BUT NOT VERY OFTEN, YOU WILL HAVE A PREMMIE, AND HAVING ACCURATE DATES WILL TELL YOU HOW PREMMIE THE CRIA IS.
THIS CRIA WAS BORN WITH VERY LOW BODY TEMP, WAS 6 WEEKS PREM.
YOU CAN SEE HOW SOFT THE BONES ARE IN THE LEGS - WITHIN 2-3 DAYS, THESE LEGS WILL STRENGTHEN UP, AND WILL BE FAIRLY STRAIGHT.
IF THEY DO NOT, THEN SEEK VET ATTENTION, SOME TIMES THEY ARE STRAPPED, UNTIL THE LEGS ARE STRONG ENOUGH.
VET ATTENTION IS ADVISED THOUGH, AS YOU WANT TO MAKE SURE ALL TENDONS ARE OK, AND STRAPPED NOT TOO TIGHT AS NOT TO RESTRICT CIRCULATION.
We are very please to announce the launch of the The Australian Snake Bite Kit.
We hope you will never have to use THE AUSTRALIAN SNAKE BITE KIT.
However, If you work and play in rural Australia, even on the fringes of Australia's cities,
there is a good chance that you will encounter snakes.
All snakes should be considered dangerous.
Should you be bitten by a snake, you can be confident that THE AUSTRALIAN SNAKE BITE KIT
includes the latest up to date instructions and the highest quality materials.
It is a must for the farm, the house, the ute, the saddle, and the bush walk !
To purchase a kit, just click the link below.
if you load the free app called viber you can call any other viber contact for FREE anywhere in the world!!! When you go to your contacts it will automatically show who already has the viber app and the call will be free. there is another for free texting: 'whatsapp' which costs $1.19...
enjoy and share the news!
ALPACAS LOVE MOVING TO NEW PADDOCKS, AND WE USUALLY MOVE THEM AT LEAST ONCE A WEEK, TO NEW PADDOCKS,
THIS WAY, THE GRASS IS NEVER EATEN TO THE GROUND, MAKING IT HARDER TO REJUVENATE. AND ALSO THE PADDOCK IS RESTED, LESS LIKELYHOOD OF WARM INFESTATION, LESS STRESS PROBLEMS CAUSED BY OVERSTOCKING.
LIKE US, THEY LIKE A CHANGE OD SCENERY, AND THEY DO HAVE THEIR FAVOURITE PADDOCK.
THEY ALSO LIKE TO SEE EACH OTHER, AS EACH GROUP OF ALPACAS WILL GREET THE OTHER GROUP AS THET ARE HERDED TO THE MAIN HANDLING YARDS.
Wednesday, June 1, 2011
Huacaya and Suri
Huacaya are the ones we see more of, but the beautiful SURI, can never be forgotten.
Although both are same in temperment, and other features, the SURI, fibre is very different to the huacaya.
I see them like a curtain of silk, especially when they run.
there really is something to see a beautiful suri in his full fleece, when they frolick around the paddock, and this beautiful curtain of fleece as it flows like coral on a sea floor.
When it was settled, in 1841, this area was NSW and in 1851 when they separated Victoria away from NSW, this was the largest operating farm in Victoria at the time.
The family was the Dore family.
In 1851, they were then offered to purchase the land, as previously, they only leased the freehold, as that is how it was done in the early settlement days in Australia.
Mick Dore was the son of the original settler John Dore.
this tree is outside the old house, which my son Andrew is buying and has made home for him his fiance and his expected daughter in August 2011.
The Dore family imigrated from Ireland during the potatoe famine.
Don't you just love the dog in the tree behind Mick, and also his beautiful blue eyes.
This one photo
Friday, May 27, 2011
Victorian breeders you may like to attend a Learning Day at Bendigo on Goat, Sheep and Alpaca Nutrition, guest speaker will be Dr. Bruce Macgregor, attached is the invitation sent to me by Peter Greenfield, I felt that there may be many breeders who have not received this invitation and would benefit from the Dr. Macgregor's experience and at the cost to attend is very minimal, once again if you know of others who may like to attend please get them to contact Peter to make a booking. I feel that these information days are very important for all new breeders, so lets show our support and at least forward this invitation to others.
The day Sunday 5th June commencing 10am
The Venue Bendigo Club, Park St, Bendigo
VIC Road Map P283 R 15 off crook st
Cost per person, $10.00 There will be light luncheon provided
RSVP by 30th May 2011
Please contact Brenda or Peter for further information
email firstname.lastname@example.org Ph 03 54394804
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
1 Pre Shearing Preparation
3 SKIRTING FLEECES
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
Are you Raveling yet?
by Kate Perez
first printed in the March 2009 issue of Camelid Quarterly
Wondering what’s the one thing that knitters and fiber-arts people can’t live without in 2009? It’s not self-striping sock yarn, Hello Kitty© stitch markers or the latest book by the “Yarn Harlot. “ It’s Ravelry of course! Ravelry.com has been called a social networking website, an online community and MySpace for knitters, but it’s so much more!
Ravelry gives each user an online area for storing fiber-arts projects with their photos, descriptions, patterns, yarns, needles or hooks used, and a rating scale for how the profile owner liked the yarn or pattern. There is also a heart icon which other members of the Ravelry community can click to “favorite” and store the project in their own profiles. Ravelry also contains databases of knitting and crocheting patterns, books, yarns, and contact information for those who sell those same products.
some of my projects in the Ravelry database in Jan. 2009
When a project owner types in the name or maker of a yarn, for example, Ravelry will look at the words and provide names of similar yarns stored in its yarn database. If a match is found, the yarn in the project is linked back into the database. Another member of the community can do a search on that yarn and find this project along with all of the Ravelry projects that were made using that yarn. The projects will include photos, descriptions and ratings for the yarn and the patterns used.
By the way, that same user can also see how many other “Ravelrers” have that yarn stored in the “stash” tab of their profiles and whether they are willing to sell or trade it. Often the photos of various yarns provided by the members of Ravelry are of better quality than those found on the websites and catalogs that sell those same yarns. And, seeing the yarn rated and knit up in many different colors and into many different projects, really helps fiber artists decide which yarn to use for what project.
my yarn " stash " photos in Jan. 2009