Showing posts from April, 2017


Girlfriend is getting four alpacas for her hobby farm and I get to visit them any time!  This is her with two of her alpacas, the brown one is a female, who is pregnant, the white one is a cria who was born in September, and already is showing to have an impressive grade of wool. Who knows maybe I'll even get to buy one of her crias (baby Alpaca) and have her provide boarding for a fee, until I can get my own hobby farm. For now, I'll live vicariously through her, as I learn more about the husbandry of owning Alpacas.

It's shearing time!

Another year to head on down to the Buena Vista, Alpaca Farm in Beach Island, South Carolina, to help John get his' alpacas ready for shearing. This year the herd has grown and he had over 40 alpacas. Most were pretty easy to lead to the shearer, and others put up a fight. One even knock me down to the ground. Luckily, I landed on my butt so, all is well.

This year we took my boyfriends' granddaughter Kalena with us, and she had a great time. If any one is looking for Alpaca wool to spin, go check out John Trolley at the Buena Vista, Alpacas farm, in Beach Island, South Carolina. He has a great selection of wool at really great prices. The color range is amazing. If you're interested in becoming an Alpaca Farmer, he also has alpacas for sell. With your alpaca purchase you also get to breed with some of his price winning breeder male Alpacas and I have some of their wool and it is to die for. Let him know I sent you and he may even give you a discount.

Kalena and Armando

The beginning of 2017

This year began pretty hard for me. Which is why I've just now had a chance to post a blog. Still in between it all, knitting, spinning and sewing has kept me sane. It really is a great form of therapy.  Now spring is here and nature is starting to blossom. It's looking pretty bright for us all.

I like to give this lady a big hug, she's really been a strong woman
 She had Cancer surgery in February. She really is an amazing woman with a good heart.