Sunday, November 1, 2009

I'm pleased to announce that our farm stand website, is up and running. Please check out our selection of hand spun alpaca yarn, roving, and knits.

Monday, October 19, 2009

ok, I realize I may sound like "the crazy alpaca lady"

but isn't this (poorly recorded) video the CUTEST?

Friday, October 9, 2009

fall has fallen

It's that time of year. Time to shut down the farm, and buckle in for winter. Every year, we do the usual pulling of the garden, and trimming back the perennials. This year, however it takes on a new spin as we prepare to winter our alpaca and chickens.

We've noticed that the alpaca have really "fluffed up" recently. As some of you may know, alpaca -like sheep- are shore once a year, usually late spring. That way, they carry their biggest fleece through the winter, when they need the warmth, then spend the summer cool and comfortable (and skinny!) Nature is an amazing being. The cool weather comes wafting in. . .and right on cue, the alpacas start to "buff up" for winter.

So . . . . cold weather. . . .here we come. At least we know the alpaca will be warm :)

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

the arts farm

I'm so happy to be able to share with you all my parents beautiful new website:

The Arts Farm in Deering

Friday, September 11, 2009

geese flying south

My plan to stave off fall is to just ignore being cold. I think this should work, if I just refuse to turn the heat on, or even wear a sweatshirt, then it really can't get colder, right? When I saw mums for sale in mid August (middle of a heat wave, no less) I thought "my goodness, what are they thinking, too soon!" then the white hydrangeas started to tip pink, and my theory was "oh, they must be turning early this year, from all the rain we had in june" (I admit that one was a stretch)

However today on my way to bring the boys to school, I saw a flock of geese flying south. I suppose I can deny it no longer. sigh. I guess fall is here.

Monday, August 31, 2009

acorn acres rainbow

I realize a picture of a rainbow always falls completly flat- but the sight in person took our breath away