Monday, August 4, 2008

Caitlin and Gracie....being silly.

Coneflowers at my grandparents...with visiting butterflies.

A view of my flowerbed from our second story window. The Cleomes, the pink and purple flowers are between 4 and 5 feet tall. The Cosmos are the pink flowers in the upper left...the tallest one is at least 7 feet now. Can you see Gracie at the birdbath??
These are some happy little girls!! My daughter, Cara(on the right) and her best friend, Danielle went with me a couple evenings to help with the alpacas. This female was loving all the petting...I couldn't remember her name, so they called her Emma!


I've been hired to take care of a local alpaca farm for about a week...I'm halfway through and I must say, I love it! I go out around 8:30 in the as well as around 6:00 in the evening to water, feed and clean up the manure. It is a good workout...I'm usually breaking a sweat by the time I'm finished!

The farm is Willow Creek Farm, here in Fulton, NY. They have 19 alpacas...9 females, 5 young males and 5 older males. Most are a bit shy, but there's a couple that love to be pet and will come up to me.

The photo above is a white female...I think it's Kiana, but I'm not sure.

One of the young males.

Two females...wondering what I'm doing.
More females....

Two females loving on each other....

I believe this is Miracle Man, a younger male. He has a really neat fleece. I am working on washing, carding, spinning and dyeing his fleece.

Beau is my favorite. He is so curious and loves to snuggle.

Beau's fleece is just lovely. I was given last year's fleece as a thank you and this year's fleece is being spun for the farm shop.

Another young male.

The friendliest of the pretty!

Another shot of her...she's very photogenic I think!