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Bluebird boxes

It’s pretending to be spring in Maine at the moment, with bare ground and warm temperatures (hey, anything above freezing is warm this time of year!), so I’m taking the opportunity to put up our tree swallow/bluebird houses before the scouts get here. Males of both target species arrive on the breeding grounds before the […]

How can you resist this face?

Ninny is a beautiful suri (of course, I think they all are). But right now, they’re also muddy and covered in bedding, which needs to come out as soon as the weather gets a little warmer consistently. So we’ll stick with a glamour shot today.

Today’s egg-y goodness

Look at all the yummy eggs I collected this morning! Our adult turkeys started laying a few days ago (silly turkeys) – and now it looks like the turkeys formerly known as Thanksgiving and Christmas are also laying. You can see their smaller eggs next to the full size turkey eggs up top. Apparently they’re […]

Goats!

If you don’t love goats, it’s only because you haven’t met the right ones yet.  We love our Nigerian dwarf dairy goats – they’re like little dogs that eat your gardens if you don’t watch them like a hawk. Thyme is the beige one, Pearl is black, and Jasmine is brown.         […]

Some little piggies will go to market – but these three stay home

There are a lot more animals here at Bag End than just alpacas – today I’d like to introduce you to our pigs, Undur, Bub and Squealey. The two sows, Undur and Bub, have suitably Tolkienesque names – Undur means “fat” and Bub means “pig” in Orcish – but our boar Squealey pretty much named […]

Smile! You’re in the newspaper

A staff photographer from the Springfield Republican apparently thought I had some pretty photogenic alpacas – and alpaca handlers – this past weekend at the North American Alpaca Show. My vet’s daughter Evelyn with Silima; son Fox with Minno; and myself with Vírin. Evelyn with Silima – look at that smile! Fox with Judge Peter […]

They’re growing…

It’s hard to believe just how big all of the past year’s cria have gotten – and that the first shows are just around the corner! Here’s a look at how everyone is growing… Everyone is growing well and healthy. The four oldest boys and Pickle are weaned, and Mori and Cali will start day […]

Booty for a Cause

Many of you may be familiar with the ongoing rescue of over 600 llamas from a failed “sanctuary” in Montana. Although many of the llamas have been removed from Montana to places where they can be fed, doctored and ultimately rehomed, several hundred remain in Montana until funds can be raised for their removal. All […]

Maine Ag Trades Show in Augusta – January 11-13

Once again, the Maine Alpaca Association will have an information booth at the Maine Ag Trades Show in the Augusta Civic Center from January 11 through January 13. Members will be on hand to answer all your alpaca questions, show samples of alpaca product and provide membership information. In addition, MAA is sponsoring a series […]

Buckeye results

The Buckeye was a very nice show as usual, even though it is an unbelievably long drive from Maine. Anna was in the ring first thing Saturday morning, and she stayed in there for about 45 minutes as David Barboza agonized over placing the 11 black juvenile female suris (only one of which had also […]

Sunshine, vitamin D and alpacas

January 24, 2016
by: jilladmin • Alpacas, Herd health

National Show Results

March 18, 2014
by: jilladmin • Alpacas, Black, Brown, Fawn

Suri roving available for sale

February 26, 2012
by: jilladmin • Alpacas, Beige, Black, Fawn, White

MAPACA results

April 9, 2011
by: jilladmin • Accoyo Bloodlines, Alpacas, Brown, Full Peruvian, Males, White

Bluebird boxes

February 22, 2016
by: jilladmin • Uncategorized

How can you resist this face?

February 21, 2016
by: jilladmin • Uncategorized

Today’s egg-y goodness

February 1, 2016
by: jilladmin • Uncategorized

Goats!

January 31, 2016
by: jilladmin • Uncategorized

Bluebird boxes

February 22, 2016
by: jilladmin • Uncategorized

How can you resist this face?

February 21, 2016
by: jilladmin • Uncategorized

Today’s egg-y goodness

February 1, 2016
by: jilladmin • Uncategorized

Goats!

January 31, 2016
by: jilladmin • Uncategorized