A Taste of Life at Windrush Alpacas

March 20, 2008

Spring Farm Day

We are busy preparing for our Spring Open Farm Day this Saturday.  With the recent winds and dust blowing everywhere the studio, which we open to the public, needs a good cleaning. 

Today we will clean the studio and then arrange everything in readiness to display our alpaca products and informational handouts.  We have a group of ladies from a garden club coming to the Open Farm Day and so I want to make sure we have information available to them as to how beneficial alpaca poop is to the garden, how well it composts and how to use alpaca fiber to provide nourishment and help retain water around your plants.

During the recent arts and craft show that we participated in there was a lot of interest in the Open Farm Day so we are expecting a good crowd.  If the weather is warm and not windy (dare we hope for that!) I am sure many people will want to come and see the alpacas.  At the moment the forecast is for a slight chance of rain showers.  If we do get showers I doubt that anyone from the local area will be complaining, as we are so desperate for rain.

With so many of the girls being close to having their crias we will not be taking visiting groups into the girls pen.  They will be able to visit with the girls over the fence if the girls wish to do so, but we do not want to force excessive attention on the girls at this stage of their pregnancy.  By the next Open Farm Day the crias will have been born and are sure to be an attraction.

The boys will be available for visits and I am sure Asteroid our people friendly alpaca will be getting more than his share of kisses and attention.  Asteroid really is a crowd pleaser and loves to interact with visitors.

Today we are forecast for 40 mph winds all day, so we won’t be spending much time sweeping up the patios and carports, the dust will be back as fast as we sweep it away.  We will just have to leave that chore until Friday when things are supposed to be a little calmer.

If you are in the Clovis area on Saturday (March 22) then come on out and join us.  The farm will be open to the public from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and we would love to meet you!

Rosemary

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