A Taste of Life at Windrush Alpacas

November 26, 2012

Over the river and through the woods…

Anyone who has visited our farm knows that we are no-where near a river and a long way away from any woods BUT it seems as if someone didn’t let the female alpacas know that on Saturday.

Led by our escapologist alpaca Willow and aided and abetted by a forgetful Ric (who forgot to put the pin back in the latch on the girls gate) the girls executed a swift and playful pasture escape on Saturday afternoon!

Fortunately at the moment that Willow chose to lift the latch on the gate and release the herd I was standing outside with Daisy the dog.  I was also talking on the phone to my mother in England (sorry about the sudden hang up Mum but needs must!).  It took seconds for Willow to flip the latch with her nose and away they went!  You could almost hear them singing the words of the Christmas song Over the River (for those of you who are not familiar with the song you can hear it here:

http://www.links2love.com/christmas_songs_over_river.htm

I think that they were particularly singing the verse –

Over the river and through the woods
And through the barnyard gate
We seem to go extremely slow
It is so hard to wait

but there was nothing slow about them I can assure you.  Bucking, kicking and running they were off like a shot and while they ran in one direction Daisy and I ran in the other to close the front gates so that the girls could not get off our property.   Of course the hay barn and then the boys were their target destination (they were not heading to grandmothers as  several of them had their grandmothers running with them).

It was almost feeding time when the great escape took place so we let the girls stay out and play for a while.  We may not have rivers and woods but we had plenty of open space and the girls enjoyed their frolic on a beautiful, unseasonably warm, New Mexico November afternoon.

Here is a video of the girls enjoying their unplanned afternoon frolic!

Rosemary

PS  Note to fellow alpaca breeders – always position your hay barn at the opposite end of your property from the front gate – it’s a great distraction for loose alpacas

PPS Note to Ric – REMEMBER TO PUT THE LATCH PIN IN THE GATES!!!!

August 27, 2012

September 8th Open Farm Day at Windrush Alpacas!

Not everything you hear or think about alpacas is true! Come out to our next Open Farm Day Event and find out what’s fact and what’s fiction. You might be surprised!

 

Join us at Windrush Alpacas in Clovis, NM on Saturday, September 8th for a day full of alpaca fun, interesting facts and some alpaca love! The farm will be open to the public for free guided pasture tours throughout the day. Our Farm Store will be open as well, featuring some products made from our alpaca’s fiber, crafting items, souvenirs, and so much more. Check it out!

It’s not exactly traditional family fun, but it’s something out of the ordinary that your entire family is sure to enjoy! Bring the little ones, the teens, and even the grandparents because everyone will be fascinated. 

Be sure to bring your camera!

We can’t wait to see you on Saturday, September 8th, 2012 between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. As usual, we always offer free admission, free parking and free refreshments.

For more information, call us at 575-683-5177 or visit our website at http://www.windrushalpacas.com. Also, you can Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/WindrushAlpacas and shop online at http://www.windrushalpacas.net/store/.

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