A Taste of Life at Windrush Alpacas

November 28, 2011

We’re ready for Christmas at Windrush Alpacas… are you?


We’ve decked the walls and torqued up the fireplace at our Farm Store so that you can have a relaxing, cozy and enjoyable shopping experience during our next Open Farm Day Event! Why go to the crowded and impersonal malls when you can get something unique for everyone on your shopping list right here at the Windrush Alpaca Farm Store!

  • Cushy Socks – like walking on clouds!
  • Luxurious Scarves – you’ll want to wear them all the time!
  • Cozy Gloves – to keep your fingers toasty warm!
  • Comfy Hats – if your head is covered, your whole body stays comfortable!
  • Plush Rugs – to accent your favorite room!
  • Adorable Toys – for the young and old alike!
  • Chic Bags – will be noticed wherever you go!
  • And so much more!

Come out to Windrush Alpacas on Saturday, December 3rd between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. for our monthly Open Farm Day Event and Farm Store Shopping Experience.  Tell your friends, bring your family, and enjoy shopping for a change! Spend time on our farm meeting our alpaca herd through guided pasture tours and demonstrations, then sip on some special complimentary Alpaca Bean Coffee. Start — or finish — your shopping right here and enjoy the rest of your holidays!


We always offer free admission, free parking and free refreshments.

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

December 28, 2007

The Chaos if Christmas!

Well we have survived Christmas, just barely!  It seemed to be one of the most chaotic Christmases we have experienced.  I don’t know whether it was our lack of planning or everyone’s schedules which are so packed and busy these days.  Still I take consolation in the fact that everyone I have spoken to has expressed the same feeling. 

Having rushed to do our chores on Christmas morning it seemed as if the time just disappeared and after a short phone call to Laura, Ren and Paul (who were thankfully all having dinner at Laura and Ren’s house enabling us to talk to them all during the same phone call) we just had time to open a couple of presents and then get ready to go over to our friends house for our Christmas lunch.

I was cooking the turkey, gravy, stuffing and a desert and our friend Claire and her family were cooking all of the side dishes plus some more deserts for good measure.  We called Claire once we had set off from the house thinking we were running 20 minutes late.  Claire was a bit astounded by our phone call as she had been thinking we were due to arrive a good hour to hour and a half later!   During all of our planning neither Claire or I had actually discussed what time we were going to serve lunch!

Still apart from Claire being thrown into turmoil for a few minutes (she is a master of managing a crisis) we soon had our lunch all cooked and ready to go thanks to everyone working together including Claire’s parents who are visiting from England.

Lunch was wonderful, we enjoyed our time spent with Claire and her family and then it was time to head home for afternoon chores.  As we drove up the driveway we were greeted by some longing stares from the alpacas who were wondering where their evening feed was.

Christmas Day had started out as a beautiful New Mexico day, with blue skies, the sun shining and the temperature pleasant, but to go along with the Christmas chaos theme by the time we started chores a horrific cold front was raging through our area bringing with it high winds, blowing dust, freezing temperatures and snow.  Well that soon helped us work off our Christmas dinner.  The alpacas ate fast and were soon cushed down inside their shelters out of the wind.  We settled in for the evening with a nice cup of tea and watched as the snow blew horizontally past the windows of the house.

So now Christmas has passed perhaps we can get back to our “to-do” list.  I still have a studio full of fleece to work on and tax season and show season are rapidly approaching.  It is said that keeping active keeps you young so at this rate I should never age.  I somehow suspect that theory won’t hold true but I can hope anyway.


November 19, 2007

This Week Will Be Better!

I am sure we have all had times in our lives when it seems as if nothing goes right and the last couple of weeks have been like that for us.  Vehicles breaking down, cats getting injured, a kamikaze beta fish and our poor little pomeranian dog Toby having a serious reaction to his annual vaccinations – we had enough problems in the last two weeks to see us through the rest of the year!

I remember as a teenager there was a similar period when everything seemed to go wrong.  At that time our family used to read our daily horoscopes in the newspaper and according to the horoscopes my problems had something to do with Saturn aligning with Mars, with the way things are going I bet you that those two planets are aligning again (actually I won’t bet you right now because the way my luck is running I would lose!).

As life’s problems go I realize that ours are really small on the grand scale of things, we have our health, we have a roof over our heads and we have a lovely herd of alpacas to bring a smile to our faces amidst our woes.  I will admit that I am still very worried about our dog Toby, his condition is very serious and while he has made a little progress over the weekend it is very little progress.  Toby is 12 years old and we have had him since he was 9 months old, he is my office buddy curling up behind my chair as I write this blog and usually growling at me if I have the audacity to move before he is ready to do so.  He usually is a lively, happy–go-lucky little dog who spreads joy wherever he goes, so is hard to watch him being so quite and depressed.

So this week will be better, I’ve made my mind up to that and I won’t have it any other way.  My plans to have some time working with the crias went out of the window last week, so they are going to fly back in again this week and cria school will recommence. 

Of course this week also contains one of my favorite holidays – Thanksgiving.  I love the fact that Thanksgiving brings together family and friends without the commercialism that has unfortunately become attached to Christmas.  It is a great time to slow down a little, take a look around and be truly thankful for all that we have.  I really would be quite happy to have Christmas just like Thanksgiving, no material gifts just the gift of spending time with those who mean the most to us both two legged and four legged.

So this week will be better, we will get back into the regular routine of doing chores and working with the alpacas, with a brief interlude for a scrumptious Thanksgiving feast on Thursday.  Naturally we will still have to do chores on Thursday, but what better way to work off Thanksgiving dinner!


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