Saturday, July 11, 2009

Our first 2009 cria




Our frist 2009 cria was born yesteray. Way later then I had planned for the year. Trid to tell the Alpacas my plans but they had their own. W have 10 more cria yet to come this summer. So the next few weeks will be busy !!

This little girl has been long awaited. Her dad Archemedies is absolutley stunning and has amazing fibre and conformation. He was the supreme champion 3 years ago. Since then his offspring have won numerous awards as well as winning ribbons in gt of sire class. She is out of our ribbon winning Alcia whos micron count at 4 is under 20 !! She wins in the ring and also in flece competitions. Her older son tyson by Sunny Delight has won first in the white class. First in a fiber show and second in a spin off. So to say I am thrilled with this little girl is putting it mildly.
enjoy her photos
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Sunday, November 9, 2008

way behind on the Alpaca news

We have had a litter of Leonberger pups born. They take all my time so the Alpaca news is really behin
Sadies pups November 4th 2008
d. Want to see our new babies here is a link to my puppy album

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Some pictures of Sampson our new cria

I up loaded a photo album of some of Sampsons pictures. sampson is llama x Alpaca he is so sweet and adorable. I have included pictures of our other crias and also the donkeys and dogs. So lots to look at

Shadows cria born Oct 08

Let me know what you think go to my website Heronview Alpacas

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

We have a special baby

Shadow our Llama gave birth today. She gave birth to a 1/2 Llama 1/2 Alpaca cria. When the Llama is the mother it is called a Misty when the mom is an Alpaca the cria is called a huzaro. He is very cute and I have named him Sampson. He is all legs lol. It will be very interesting to see how he grows and what his fibre is like

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Gates Open Tour

Wow is all I can say about the Gates Open tour. We had an amazing turn out and had between 1500 and 2000 people visit us at the farm. I must say that I am so pleased with the people who came. They were respectful of the animals and the farm. I was pleased to see Adults and kids alike enjoy the animals as much as I do.

We walked through the fields of Alpacas and I let people feed them. Then we went and visited the donkeys and fed them some carrots. We had ducklings hatch on Wednesday so the kids loved to see 3 days old Ducklings.

Then into the Studio we went. Where Stephanie was weaving and Donna was Spinning. What a great way to see how we turn all that Alpaca fleece into Yarn and then into Fabric.
Ian the Bee Man had also brought a Bee Hive for people to see the beeds working on their honey. We will have some of Ians bee hives on the farm next year. We now carry Ians pure honey and honey comb. Plus his wonderful pure bees wax candles.

Then everyone was able to see and feel the luxurious Alpaca products we have. Many Teddy Bears were adopted and are now in new homes :-)

Please enjoy the pictures from the weekend. If you would like to visit Heronview Alpacas please contact Me (Lori) go to our Website Heronview Alpacas

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Gates Open Savour Durham Tour

Gates Open is a self guided tour through Durhams wonderful farm land. 16 Farms will be opening their gates to the public. There are Sheep farms and beef farms. Veggi farms and of course our wonderful Alpaca farm.

We will be giving tours and have spinning and weaving demonstrations. Have a chance to feed an Alpaca and pet a miniature donkey. Tour the store and enjoy the scenery

Other farms will have chefs cooking for you on their farm. Local restaurants will be cooking up a storm and serving local produce.

Communities will be having special events also

Please go to

Hope to see you at the event

Friday, August 29, 2008

3 new crias this week

We had a wonderful week here at Heronview. We had 3 new cria born. The babies are all doing well and are as cute as can be. On Monday Jazzy had a male cria by Cameron Briggs, He is a beautiful baby boy.

Tuesday Morning Holly had a gorgeous fawn girl. Her dad is Myster Luv. this girl has fibre to die for. She is a good size cria and has the cutest face.

All day Inocense was restless and laying down and then moving to another spot. I kept a close eye on her and finally at 6pm I had to intervene. She was laying in the barn and not stressed to much but was pushing everyonce in awhile. I went inside and felt around. The cria was not coming out on his own. He was really big. I repositioned him so he could head out :-) She gave a few big pushes and out came the biggest cria I have seen so far. He is a white boy by Sunny Delight. His fleece is amazing. He is a solid big boned boned boy. I am looking forward to watchng this boy grow up.