|Sadies pups November 4th 2008|
Sunday, November 9, 2008
Thursday, October 9, 2008
|Shadows cria born Oct 08|
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Wednesday, October 8, 2008
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
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
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 www.gatesopen.ca
Hope to see you at the event
Friday, August 29, 2008
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.
Monday, August 25, 2008
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
Saturday, August 16, 2008
Thursday, August 14, 2008
I went outside and reggie and Raven were giving each other little licks. Alpacas do not really lick. They can do little tiny licks and this is what they were doing. Then I walk to the other side of the field and here are a few of the Alpacas laying there like they had been placed. All in a row. I thought it was pretty funny.
What how can I say those words !! Well Archie is an amazing Alpaca Stud who lives in Ompah Ontario. Yes it is a fun name to say !! We had bred Alicia to Archie last year and sadly she aborted twins this spring. So we are trying again. Archie was Supreme Grand Champion at the Alpaca Ontario show in 2006. We had set the date for Alicia and Archie even before he became such a famous guy. they both really complement each other. We are also breeding him to Margarette, so I am hoping for 2 spectacular crias next year.
My goal is to train all my alpacas the Marty way now and to help my customers learn also. So this is a win win situation for the Alpacas.
Friday, August 8, 2008
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
.Here he is at 6 weeks old. Levi is a brat and loves to torment the girls. He needs a playmate and the girls are not cooperating . I have two Alpaca girls that are overdue right now
Happy news today that Layla who was sold to Jo and Denis had a wonderful 19.5lb cria.