meet the herd #9- Bon-bon
Things have been pretty busy lately as we start making plans for shearing, the show circuit is in full swing and we welcomed a new member to the herd this week. After missing a week, it's time to meet another member of our herd.
This lovely lady is Bon-Bon. Bonnie is 14 years old and came to us from Pleasant Journey Alpacas in Colorado with her little guy Duesenberg at her side as well as a baby on board. The baby on board is Barbosa who we introduced previously. Bob-bon is a wonderful mother and can pass on her grey traits so hopefully we can convince a grey baby from her soon. She is a wonderful rose-grey color, has an engaging personality and LOVES sneaking breakfast as often as possible when no-one else is around!
We are so blessed to have Bon Bon in our herd. Thank you , Bonnie for being a wonderful mother and wonderful addition to the family!
meet the herd #8- bert
Things have been very relaxed on the farm this week. The temperature is on the rise, the sun is shining, birds are singing... Spring is almost here! That made the alpacas very happy because ,at least for a few days , they got to go out on pasture again!
So we are back in order this week and next up is Bert. He is 8 years old and was one of the first alpacas we purchased. Bert is a little bity guy but what he lacks in stature he makes up in attitude. Bert has something none of the other guys has... Bert is a talker. If you hear noise in the boys pen, it is usually Bert. The only problem is he isn't a very good listener...
Every morning I say "Good morning, Bert". Bert says "Hum?" I repeat "Good morning, Bert!". He says "Hum?". I tell him we could do this all day.
Bert is a very low key kind of guy. Doesn't cause trouble, pretty easy to handle. If it weren't for all the talking, you would never know he was around. His fiber is beige to very light fawn. It is super soft and lends itself very well to dyeing. Currently in the works is a dusty mauve hat destined for the store.
Thank you Bert for the lively conversation and the comedy routine we have perfected over the years! Thank you for being such a sweet addition to our herd for all these years!
Stacey Skildum is a nurse turned farmer, a yarn snob, gardener and fiber artist.