We had our first cria (baby alpaca) of the season born here on the ranch. Its a girl and we named her Dusty. Her and mother are doing well.
These two pictures above are of her at a week old. We just love her.
Our Muscovy Ducklings are getting big. Soon we will have some for sale. These ducks do not require a pond as they are a wood duck. They are great for bug control. We have had no ticks in our yard this year.
This nest has some of our alpacas fiber in it. These are barn swallows and she builds this nest every year over our farm store entrance. The birds are still building nests. Yesterday I saw a golden finch taking fiber from my hanging bird nesting ball. We still have some in our store for sale. Just hang it somewhere close to where you feed the birds and watch them come and take it to build their nests.
Our puppies are 5 months old now. Look how big they are getting. This is Pan our oldest Maremma who is now retired at the age of 13 years old. Clyde is laying in front of him. Pan tolerates the puppies. Clyde likes to give him sloppy kisses.
Here is a picture of Pan and Bonnie. Bonnie is a little troublemaker who likes to lead her brother Clyde to do mischievous things that they shouldn't be doing. Once they reach maturity they will make awesome guard dogs for the ranch. If you would like to see all of these animals in person, email, message or call us to schedule a tour. We like to share our alpacas with you.
Hi, my name is Liz Fagel and I love to blog about our ranch located in beautiful Northern Michigan. I write about the alpaca's and of course the fiber arts.