Friday, May 25, 2012

Some New Crias

Born May 18 - 21. First Crias in the new barn.

The Latest Addition to the Alma Park Family

Gus is a Mastiff mix - look at that face!!

Friday, May 4, 2012

Some updates on the new farm and store

Wow - so much to do and so much to catch up on!  For my readers both here and Facebook, I know I have been absent, but moving the entire farm is ALOT of work!  Now it is May and we are getting ready for shearing again and I have to say I am a bit overwhelmed !

Just thought I would share some pictures with you of the new farm over the last couple of months.  I haven't had any recent pictures, but on the first nice spring day, I will take some pics of the pacas in the pastures and share them with you as well.  For now enjoy pics from the last couple of months.

Soon as shearing is over (May 18-19), we will be working live busy bees on the store - woo hoo, that has me really excited! 

The Old Barn - Circa 1900 - Picturesque but not made for alpacas (Fall 2011)

The Road going to the new barn and store - some pacas watch the progress to the right (Fall 2011)
The barn from the boys side - plenty of room inside and out (Jan 2012)
The store (attached to the barn) 1200 sq ft yarn store and 400 sq ft fiber studio - can't wait until this is complete (Jan 2012)
The grass growing in the pastures and hay fields (Fall 2011)

Alpacas in the News (again) - CBS Sunday Morning

CBS loves alpacas - they have had several reports on them through the years - here are a few videos that I think are worth a look. 

December 1, 2008 --  Peggy Parks   (Johnstown, PA) click here to view - this video is a little outdated with prices etc, and does talk about the "emu bubble", but does talk about the positives.  (Originally on CBS evening news)

March 16, 2011 - Alpacas on CBS in Australia - an alpaca gets amorous behind the reporter - funny - click here to view.  Talks about the different types and is quite amusing as well.

May 11, 2011 - Not really news (and wasn't on TV), but a cute video of a sleepy cria - click here to view - just darn cute

March 25, 2012 - Amber of Colorado and  Bill and Lori from Harley Hill Alpacas in (Quakertown, PA) talks about alpacas for fun and profit - click here to view - this video is more up to date and talks about fiber, taxes, nutrition and thier "Muppet" like qualities. (Originally on CBS News Sunday Morning)

Click Here for a blog post on other great alpaca videos from TV and around the web.