Saturday, February 16, 2008

Pen Sale

We are signed up for our first pen sale at Royal River Alpaca Farm. They have a beautiful setting in North Yarmouth, not far from Portland, off Route 1 North.

We decided to put Mystique in the sale. She is a nice dark color and bred to Dalia's Domingo who produced champion El Camino Real . We co-own both Mystique and Domingo with Laila of Graceland Farm alpacas.

This year we are sending Prince William to the North American Alpaca show with Long Plains Alpacas. His sire is Sugar Ray, and Evander son who has been producing some beautiful crias. Life is busy here and Marcia, who lists our animals for Long Plains, was nice enough to offer to take him. We may try to get there but am not sure we can get away at that time. We need to start halter training the little Prince. He has such incredibly long bundles of crimpy, soft dark brown fleece. I can't wait to shear him!

Winter finds the alpacas hiding out when it snows and howls but are otherwise content to come out and eat hay and cush in the mountains of snow we have had here. At least it keeps the paddocks looking clean as it is hard to clean up with all the snow and ice. So as long as we get a fresh coating of snow every few days, things look good. Can't imagine what Spring will bring!

If you want to see the alpacas, or learn more about Maine's Bellemont Farm Alpacas, click here.



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