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The Bauers spin beautiful fiber from their favorite animals
On a picturesque acreage, Melody and her baby Adagio quietly graze on a luscious green pasture. This mother and son pair are part of a herd of 13 alpacas owned by Stan and Janetta Bauer. Their...
Everything you need to know about raising alpacas.
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Joe and Gloria Williams came back from a vacation with more than souvenirs
Most of us like the area where we vacation, but wouldn’t want to live there. The opposite was true with Joe and Gloria Williams. In 1996, the upstate New York couple was vacationing in South...
Watch for the warning signs and stay out of the line of fire
Llamas and alpacas are sweet animals but won't hesitate to spit at you. Lisa Williamson is an associate professor of large animal medicine at the University of Georgia. She says llamas and...
Simple steps for maintaining proper health
Radio interview source: Dr. Robert Van Saun, Extension Veterinarian, Penn State University Listen here to the radio story (mp3) or read below Alpaca fleece is highly-coveted for everything from...
Visit Heritage Farm, home to Tim and Beth Sheets and their herd of suri alpacas.
A mini mill was the perfect solution for the sheep, llamas, and alpacas on this acreage.
Tom and Mette Goehring of Lompoc, California, have a lot of fiber. They raise club lambs for 4-H and F-F-A kids, along with llamas, alpacas, and Icelandic sheep. For many years, they had...
Shearing alpacas is essential to the well being of the animals, and for generating income from sales of the raw fiber. The process can be quite an event if there are thirty or more alpacas in need...
Clare-Lomerick Alpaca Ranch In May, Clare-Limerick Alpaca Ranch, near Jackson, Michigan, is open to the public for their annual alpaca shearing and fiber processing demonstrations. The...
Living the Country Life Radio Program with Betsy Freese
Historic family farm Listen to this radio show (MP3 download) or read below. Radio interview source: Tim and Beth Sheets, Heritage Farm Tim Sheets has a busy corporate career. But his life...