Blooming Rose

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Thursday, July 21, 2011

The Alpacas...It's Good To See Them Again!



As you know, I have done a couple of posts about the sweet Alpacas at Windy Hill Ranch
in Somis, California here and here.

Well, I visited Windy Hill Ranch again but this time there was a different purpose for my
visit.  The Alpacas had been given their spring haircuts...



And their fur had been spun into beautiful soft yarn.

The yarn I chose was from this sweet Alpaca named Yuletide...



I am told by her owner Alison of Two Trees Alpacas, that Yuletide  is very sweet but
she is also a diva of all divas!  Yuletide has given birth to seven crias and is said to be
a magnificent mother. But, a diva nonetheless!  Everything is on her terms. Yuletide rules!


Hmm, a diva loves the camera.    Look!  She's giving you her special smile...



I was thrilled to spend time with Yuletide(and friends)...




And have some of her yarn...





I love that the label around the yarn has her picture on it.  I chose the natural and the
hand-dyed light pink.  Alison does an amazing job with yarns.  The naturals are beautiful
and so are the yarns she hand paints and hand dyes.  I will probably just knit a scarf
from this yarn.  It's really too hot to think of making anything big like a sweater right now.



While at Windy Hill Ranch I snapped a few other pictures of the gentle, charming
Alpacas with their spring/summer haircuts...













Cute, cute, cute...










One of several herding dogs finding a cool place to relax...


Here is Alison with her most recent little cria.  Such a sweet little baby...


I really want to say a big "thank you" to Alison who was so kind to walk all over the
ranch with me and introduce me to her Alpaca family.

Alpacas are absolutely the most sweet and charming animals!

Now it's time for me to get busy and do a little knitting...



Have a great week!

20 comments:

once in a blue moon said...

oh what a beautiful post... and the life you lead enoying so much beauty all around you. you got so many great shots, i have to say the feathers on their legs drive me wild too...

so soft and the yarn colors are gorgeous. i used to spin my own yarn in the 70s, i still have a soft spot for this craft, and to think you can even know whos yarn you have is that much more fun :)

Stephanie @ La Dolce Vita said...

I remember the alpaca posts! they are cuties, aren't they? And I love that soft pink and how her photo is on the yarn. It's really amazing.

Pondside said...

The pale pink and natural yarns will remind you of these sweet creatures while you work with it and then use whatever you make. Those faces are just so beautiful.

Acquired Objects said...

I just fawned all over by laptop because of you...lol, they are so sweet! But I'd be mad as hell if I were given a bad haircut like they got. I love how some have straight hair and some curly on top. They really are to cute! We have a bunch of the hearding dogs up the road just like the one pictured but they aren't pets they're serious work dogs but sweet as well. Love your yarns does Alison sell on the computer? I love knitting but not now to hot! Thanks for taking us with you!

French-Kissed said...

Such adorable creatures...and so much personality in their cute little faces. Looks like you had a wonderful time and I love the colors of yarn you chose.

Jermaine

Beach House Living said...

Oh what a great place! They all seem so sweet and the yarn is lovely.

Privet and Holly said...

Yay for Alpaca LOVE!!
I drive by an alpaca
farm on my way to school
some days and it just
makes me smile to see
them sitting in the
meadow. There are a lot
near my folks, too, so
I should try to sneak
some shots. Yours are
absolutely precious.
xx Suzanne

Donna said...

How adorable! I am in love with those darling little babies! And I had to laugh over their summer "hair-dos"! How funny! There is an alpaca farm not far from here, I would love to visit it. And that is so neat that you got to meet the "creator" of your wonderful yarn!!

Love of the Sea said...

Oh my gosh - these babies are so precious. I LOVE them. So sweet. I love it when you post about the Alpacas. Brings back such wonderful memories. I hope to go there with you one day! That would be a dream come true!

LaPouyette said...

They are just adorable!!!
Love them all!
Cute - Sweet - Lovely - and.....

What a wonderful post! Thank you so much for sharing.

Have a beautiful Sunday,
Greetings from PĂ©rigord,
Karin

Liz said...

Oh, they are so cute! I wonder how much work they are? Does your friend spin the yarn too? It is gorgeous!

~Liz

Masha said...

You made me smile with your wonderful post. I am embarrassed to say I don't think I have even heard about these animals before. Are they a relative of llamas? They look great with those haircuts :).

A Rosy Note said...

They are just about the cutest things. I love their big eyes and funny hair :)

La Dolfina said...

OMG if this is not the cutest post ever! There has to be a better word than cute... because they are way too cute for words.
I'm in love... no wonder you make a point to visit them.
I want to meet them, you must introduce me!!!

Your posts are the best Susan...
I just want to hug them and you!!!
Love,

Terri

Rose West said...

What odd-looking creatures! So cute in a weird way :) especially the little ones.

Mary said...

What wonderful photos!! I love their newly shorn coats complete with their fringy legs & bangs on their foreheads :-) How fun you got to meet the alpaca who gifted the yarn!

Maggie said...

What a lovely post to find on a grey morning in Normandy.
The alpacas are delightful, their haircuts made me smile, and the babies are just gorgeous.
The wool looks so soft, I'm sure a scarf made from that wool will be wonderful and what lovely memories it will hold.
Maggie.

Olga said...

They are sooooo cute.

Stephanie Lloyd said...

Those faces!

xoxo

Bohemian said...

Oh how cute they look with their haircuts! And I love the hues of the yarn their beautiful wool makes!

Dawn... The Bohemian