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Wednesday, January 18, 2017

PRODUCT REVIEW: Heated Buckets

Heated water buckets are a must for winter. We have them in every barn. Plug them inside or if you dont have electric in your barn, run a heavy guage outdoor extension cord from a power source.
There are many types of these around, but we,ve found the blue ones have the most reliable thermostats & last the longest. We have several that are over 10 yrs old & working great. They come in 2 sizes & can be found at Tractor Supply & also on Amazon

Monday, July 25, 2016

Neway Fertility Goes Country

Matt with new baby

Matt with new baby

We welcomed my new family at Neway Fertility Center for an office retreat in June. Neway is my new practice in the upper west side Manhatten. What a great time we had sharing our herd with our New York City friends! Great time with great people.

Looking forward to making this an annual event!
Dr Lim and clinical team

Dr Lim and clinical team

The Queen

The Queen

meetin the herd

meetin the herd

Joohee and Twinkie

Joohee and Twinkie


Wednesday, October 28, 2015

The Beauty of Fall

We'd just love to share some of the Fall beauty around the farm. It's such a special time of year with changes in foliage, cooler days, babies arriving. What could be better!

Sunday, August 16, 2015

To Make A Garden Grow

bounty of our veg garden

bounty of our veg garden

Want to have a beautiful healthy garden? Try alpaca poop compost! Here on the farm, we do not use chemicals or fertilizers. Instead, we compost our alpaca poop and use that in our gardens, flower pots, and as fertilizer for our grazing fields in the fall. By doing so, you are not only being more eco-friendly but your plants will LOVE it! Just take a look at the bounty of our organic vegetable garden and plants around our yard. Contact your local alpaca farm and we are sure they have some to spare so you can give it a try at home. Happy gardening!
vegetable garden

vegetable garden

our perennial gardens

our perennial gardens

potted plants

potted plants

sunflowers for winter birdseed

sunflowers for winter birdseed


Wednesday, August 5, 2015

DHF Family is Expanding!

Mr T -(left) and Leo

Mr T -(left) and Leo

We'd like to extend a huge WELCOME to Sicilia Farms who recently joined the ever growing DHF family. The Sicilia's now have Chase Tavern Mr T, a tremendous 1/2 Accoyo herdsire standing on their farm in Mullica Hill, NJ. As recent newcomers to the alpaca community, Antonio and Serenella have jumped in with a big splash, acquiring Accoyo and Snowmass girls from our showstring and Mr T to raise the bar even higher. We are thrilled to embrace them into our family and look forward to many years of friendship. Thank you Sicilia Farms!
Handing over Mr T and Leo to their new family

Handing over Mr T and Leo to their new family

Sicilia Family

Sicilia Family

Kiara and Dominick looking over their new addition's show ribbons

Kiara and Dominick looking over their new addition's show ribbons

Sicilia Farms herd

Sicilia Farms herd


Saturday, August 1, 2015

DHF Going Global!

Our fleeces at the Little Creek Farm collection site

Our fleeces at the Little Creek Farm collection site

For the first time, we are participating in the Alpaca Coalition of America's National Fleece Collection Initiative. For this project, farms from all over the country send skirted blanket fleeces of different grades and colors to various collection sites. Collection sites are scattered throughout every region. Once collected, all the fleeces will be graded and sorted. This year at Little Creek Farm, Winnie Labrecque and an expert team will be sorting and grading. A summary report of each farm's submitted fleeces will be provided at no cost. When all fleeces have been evaluated,they will be baled and ready for US and International buyers who will negociate pricing, and purchase bulk fleece to fit their individual needs. In turn, each contributing farm will receive cash money for their fleeces depending on the final weight and grades of each color they submitted and the market price.

While we do process the majority of our fleeces into yarns and production of our own product line, we did select beautiful fleeces in every color to send to the coalition's efforts. We fully support the goals and mission of the Alpaca Coalition to show the world that American alpaca breeders can compete on a world-wide fiber market.
Feel free to contact us or Lynn Edens with questions regarding the National Fleece Collection.
piles of sorted and graded fleece

piles of sorted and graded fleece

securing fleece in the baler

securing fleece in the baler

A finished fleece bale!

A finished fleece bale!


Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Our Dancing Alpaca

We've discovered that horses are not the only dancing animals around here on Dancing Horse Farm. Meet Katrina, our dancing alpaca! That's right, dancing alpaca!. We often find her walking around on her hind 2 legs, mostly trying to eat leaves off overhanging trees. Regardless of her motive, Katrina is an elegant and gifted dancer, and a very cherished member of our alpaca herd : )

In the pictures with Katrina is Avani, looking on in disbelief....

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Meet Our New Foundation Female, Brandy

Brandy

Brandy

We'd like to start bragging about our newest addition to our elite foundation females, Pucara's Artic Legacy's Brandy. This girl is not only beautiful, she has extreme density on a very consistent beautifully structured fleece. And what genetics she has!! Her sire is Snowmass Artic Legacy XX (Snowmass Artic Wind/Snowmass Legacy Lace; now standing in Canada), and her dam is Tequila's Brandi (Hemingway). How could anyone possibly make that genetics powerhouse any better? Well, Brandy is currently breeding to TP Matrix Jubilee -who is in the TOP 1% EPD's in the country!! WOW!! We can't say enough about the potential of this girl and of her breeding on board. Welcome to the east coast, Brandy!
Snowmass Artic Legacy XX

Snowmass Artic Legacy XX


Wednesday, June 3, 2015

9th Annual FurFest SharkNado a Huge Success!

Taming the Shark

Taming the Shark

We just recovered from our 9th annual shearing festival, FurFest. Wheww! What a great time we had. Weather couldn't have been better, volunteers and shearers worked their tails off the entire day, but were rewarded with a big New York style "Sharknado" party. Oh, and who could forget the alpaca birth right in the middle of shearing; a special treat for everyone to see a newborn alpaca cria. For Sharknado, we had shark hats,SharkNado t-shirts for all and the open bar was stocked with Landshark beer, Harpoon beer, and of course Shipyard beer! And no SharkNado party would be complete without a mechanical shark wrestle!
We'd like to extend special thanks again to those who helped make our annual event a success and welcome everyone back again next year!
gathering fleece

gathering fleece

Sue and Max

Sue and Max

Shark-Dog

Shark-Dog

Mom and new baby

Mom and new baby


Saturday, March 21, 2015

First Day of, Spring?

down back

down back

ok, I hate to complain.. but...REALLY???????
girls on expedition

girls on expedition

Baby

Baby

more girls..

more girls..

our guard llama

our guard llama