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Thursday, April 27, 2017

Update on SAND - Spinosa's AfterNoon Delight

Sand at 4 days with mom Delight

Sand at 4 days with mom Delight

SAND was born on 4-15-17. Weighting in at 15.4 pounds and I think she will be Bay Black or Dark Brown when shorn. She is the result of breeding Delight who is medium brown with a grey back ground and Spinosa who is black. Really nice girl with a beautiful head.
SAND at 12 days old

SAND at 12 days old


Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Meet Spice

Spice at 6 days old

Spice at 6 days old

Wow another girl. That's three in a row. Having said that I have probably just jinxed the rest of the year to boys. That's all I've had for the last 3 years. It took a few days to come up with a name for this high spirited and inquisitive little girl. Well really not so little she was born at 20.8 pounds. Her mom is Cosette and probably one of the smallest alpacas on the ranch and had one of the larger crias born here. She is full sister to Delgado who looked like he was a medium rose grey until we sheared him this year and he is actually a medium silver grey. I believe Spice will also be a medium silver grey. Her dam is Cosette and her sire is Spinosa.
Cosette and Spice

Cosette and Spice


Monday, April 17, 2017

Meet Afternoon Delight

Afternoon Delight - less than 1 hour old

Afternoon Delight - less than 1 hour old

What a wonderful delivery on the only non-rainy day this week. Arapaho Bisturi's Delight gave birth to Arapaho Spinosa's Afternoon Delight. Born around noon on 4-15-2017 at 15.4 pounds. She was a little cold at first but is up and playing with the other crias. She is less than an hour old in these pictures.
Afternoon Delight

Afternoon Delight

Delight with Afternoon Delight

Delight with Afternoon Delight


Thursday, January 26, 2017

Meet Asia

Asia at 3 months

Asia at 3 months

Here is the much awaited first cria of the season. Asia has broken the boy pattern and hopefully has started the new phase of female crias. The last three year all the crias have been male. They have all been outstanding but you can only have so many studs. Asia is a medium rose gray female out of India and Vantaggio. She is very crimpy and very dense. I think we'll redo this breeding.
Asia 3 days old with mom India

Asia 3 days old with mom India


Monday, September 26, 2016

Lambtown 2016

Come visit us at Lambtown in Dixon next weekend October 1 and 2, 2016. It's a wonderful fiber festival at the Dixon May Fairgrounds. Looks like lots of vendors this year.

Monday, September 26, 2016

2016 National Alpaca Farm Days

Calif Dreamin with True making friends

Calif Dreamin with True making friends

What a wonderful day. We had over 600 visitors. They were able to walk through the pastures and visit with the alpacas. We were giving talks and Steve and Lin from Lassen View Alpacas were here to help and talk alpacas to the attendees. Fiber Artist were demonstrating spinning, weaving, carding and bobbin lace. Hot dogs, chips and water were available as well as wine tasting for the adults with a big thanks to my neighbor Matson's Vineyard. We had a Kid's of all ages activity area where you could learn to make fiber ball, color an alpaca face mask. The alpacas were fat and happy after all the pellets they got all day long. In all it was a great day. If you missed it put it on your calendar the LAST Saturday in September 30th 2017.
Delgado the fan favorite

Delgado the fan favorite

Pearl is so gentle.

Pearl is so gentle.

Fun in the pasture

Fun in the pasture

Spinning Demonstration

Spinning Demonstration


Saturday, September 24, 2016

National Alpaca Farm Days

Pearl getting a few pellets

Pearl getting a few pellets

Saturday September 24, 2016 Come Join Us

It's Fun and it's FREE!

Join us for our 6th annual open house on National Alpaca Farm Days. We are joining alpaca ranchers across the US and Canada opening our ranch so you can meet the alpacas face to face. Walk through our pastures and experience the gentle nature of our alpacas.
Bring your camera to take pictures with the alpacas. Learn about the alpaca and the life style directly from your local alpaca ranchers. Watch demonstrations of spinning, weaving and other fiber activities.
Start your holiday shopping early in our boutique where you'll find alpaca apparel and products.
Bring your knitting or crocheting and join us for the afternoon.
Cali getting lots of attention

Cali getting lots of attention

Alpaca Talks

Alpaca Talks

Hot Dog's and Water

Hot Dog's and Water


Saturday, March 26, 2016

Open Farm Days- Shearing a day at the spa for alpacas

Kris Shearing

Kris Shearing

Join us on Saturday, March 26,2016 from 10 AM to 3 PM
Rain or Shine

LEARN about alpacas.
WATCH the annual harvest/shearing of their fiber.
SEE fiber artists processing the fiber.
SHOP in the boutique for alpaca products and gifts.
ASK about our SPRING ALPACA SALE
ENJOY a beautiful day in the country.

Where: Arapaho Rose Alpacas
10702 Arapaho Dr
Redding, CA

Diplomat BEFORE

Diplomat BEFORE

Diplomat AFTER

Diplomat AFTER

Gettin a new hair do

Gettin a new hair do


Saturday, December 5, 2015

Weave a Scarf Class

I want to thank Colleen for the great class on weaving a scarf. Fun was had by all and some beautiful scarves where created.

Friday, September 18, 2015

West Coast Alpaca Fleece Show 2015

Fleeces waiting to be judged

Fleeces waiting to be judged

This is the third time I have hosted a fleece show in my garage. It's also a great way to be sure the garage gets cleaned at least once a year. The good news is the fleece show was only a week before the Open Ranch and National Alpaca Farm days. This cleaning is a step in getting ready for that event.
Fleece room for West Coast Alpaca Show

Fleece room for West Coast Alpaca Show