New Challenge

I am “sneaking” on to share how proud I am of Andrea and her willingness to try something new.

After a lot of rain and the weather turning colder, we decided that Allan would take Andrea to her “away” soccer game and the rest of us stay home.  Andrea’s team played 9 players with no trained goalies against a team with 11 on the field (and 5 substitutes) for the entire game.

At half time, the first goalie sub was cold and tired, and coach told Andrea to replace her.  Andrea has never played that position, has never even wore goalie gloves, but she went and tried her best.

Unfortunately, we forgot to send my camera with Allan, but he was still able to use his phone some….

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Great job Andrea, we are very proud of you!

Curing Fiber

I learned how to cure alpaca fiber.  I had fun experimenting. Now I want to learn how to put sparkles in the fiber.

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You will need:

  • 4 cup water
  • 1 tsp citric acid
  • 2 1/2 cup washed fiber
  • 1 pkg kool-aid (or more depending on color)

Steam water (don’t boil!), pour in kool-aid and citric acid and stir. Place fiber in push down and simmer for 30 min or till water is clear. Strain, DO NOT PUSH DOWN!– you do not want to felt it. Let dry on rack.


Today’s guest speaker is Megan.

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Translation, if needed 🙂

Today we went to the park and played with kites. It was a lot of fun!

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FeedingLuke is a baby alpaca. He is five days old. The first day, we thought he was eating but he wasn’t.

On Saturday he looked sick, so the neighbors took him to the vets. They said it looked funny because everyone brought in their dogs and their cats, and put them on their laps. The neighbors came in, holding an alpaca and put him on their lap!

The vet said that Luke wasn’t eating and might have something called “dumb foal”. I don’t understand what that means, but we plan to research it and learn what it is.

So right now, we are bottle feeding him.  We are trying to have him nurse from his momma too.  He is not exactly acting like other newborn alpacas, but he is acting a lot better than he did.






P.S  Luke started to have more seizures and got really sick.  He went to the vets but did not come home.