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Thursday, April 28, 2016

Spring time at Outstanding Dreams Farm

Spring is in the air and what an exciting time of year it is!

We started early in March with halter training our Fall crias in preparation for their show debut at the MAPACA Jubilee. What a remarkable transformation has taken place from their start as "Bucking Broncos" to well behaved ladies and gentlemen at the show! It just takes patience and practice and any cria can be trained to walk on a lead and stand for examination. Of course some are easier than others, but with persistence they all eventually come around.

Spring is also show season. We attended two shows this year, the CABO Alpaca Celebration as well as the MAPACA Jubilee. We really enjoy attending these shows and spending time with our friends from the alpaca industry. Entering our animals in these shows allows us to see some of the best in the business and challenges us all to strive to produce better animals. We were very pleased with the results of our own animals and had a great time with our friends as well!

Shearing is now done for the year and it's time to focus on birthing and breeding season. We're expecting three new crias this Spring and have quite a few breedings lined up. Birthing season is always our favorite time of year filled with hope and anticipation for the next crop of youngsters to be born!

One more project this Spring is the expansion of our pasture area. We just started fencing in an additional three acre field to allow for rotation of our alpacas from field to field.

There's never a dull moment here at our farm and we wouldn't want it any other way!