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We have always been animal lovers and at one point had four dogs. Our much beloved Lucky died at 12 years of age. It was heart breaking to see him decline.. Lucy had died of cancer a short time before.. Lady our wonderful pet that came with us from NY was the next to go. I carried her in and out for several weeks. Then the last of our original four, Gussie who was 17 when she passed. All of our pets are rescue animals, mostly strays that find their way here. The hardest thing I have ever had to do was to take the last ride to the vet with them. All are burried out front.
We now have our Duke who came to us as a stray just 3 weeks after Lucky passed away. He has three cats for his companions and all get along fine.. Each of our cats is unique in some way, Emmie a long hair calico, Missy Paws a polydacty, and Jasper a long hair Siamese.
It is with sadness that I report that we no longer have peacocks. A few nights ago while I was doing evening dishes I noticed two stray dogs out of the kitchen window. Duke did not seem to pay them any attention, so I didn't either. The next morning when we went out to feed, our long time peacock friend was dead. It was obvious something had gotten into his cage and killed him. I assumed it was the stray dogs I had seen earlier. Rest in peace, you will be missed.
Joe's bee hive also met its demise this summer. We are not sure why, but they and their honey will be missed. This has been a hard summer for us with not enough rain for the garden, therefore not a good crop, no hay due to the drought and the loss of animal friends
This is some of the yarn from our alpacas. We have for sale raw fleece either a whole one in a kitchen size garbage bag, or stuffed full gallon size bag. We also have roving, which is a step before yarn at the mill. Most hand spinners prefer this and a lot of people like it to stuff hand made things with. Of course lots of yarn in many colors from black to white and everything inbetween. My personal favorite is dark brown sometimes used with a fawn color. Each skien is two ply and some in sport weight, but most in a fingering weight that is very light weight for the SC climate. Each comes with a picture of the animal it is from, or a group picture if from a farm blend.
At a recenty open house a lady bought some raw fleece for a friend but asked me to stuff her bag as she was "highly allergic to wool and did not have her meds with her". Of course I was happy to do so. She came by a few days later and said that when she got home.she took it and played with it, rubbing it on her face with no allergic reaction. She came back to buy more. I guess it is really true that alpaca is very hypo-allergenic.