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Wide Sky Ranch: A Santa Fe Alpaca Farm

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Thursday, October 5, 2017

Summer is Over so Now It's Balloon Fest in Albuquerque

Resting after breakfast with mom.

Resting after breakfast with mom.

Regardless what time of the year it is, there's always lots going on at Wide Sky Ranch. Lalique gave birth in August to Charlie Brown, her 9th birth over her 13 years. Clementine is so very happy to have a playmate in the pasture! He loves to run like the wind, kicking up his hind legs. And is he gaining weight like mad now that he is eating hay as well as still nursing. It won't be long until he is heavier than Clementine. Tomorrow he will receiving his cria hair cut which will take down his blanket hair on his back, sides, and neck. Often this fiber is damaged while the baby is in the womb so we remove it to allow the healthy hair to grow.

In just two weeks the local Farmers Market will close, but we will continue with sales at other events plus in our ranch studio. Christmas is closing in on us so my knitting needles are quite busy.

The Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta, only an hour away, is October 7th-15th. Drawing over 30,000 people from over the world, we expect hotels from Albuquerque to Santa Fe to be at capasity. Take a break from this first class attraction by visiting our ranch. Just call us and make a reservation for a complimentary ranch.
Sunning with mom while Clementine looks on.

Sunning with mom while Clementine looks on.