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Wide Sky Ranch: A Santa Fe Alpaca Farm

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Monday, November 13, 2017

Autumn Has Arrived

Before

Before

Or has it?? Our temperatures have been in the 50's and today in the mid 60's. And we aren't complaining at all as now we have some extra time to tend to outdoor chores. Today my husband and I worked at removing tumbleweed aka Russian Thistle from the main girls pasture next to our large barn. Tumbleweeds were first seen in the States in 1877 in S. Dakota. Apparently transported in flax seed from Russia, they are a terrible weed we must deal with every year. Not only ugly, they have razor sharp thorns which hurt anyone who brushes against them and get into the alpaca fleece. We have removed them from the pastures by running them over with the bush hog behind the John Deere, but they still grow against our fences.

This fall I accepted a few custom knitting orders which I am now finishing up. The current one is 2 pairs of mittens from Wyatt's gorgeous fleece. Incredible, a real treat to knit. These are special mittens which have fleece knitted in them to keep the hands toasty warm. The fleece can't be seen very well from the outside, but is felt in the inside.

Almost all our soaps have been felted in anticipation for holiday sales. More can be learned about them in our Etsy shop, WideSkyRanch. Our newest scent, Charcoal Cedar, has proven to be quite popular with men. I love it, too!

Soon the shop will be decked out for the Christmas. If your travel plans take you to Santa Fe, we hope you will call us for a ranch tour. We love to take the John Deere out for those special photos of children behind the steering wheel.

Happy Thanksgiving.
After

After

Mom and baby

Mom and baby

Charlie Brown

Charlie Brown

Wyatt, now 2

Wyatt, now 2