Cayuga Ducklings

My Cayuga ducklings arrived last night. A big shout out to the ladies at the Beaver Dam Post Office for staying until I could arrive to pick them up!

They are the cutest little things and do everything as a group . . . eat, drink and sleep! Apart from one almost choking, they are all doing fine. Thank goodness for a husband who keeps his head in a crisis and knows what to do!

At three days old they’re already very independent. I’m enjoying watching them and am looking forward to their first swim! Enjoy the following cuteness!


Living Alpaca Loca,

Trees and Fences and a Cat named Boris

We’ve been busy outside while the weather has been nice planting trees. Three cherry trees and two apple trees in what will be my fruit and vegetable garden and ten maple trees lining the driveway. They all look like sticks right now, but after two or three years they should be looking like quite something!

Brian also ordered three raised garden beds for me. Once they’ve arrived and are built, installed and filled with dirt, I’ll share pictures.

We also adopted a cat from the Juneau Humane Society. He was adopted out as a barn cat because apparently he sprayed in the house. He’s the sweetest thing and is getting along well with our bunny “MooMoo”. Marge, the cat we inherited, isn’t quite sure about the goings on in the barn, but she seems to be getting used to the change . . . and the wet food we put out for her every morning. There’s nothing like good food to bring an animal around to your way of thinking . . . well at least partially.

We went for a drive to visit our girls yesterday. It had been almost a month since we saw them due to the move. They are all well and of course, remembered us, or at least the carrots we brought for them. We are looking forward to shearing at the end of this month, breeding in June and then bringing them to the farm sometime towards the end of June, early July.

Life is good on the farm!

Living Alpaca Loca,

Not a Virtual Farm Any More!

We have moved onto our dream farm in the heart of Wisconsin! We closed on the property April 7th and have been busy unpacking and settling in. Unfortunately, we weren’t able to get our queen size beds up the steep, narrow stairs to the bedrooms, but that will be remedied when we remodel later this summer.

There are many things to take care of in house, but the most important thing on our to-do list is get the fencing done so that we can bring our Alpacas home by the end of June, early July. We are really looking forward to having them on the farm!

We did welcome a new addition to the barn. A Lionhead rabbit named “Marshmallow” – MooMoo for short. He’s adorable and makes the cutest little noises when I walk into his stall to feed, water and visit. He also loves to be petted! He’ll live in the barn until we get the fencing up around the chicken coop for the ducks, which are coming at the end of this month!

I’m also thinking vegetable garden and will be building raised beds along the south side of the shop this weekend. My cherry and apple trees have been shipped, so I’m looking forward to getting them planted up as well.

So much to do and enjoying it all!

Livin’ Alpaca Loca,