A few of our favorite photos



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    Illustration

     

    A beautiful oil illustration of the females in a lower field along Highland Road.
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    Days Old

     

    Natasha
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    Olivia muching

     

    Olivia is all grown up now, but still a favorite.
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    The Great Leap

     

    An early thaw created this winter water opportunity
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    Guinea Hen

     

    The "farmer's watchdog", they are noisy, but eat deer ticks, slugs, snails, and other pests.
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    Fleece on fleece

     

    Note that one of the males has stolen the photographer's fleece jacket off the fence, and is wearing it.
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    Perdita

     

    Evening, with the moon rising.
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    Herding?

     

    The young alpacas often play games, mostly "chase" with the guinea fowl.
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    Pronking!

     

    That's the verb for a leaping alpaca, pronking. Friend Leda Bloomberg took this great shot.
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    Oxford

     

    A quick head-shake helps discourage flies
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    Brutus

    Flies?

    More summer head-shaking
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    A great head

     

    I love the dark coloration on this females head
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    Carmela

     

    Sheltered beneath a large willow tree on a hot afternoon
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    Delight and cria

    Sunshade

    The ultimate motherly protection
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    Troy

     

    Alpacas love hills, rocks, climbing, and other things that remind them of their South American mountain home.
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    Leaf magnet

     

    Really fine fleece has it's disadvantages in the fall.
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    Upper field

    Storms looming

    I love mowing the upper pasture for the views, and often take my camera along
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    Friends

     

    Mom Luisa with two crias. The one on the right is hers. Single births are the usual. Twins rare, and it's not usually a good outcome.
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    Steve & Aurora

     

    Steve finds a friend in the field.
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    Dewey in the hay

     

    Our yellow lab Dewey climbs to the top of the haystack. The dark wood at the top of the photo is the barn roof!
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    Guinea

     

    As I said, watchdog!
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    What?

    Steve playing possum

    The youngsters couldn't understand what was going on. They are very curious about anything unusual in their field.
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    Crias 2010

    Monarch and Sunlights 2010 crias

    Two of the crias from 2010
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    Fall drive

    Wonderful maples

    Always a beautiful sight in the fall, we planted this allée in 2000, the year after we moved in.