Monday, September 24, 2007

Never a dull moment

Here's a picture of what we've been up to... You'll recognize Trinity, but Cody (brown) was born a week ago yesterday and Alpine (White) was born last Friday. "The three musketeers" are fun to watch, and interestingly all three match their mother's color...

The sale of our house in Wyoming fell through and therefore the two alpacas we gave to the buyer's (Jack and Ko-chise) had to come home. Mike went up to Wyoming last week (via Salt Lake to visit his kids and new grandkids) cleaned up the house, picked up the two alpacas at the house and picked up Token and Fletcher, left there when we moved because she was too close to giving birth. So it was funny to read my last title (baby makes 26) cause suddenly now we have 30 alpacas, and 29 of them are here at the ranch... weird/exciting/scary... definitely interesting. Never a dull moment. SO.. anyone want to buy an alpaca?

Our Water problems have continued. Lately the house has been smelling of Sulfur again, not nearly as bad, but enough that we have been trying to figure out the problem at the well. Last week I had periods of no water at all, so when Mike got home from Wyoming he checked a little closer he found that the plumbing under the house had sprung about 8 leaks, most likely more than a month ago, and water had been filling the crawlspace as fast as it could flow for that whole time. We knew we were going to have to replace all the plumbing in the house, the sulfur had corroded the pipes so that they spring leaks when you touch them, we just hoped to hold out until the renovation of the house to do that work... Best laid plans! Oh well, Mike now has over half of the plumbing replaced, the half that was currently leaking and perhaps can hold out for a while. He thought the job might have been a LITTLE more fun had all his tools not been at Monica's house.

All this was going on while I was trying to make lunch for my Mother and some of her friends when they came to pick me up for this years Women of Faith conference in Denver. We spent the weekend there. If you have never been, it's just a great uplifting weekend. This is my second year. Mike stayed home (fixing plumbing and birthing alpacas) then I came home Sunday, he left to go up to my sister's (Monica's) house (finishing her basement). He'll be home Friday to help clean up before National Alpaca Ranch days that we are participating in this weekend. If you have nothing else to do, look up an alpaca ranch near you ( Never a dull moment.


  1. Jackie9:07 PM

    Jonathan says, "They're breeding like alpacas! Oh wait, they *are* alpacas. OK, they're breeding like rabbits!
    Benjamin says, "They're SO cute!" (OK what he really said was an unreproducable squeal - I'm translating to English.)
    Marc says, "Don't put them on a leash" (You really don't want to know)
    Jackie says, "We voted to change their names to Vanilla, Chocolate and Strawberry"

  2. Those cria are sooo cute. I don't know how you keep up with everything. I'm glad you and your mom got to go to that conference together. It sonds like a great experience.

  3. That's why houses are called "money pits". Gee, I'm so happy I'm bankrupt and don't have those problems. No, oh wait, never mind... ;-)


  4. TWENTY SIX !!
    When I was at your place back in Wyoming you only had 4 ! It wasn't even a year ago.
    Wow !
    The babies are so cute... Congratulations to "Mommy" and "Daddy".