|Posted by Northern Mystery Alpacas on November 8, 2017 at 1:35 AM||comments (0)|
After what has felt like months of kerfluffles with technical difficulties and retrieving our images from our previous image host, we now are back up and running with fully functioning images again, and newly updated pages.
We have been quite busy all summer, and leading into the fall post shearing. Roxcene delivered a stunning baby boy on July 4th, the day after her expected due date, which has pleased us immensely. It is entirely possible that we are a little bit biased, but we are really liking how Erasmus is turning out. He is a quick learner, and very easy going.
We had to say goodbye to a member of our herd, Akatiri. Though, not for unhappy reasons. She has moved to a new home closer to the city, where she can enjoy spending time with a lovely group of ladies and their babies, and can soak up all the attention she loves with her new family. We are ecstatic that she has found such an awesome home, and we wish her and her now owners nothing short of the best!
We have been busy adding on to our facilities here at the farm which has been all sorts of fun this fall. We added several new, automatic waterers to each of our paddocks, ensuring everyone now will get a constant supply of fresh, heated water year round (and we no longer have to fill, clean, and refill the giant trough year round. Yay!). It does, sadly, come with the downside in that Nero will no longer have his own personal "bath tub", but we're pretty sure the other boys aren't complaining. We do have a pool for him which will be re-instated once things stop freezing, so it won't be a complete loss.
For now though, everyone is still acclimatizing to the freshly cold weather, and hoping it won't be a terribly long winter.
|Posted by Northern Mystery Alpacas on June 22, 2017 at 5:35 PM||comments (0)|
Finally, after two weeks of shearing (and more than a little bit of waiting for the rain storms to subside) we are pleased to say that everyone is now tastefully naked and ready for summer (by everyone, we do mean the alpacas!).
Now that shearing is completed, the next hurdles we face are both breeding and birthing season. We're expecting two babies this season-- due any day now. Roxcene was bred to Bocelli last year, and she is coming up due on the 3rd of July. She is uncomfortably large these days, with knobby knees and what we are pretty sure is a nose, sticking out her sides and now pressing up under her tail. The other girl we are waiting on is Samantha, who was bred to Nero. She isn't due until the beginning of August.
In the interest of ensuring the girls and future babies get to make the most out of the summer growing season, we've chosen to breed a little earlier this year, aiming for late May/early June cria for next year. Bocelli has made his first set of rounds, covering Legacy, as well as Aurora and Zoya. We have a few more breedings to do this summer, but for the most part, we are just wringing our hands anxiously awaiting the arrival of this years cria.
|Posted by Northern Mystery Alpacas on September 16, 2016 at 5:35 PM||comments (0)|
As you can see, our site is sporting a slightly different look. Our web provider thought it was time to "gently" nudge us into the future, as such the site has recieved a much needed facelift to bring it up to its most current platform.
As a result, everything has been refurbished, and we have a host of new pages with new features now online. Animals pages now include multi-photo slide shows as well as some nifty, borderless tables featuring their information. Our "About Us" page has been updated into a new timeline format, and alpaca-related links have been added as well. New graphics, including a new header, as well as links to our new Facebook page have been put in place. We have updated our sales and stud list, so if you are at all interested in getting into alpacas through us, we have tried to make accessing this information and contacting us as easy as possible.
We hope you guys enjoy the changes and the new look, as we do have a few more minor updates to come. Keep an eye out here, subscribe, or like our Facebook page, as we will be keeping it up-to-date with all current and future site changes!