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Just Another Day on the Farm

Blog: Sweet Harmony Farm   -   Thursday January 12, 2012   -   By Mona

This morning I headed down to the barn like I normally do.  So strange, this winter.  It’s been warm, many days into the high 40’s.  Aside from the freak October snowstorm , we really haven’t gotten any snow.  The ground is generally hard...

Back Online

Blog: Sweet Harmony Farm   -   Sunday November 06, 2011   -   By Mona

Needless to say, last weekend we received well over a foot of snow and lost power for several days............. Our shearer had come by early Saturday morning to help us trim the alpacas’ toenails.  Dan held them and Jay trimmed.  Thank...

Early Autumn Snow

Blog: Sweet Harmony Farm   -   Friday October 28, 2011   -   By Mona

Late yesterday afternoon, I thought that Mother Nature was playing a trick on us.  The cold rain that had been falling all day quickly turned to heavy, wet snowflakes.  Our beautiful maple trees, leaves still ablaze with autumn reds and oranges,...

Alpaca Kisses

Blog: Sweet Harmony Farm   -   Monday October 24, 2011   -   By Mona

Mornings in the barn usually start off like this: :):):) Enjoy your day everyone!

Peace and quiet ..........

Blog: Sweet Harmony Farm   -   Saturday October 01, 2011   -   By Mona

I love it when everyone is getting along. :)

The Jealous Alpaca

Blog: Sweet Harmony Farm   -   Thursday September 29, 2011   -   By Mona

Any guesses who? We’ve had an interesting week on our farm.  After having fresh, green, second cut hay delivered a week before we had planned, the alpacas have refused to go out to graze.  Instead they’ve been hanging around the barn and...


Blog: Sweet Harmony Farm   -   Wednesday August 31, 2011   -   By Mona

I am happy to say our little farm is very fortunate and weathered tropical storm Irene just fine.  The winds did bring down some branches as well as some older trees at the back of our property.  A few power lines were down on our street, but...

Gone Swimming .................

Blog: Sweet Harmony Farm   -   Thursday August 04, 2011   -   By Mona

On these hot summer days, Dan sometimes drags out the kiddie pool for the alpacas.  First he'll hose down their legs and bellies.  Then he'll fill up the pool a little bit.  The past 2 summers, the boys weren't all that interested in the...

Guinness and the Alpaca Dance

Blog: Sweet Harmony Farm   -   Sunday July 24, 2011   -   By Mona

Guinness scared the daylights out of me the other day. It has been sooooooooo hot!  I realize it’s July, and that we’d had a very long winter, but temps hovering around 100 are just a bit much! We’ve been hosing down the alpacas every day in...

Name that weed!

Blog: Sweet Harmony Farm   -   Thursday June 30, 2011   -   By Mona

In the front part of our pasture, right by the tack room end of the barn, there is growing a rather odd looking weed.  The soil is very poor there, pretty much all clay, so not too much grass has grown, and there are always plenty of small...

And then there were eleven .............

Blog: Sweet Harmony Farm   -   Monday June 20, 2011   -   By Mona

Yesterday our little alpaca herd grew again, as 2 more alpaca boys joined us here on our farm.  Val came by and dropped off Cavalier and Eragon.  Both are considered modern gray in color, with Cavalier being a dark silver grey and Eragon a dark...

Pumpkin Planting is Done!

Blog: Bloom Where You're Planted Farm   -   Saturday June 18, 2011   -   By Teresa

As of yesterday, there are just 3 months left until opening day of the 7th season here at our southeast Nebraska pumpkin patch!  I can't believe how fast time can fly.  We've been very busy on the farm and finally got all our pumpkins, squash...

Pictures from Spring Cleaning Day

Blog: Sweet Harmony Farm   -   Tuesday May 24, 2011   -   By Mona

Camera snaffu is finally corrected!  [aka, I'm not all that fast at figuring out computer stuff] Here's a small pictorial from our Spring Cleaning Day . Poo Pile composting in progress [yes...

Spring Cleaning

Blog: Sweet Harmony Farm   -   Tuesday May 10, 2011   -   By Mona

(slight camera snaffu ~ pictures to follow) Spring cleaning on an alpaca farm is when we clean out the barn and paddock areas in preparation for shearing day.  We want the barn as clean as possible (well, it is a barn after all) so that the...

Really? Again!

Blog: Sweet Harmony Farm   -   Saturday April 23, 2011   -   By Mona

We woke up this morning to the Winter That Just Won’t End . Good thing I didn’t plant anything yesterday on Earth Day.


Blog: Sweet Harmony Farm   -   Thursday March 31, 2011   -   By Mona

The past few weeks have been mostly sunny days.  Most of the snow is gone.  Evenings are still below freezing so the ground is wet yet somewhat solid.  The alpacas have been running around the pasture, so happy not to be cooped up in...

More Mouse Tales

Blog: Sweet Harmony Farm   -   Friday March 11, 2011   -   By Mona

It was foggy and drizzly when we walked down to the barn last night.  No stars were out.  The path to the barn is mud and large puddles.  The snow banks are really going down but there’s still plenty of snow.  The paddock is mud, mud, and...

Mud Season

Blog: Sweet Harmony Farm   -   Wednesday March 09, 2011   -   By Mona

There is a fifth season that is never mentioned scientifically, but it’s definitely talked about extensively here in New England.  It’s Mud season.  Mud season is that transition time during the melting snows of late winter and the not yet totally...


Sunny Days of Winter

Blog: Sweet Harmony Farm   -   Thursday February 17, 2011   -   By Mona

For several days now, we haven’t had any snow.  Some days are still rather cold, but things have been warming up a little bit.  And sunshine!  Even on cold and windy days the sun is melting snow.  Water is pouring down off the roofs and...

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