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Growing Potential in Central MA

Blog: Hames & Axle Farm   -   Wednesday December 01, 2010   -   By Pat

I just wanted to let you all know about a new project in the works in North Central Massachusetts. Called the North Country Sustainability Center, Inc. if we reach our goal we will operate a sustainable ag/arts/economic development center for everyone to use....

New Alpaca Photos Up!

Blog: Golden Touch Alpaca Farm   -   Friday June 26, 2009   -   By Shelley

It has been raining non stop for 3 weeks not but today in between the passing showers we managed to snap some quick photos of the Alpaca Girls out in the field enjoying some grass.    We also managed to capture our newest addition to the herd, a...

New HD Video: Summing up our summer so far: Cold, ...

Blog: Golden Touch Alpaca Farm   -   Tuesday June 23, 2009   -   By Shelley

We have been tremendously busy this summer (if you can even refer to it as that) so you will have to excuse the lack of video posts. Although we haven't been posting we certainly have been capturing tons of great footage, it is just a matter of getting the...

Hatching Chicks!

Blog: Golden Touch Alpaca Farm   -   Tuesday May 19, 2009   -   By Shelley

A few days ago the Chickens started hatching in the incubator and we now have 13 little chicks! There are some Silkies and the rest are Rhode Island Reds. We have had chickens for the last year and a half and absolutely love having Fresh Eggs each morning. Our...

HD Video: Hummingbird Sneak Peak!

Blog: Golden Touch Alpaca Farm   -   Monday May 11, 2009   -   By Shelley

We hope you all had a wonderful weekend and a great Mother's Day! It was nice to finally see the sun, for the last 6 days New England has been grey and dreary, very tough on the motivation.  The early arrival hummingbirds were happy to see the sun as...

UN's International Year of Natural Fibers 2009 Mar...

Blog: Golden Touch Alpaca Farm   -   Monday May 04, 2009   -   By Shelley

      As you might have already known 2009 has been declared The International Year of Natural Fibers by the United Nations to help promote the production of textiles using Natural Fibers. They sent out an email blast this morning releasing...

First Hummingbird siting of 2009!

Blog: Golden Touch Alpaca Farm   -   Monday April 27, 2009   -   By Shelley

Our first Hummingbirds of the season were spotted this morning! They are right on schedule. Last year they arrived on April 30th, and the year before that April 27th.   Check out this amazingly small Hummingbird Nest we found at the end of 2007. We...

New HD Video: Lazy Spring Afternoon with the Alpac...

Blog: Golden Touch Alpaca Farm   -   Wednesday April 15, 2009   -   By Shelley

It was a gorgeous day out and the Girls and their cria were enjoying having a nice relaxing afternoon. We got some decent shots and figured it would be a good time to upload them as we haven't posted a new video in a few months.   Enjoy! More Videos to...

Getting the Garden Ready

Blog: Golden Touch Alpaca Farm   -   Monday April 13, 2009   -   By Shelley

Over the weekend we spent some time getting our Vegetable and Herb garden ready for the quickly approaching growing season. The garden is roughly 45ft x 20ft, with a total area of 800 sq ft usable planting area (minusing the edging and pathways). This will be...

U.S. Alpaca Fiber Industry - Ready to Pounce

Blog: Golden Touch Alpaca Farm   -   Monday April 06, 2009   -   By Shelley

Both Chris and I also run the New England Alpaca Fiber Pool - a service provider for alpaca farms across the United States to gain access to commercial sized manufacturers and maximize the value of their raw fiber by turning it into finished products for...

Burrrr! Just when you thought Spring was Here

Blog: Golden Touch Alpaca Farm   -   Monday March 23, 2009   -   By Shelley

We were spoiled with a beautiful weekend and silly us, we expected it to stay like that! For a second there, I forgot we live in New England. As the saying goes, "If you don't like the Weather, just wait a minute." Unfortunately that holds true the...

When we aren't running the farm or business we lik...

Blog: Golden Touch Alpaca Farm   -   Thursday February 19, 2009   -   By Shelley

Sit back and enjoy the Weather. Since a very young age I can remember being an avid Weather lover, always mesmerized by the sheer force of Mother Nature. Luckily living in New England we are able to experience a wide spectrum of what Mother Nature has to...

Introducing our two new Jr. Herdsires!

Blog: Golden Touch Alpaca Farm   -   Wednesday February 04, 2009   -   By Shelley

  We are very excited to announce the addition of two brand new Jr. Herdsires to our alpaca herd, Black Tiger, and Asteroid's Kryptonite. We can't wait to get their genetics into our herd, stay tuned for more updates.   Here is the story of...

New Puppy on the Farm!

Blog: Golden Touch Alpaca Farm   -   Tuesday December 30, 2008   -   By Shelley

Now that the dust has settled a bit after Christmas I wanted to take a quick moment and post a video of the newest addition to our farm. In another life I bred show quality Golden Retrievers, I retired from the business a little over 10 years ago but our phone...

Some of our Alpacas Slideshow

Blog: Golden Touch Alpaca Farm   -   Friday December 12, 2008   -   By Shelley

Today I put together a little slideshow using Flickr to showcase some of our animals, as well as some of our new Cria that were born this year. Enjoy!     Flickr Slideshow Flickr.com is an amazing photo hosting/sharing site...

Christmas in Westport Village on Dec. 6th

Blog: Golden Touch Alpaca Farm   -   Wednesday December 03, 2008   -   By Shelley

We are happy to announce we will be set up as a vendor, along with bringing some Alpacas, Donkeys, and miniature baby doll sheep. If you are in the Westport, MA area this upcoming Saturday be sure to swing through The Grange on Main Rd (930 Main Rd. Westport,...

Alpaca's named to World's 25 Weirdest Animals

Blog: Golden Touch Alpaca Farm   -   Thursday November 20, 2008   -   By Shelley

A friend of the family sent us an email this morning saying she stumbled across a list of the world's 25 Weirdest Animals and she thought of us when Alpacas claimed the 15 spot on the list.     Nothing odd to us! Be sure to check out the rest of...

Co-Op America's Green Gift Guide is Out!

Blog: Golden Touch Alpaca Farm   -   Wednesday November 12, 2008   -   By Shelley

Co-Op America recently released their Green Gift Giving Guide and our Alpaca Farm store is featured in it.  Here is the info from their site:   "This holiday season we're making green gift giving easier—and helping you save money too. Our...

Getting Ready for the Holiday Season

Blog: Golden Touch Alpaca Farm   -   Tuesday November 11, 2008   -   By Shelley

Over the last year we have opened up our Farm Store, Golden Touch Naturals ( http://www.goldentouchnaturals.com ) and we are anxiously getting ready for the holiday shopping season. Our store is primarily online but we also have a Fiber Nook set up on the farm...

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