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Welcome to Country Lakes Alpacas and Farm Store!

Blog: Country Lakes Alpacas   -   Saturday May 03, 2014   -   By Betty

Welcome to our farm! We are a family run alpaca farm in Lawton, Michigan, home to 18 beautiful, curious alpacas. In 2004 I thought it would be a great idea to "grow my own sweaters" and alpacas were an interesting idea.  Fast forward 10 years...

The Fiber Twelve Days of Christmas

Blog: Sweet Harmony Farm   -   Tuesday December 24, 2013   -   By Mona

once again, it's time for our annual song ................... On the twelfth day of Stitch-mas, my true love gave to me: Twelve knitters knitting Eleven cones a’ winding Ten orders shipping Nine rugs a’...

For Lisa and Val

Blog: Sweet Harmony Farm   -   Friday August 02, 2013   -   By Mona

The camera is working again!  Definitely operator error folks, so we'll just leave it at that.  :) In honor of the camera finally working, the first picture is for you, Lisa!  Here in front is Desi in full fleece, just before shearing...

The Ultimate Fleece-washing Adventure

Blog: Sweet Harmony Farm   -   Thursday October 25, 2012   -   By Mona

My usual routine for washing fleece has been to:  pick open the fleece by hand, pull out any large bits of VM [that’s vegetable matter for you non-fiber folks, i.e. bits of hay, straw, seedheads, grass, weeds, etc.], shake that handful, stuff said...

Custom Fleece Jacket-Fleece Pullover Giveaway 1

Blog: Mohawk Valley Trading Company - Honey - Maple Syrup - Beeswax Candles   -   Monday July 09, 2012   -   By Betty

In our effort to support and promote sustainable agriculture, local, small and family owned farms and other local food sources; we asked our friends at Crooked Brook to sponsor Custom Fleece Jacket-Fleece Pullover Giveaway 1 with the name of the winner’s...

Over 90 Alpacas Get Naked

Blog: Alpaca Farmgirl   -   Friday April 06, 2012   -   By Katy

  White alpacas get shorn first Shearing alpacas kept us busy on St. Patrick’s Day at Fairhope Alpacas with 92 alpacas to shear. Shearing day is about working hard and working together towards a common goal. Me and Jim -...

February

Blog: Sweet Harmony Farm   -   Monday February 27, 2012   -   By Mona

This winter continues to be warm and weird.  Most nights are still well below freezing but the days are still rather mild for New Hampshire.   We’ve hardly received any snow.   It’s the middle of February and we can see the grass and...

Winter is here, and came with a bang!

Blog: Pine Needle Farm   -   Saturday November 26, 2011   -   By Ann

    Winter is here, and it sure came in fast!  We got 16 inches of snow in about 12 hours.  Spent two days digging out, then got 9 more inches!  Thank heavens most of it melted this last week, down to 5 inches.  Friday...

Creating with Alpaca Fiber

Blog: Sweet Harmony Farm   -   Wednesday September 07, 2011   -   By Mona

We had a really, really nice summer here in our little corner of the US.  Most days I was able to enjoy utilizing my outside Fiber Studio.   This is my outside Fiber Studio: I, sitting in my backyard in my trusty...

Sweet Harmony's Copper Moon

Blog: Sweet Harmony Farm   -   Saturday May 28, 2011   -   By Mona

This morning the Universe shined on us.  Just as if she’d read the manual, our beautiful Alana once again had a textbook perfect delivery.  And once again, that healthy little cria is a very strong baby boy cria!  Yeah, another boy!  ...

And Happy New Year 2011

Blog: Sweet Harmony Farm   -   Sunday January 02, 2011   -   By Mona

I had a wonderful end to last year / start to the New Year on Friday morning ~ I went to Sallie’s Fen Fibers to pick up another batch of my yarn!   I had this yarn done in a twist.  There’s a ply of white yarn, courtesy of Bo Jangles, and...

Growing the Herd

Blog: Sweet Harmony Farm   -   Thursday October 21, 2010   -   By Mona

Next weekend, our little farm will be growing.  Our cria from last year, Henry  (Hank), will be coming home to our farm to live!  We thought it best to bring home his buddy, so another little guy named Earth, Wind, and Fire (Earth for short) is...

Got Yarn?

Blog: Sweet Harmony Farm   -   Monday October 18, 2010   -   By Mona

Every alpaca owner follows this annual cycle.  An alpaca is born on or brought home to the farm.  It is cared for by feeding hay, minerals, and usually pellets, water buckets are cleaned, emptied, scrubbed, and re-filled, given pasture to graze on,...

Support Your Local Farmers

Blog: Sweet Harmony Farm   -   Friday October 08, 2010   -   By Mona

Sometimes, a sign says it all.  We strongly believe in the 'Buy Local' movement.  Just call us locavores!  Locally grown food is by far fresher than any produce found in a grocery store, and therefore much tastier.  To me...

Shearing Day - Part II

Blog: Sweet Harmony Farm   -   Monday May 03, 2010   -   By Mona

This past Thursday was our first shearing day here on our little farm.  We have agisted our alpacas for about 2 years so we are familiar with the whole shearing process, and our shearer has sheared our alpacas in the past, but everything is different...

Shearing Day - Part I

Blog: Sweet Harmony Farm   -   Friday April 30, 2010   -   By Mona

Well this is certainly not my nor Dan's favorite picture of ourselves, but look at Bo Jangles!  Doesn't he look fantastic! I would have loved to have presented a 'before' picture, but as you can imagine Bo Jangles was not exactly in the...

Stupid! But True Story

Blog: Breeze Hill Farm   -   Friday April 30, 2010   -   By MaLinda

As you all know, Saturday we went to a Chicken Swap. What I didn’t mention was one pretty stupid thing that happened while we were there. Included in this Swap were all livestock..bunnies, goats, etc. One of the “so called” goat farmers in our area...

A Warm Spring Day

Blog: Sweet Harmony Farm   -   Thursday April 08, 2010   -   By Mona

I would love to have all summer days just like yesterday - mid 80’s with lots of sun and a gloriously strong warm breeze.  Stella has been chasing butterflies, running like a puppy on too-long legs.  When she gets hot she finds a cool spot in...

Day to skirt

Blog: Dolce Farm and Orchards   -   Thursday March 04, 2010   -   By Annie

The rain has stopped, the sun is out - slight breeze twirls about. I step outside and start setting up my skirting "table" - a screen with a wooden frame that my husband made -, grab two saw horses, open them up and proceed to place the screen over...

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