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10 Entrepreneurial Concepts to Live By

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

While browsing the Internet this morning I stumbled across a great list that really rings true in our neck of the woods. Over the years as we have ventured into different agricultural businesses and industries, the same general ideas and attitudes are needed...

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...

Video: How to Make Tea with Loose Herbs!

Blog: Golden Touch Alpaca Farm   -   Wednesday April 01, 2009   -   By Shelley

  I stumbled across this video recently and I think it is wonderful! Over the last years our kids have turned us onto making tea with loose herbs and we will never go back to buying bagged tea again. It is cheaper, better tasting, and there are a ton of...

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...

TED Talks: Mark Bittman - The problem with what we...

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

When  you have a free moment ( 21 minute run time ) be sure to check out this interesting take on the current state of our Food and our Environment. You can find more information on Mark Bittman here or head to TED Talks to watch more interesting...

Field Trip to the Zoo!

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

The Weather has been great in New England this week and I figured it would be a great time to sneak away for a field trip with my new Grand Daughter. Our Farm Vet and Good Friend Peter Brewer owns Southwick Zoo of Menden, MA and a few weeks ago he called 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...

We have a new Grand Daughter!

Blog: Golden Touch Alpaca Farm   -   Friday January 23, 2009   -   By Shelley

    After the year we had in 2008, as a family, as an Alpaca Farmer, as a business owner, and as a Mom, a Wife, now a Grandmother, and a person, I didn't think 2009 could get any more wild but then you take something like the miracle of birth and...

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...

Holiday Shopping at Golden Touch Naturals

Blog: Golden Touch Alpaca Farm   -   Tuesday December 09, 2008   -   By Shelley

  Our Online Farm Store is up and running and accepting orders for the holiday season. To ensure you get your items in time please place all orders by Dec. 17th. We carry Alpaca Clothing and Accessories, All Natural Soaps and Body Care, Organic Teas,...

GTF's Alpacas - First Day Out of the Barnyard

Blog: Golden Touch Alpaca Farm   -   Friday December 05, 2008   -   By Shelley

I don't have much time to sit and chat as we are getting ready for a Holiday Event in our town tomorrow. I just wanted to take a quick second and post one of my favorite videos of our Alpacas. Each winter we move most of our herd off of the fields to...

Cold and Rainy on the Alpaca Farm

Blog: Golden Touch Alpaca Farm   -   Monday December 01, 2008   -   By Shelley

As a farmer you learn quickly not to complain about the Weather as it is just one of those things. I must admit though that there is nothing worse than the combination of Cold and Wet, it really can put you in a bad mood right at the start of the day. Today is...

Thanksgiving on the Alpaca Farm

Blog: Golden Touch Alpaca Farm   -   Wednesday November 26, 2008   -   By Shelley

We are posting this now because we won't have a chance tomorrow with the whirlwind that is our Thanksgiving tradition. Each year we invite family and friends over to our farm and cook up a massive meal and enjoy each others company. This year we will be...

Localharvest.org Exclusive Holiday Offer from Gold...

Blog: Golden Touch Alpaca Farm   -   Monday November 24, 2008   -   By Shelley

Everyone here at Golden Touch Farm is happy to announce that we are running a Local Harvest exclusive special at our online farm store Golden Touch Naturals .    Our Alpaca Survival Socks are by far our best seller and loved by all that have...

Golden Touch Alpaca Thanksgiving

Blog: Golden Touch Alpaca Farm   -   Saturday November 22, 2008   -   By Shelley

Here at Golden Touch Farm we have so much to be thankful for, but in the spirit of this blog it is hard looking passed the beautiful cria we have been blessed with this year. 9 in total, 6 girls and 3 boys. That in itself is just amazing, as last year we...

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...

Westport Rivers Vineyard Holiday Open House - Nov....

Blog: Golden Touch Alpaca Farm   -   Wednesday November 19, 2008   -   By Shelley

Golden Touch Farm is happy to announce that we will be attending this year's Westport Rivers Vineyard Holiday Open House as a vendor as well as having our alpacas on display for the day. Come out and meet our precious animals, browse our alpaca clothing and...

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...

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