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HD Video: Grand Central Bird Station

Blog: Golden Touch Alpaca Farm   -   Tuesday July 07, 2009   -   By Shelley

We posted a new video last night - enjoy a few minutes of the birds playing around at the feeders!     Grand Central Bird Station from goldentouchfarm on Vimeo .

Believe in Miracles - They do happen!

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

Friday started off as any typical day, morning chores where done so we decided with such beautiful weather we would take the boat out and do some fishing. We had a great day on the ocean and returned home around 4:00pm. As always when returning home from...

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...

N.E. Alpaca Fiber Pool in the News!

Blog: Golden Touch Alpaca Farm   -   Monday June 15, 2009   -   By Shelley

 picture from A New Fleece on Life | Herald News    Recently the Herald News came out to our mill in Fall River to do a story on our Fiber Processing business, The New England Alpaca Fiber Pool ( http://www.neafp.com ). For those of you who...

Great Video and Article on raising Alpacas!

Blog: Golden Touch Alpaca Farm   -   Monday June 01, 2009   -   By Shelley

Alpaca farm prepares for World Alpaca Conference - You can read the entire article here 

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...

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...

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