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Alpaca Owner Gift Giving Idea Book 2017

Posted on: Wednesday, November 15th, 2017 @ 11:46 am


WARNING:  The following is for adult audiences with a warped sense of humor! For the alpaca owner that is “hard to buy for,” we’re making it a bit easier this year (hopefully).  Here it is, the uncensored Alpaca Owner Gift Giving Idea Book 2017!  All of the products in the catalog have undergone extensive scrutiny in …

Do You Have Much Competition?

Posted on: Thursday, November 9th, 2017 @ 7:48 am

Triumph AOA

Is That an Emu? Can You Ride Them? Do They Spit? Remember those days when the top alpaca questions confused alpacas with emus, and everyone thought they spit?  “We’ve come a long way baby!”  As an industry, we have worked tirelessly to educate the public about alpacas.  As farmers, one of our favorite pastimes is to talk about alpacas …

How to Make an Alpaca Fiber Male!

Posted on: Sunday, October 15th, 2017 @ 8:02 pm

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#AlpacaFiberMalesForSale! Sometimes I’ll hear a comment that then triggers an idea to share with others, in hopes of spurring further thought and discussion and maybe, change in behavior. It’s isn’t a criticism, but rather a “why do we do that?” sort of thought.  Such was the case for this blog. I was looking to put …

You won’t find Hobbiness in Wikipedia!

Posted on: Friday, September 22nd, 2017 @ 7:51 am


Hobbiness, noun, a combination of “Hobby and Business.” Fiction. The word Hobbiness is not in the dictionary.  This concept cannot exist in reality. In other words, your craft cannot be both a Hobby and a Business.  You must decide whether you want to pursue a vocation as either a hobby or business, and this is the first concept that I advise people to choose when …

Does Our Alpaca Show Entry Reflect an Accurate Image of our Alpaca Business Model?

Posted on: Friday, August 25th, 2017 @ 9:08 am


Making Sure You Enter a Class that Meets Your Needs According to Your Business (or Hobby) Model! A revelation came to me when I participated in the Sorting Grading Classing (SGC) Workshop offered through SUNY College.  Commercial Fiber buyers do not expect to purchase fiber lots where all of the staples are the EXACT length, …

More Alpaca for your Lincoln!

Posted on: Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017 @ 6:11 am

Thoughtful alpacas

If a buck can get you a bang, can a Lincoln get you an alpaca?   It can at Long Acres Alpaca Farm. We’ve redone our Farm Tour!  New and improved…bigger and better…you get the picture.  Or you will once you stop by and tour our farm.  Farm tours are every Monday, beginning with the Sunday of Daylight Savings …

Q: What do the Solar Eclipse and Pachallina have in common?

Posted on: Tuesday, August 15th, 2017 @ 1:07 pm

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A: They’re both set to kick off very soon in 2017!!!! Pachallina will be reopening this Fall, 2017!  We had to relocate two years ago and after much thought, we will now be located in The Guest House at LAAF!  Everything will be in one convenient location.  During our transition, The Guest House will be …

We Did It Again…AirBnB Superhost!!!

Posted on: Thursday, July 6th, 2017 @ 11:15 am

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Once again, The Guest House at LAAF has obtained SUPERHOST status!  Superhost status is evaluated quarterly and is awarded to AirBnB hosts that meet the following requirements Hosted at least 10 trips in the past year. Maintained a 90% response rate or higher. Received a 5-star review at least 80% of the time you’ve been reviewed, …

Stocking up the Cupboards for the BIG SNOWSTORM–Stella!

Posted on: Wednesday, March 15th, 2017 @ 5:46 pm

Final third cut

There is a comic where a farm family stopped “dead in their tracks” when the weather came on…so it is when you live on a farm and especially if you raise livestock.  In the summer, we are forever watching the sky because of the threat of rain on our tedded hay and in the winter, it’s good …