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How to Make an Alpaca Fiber Male!

#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.

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You won't find Hobbiness in Wikipedia!

Hobbiness, noun, a combination of “Hobby and Business.” Fiction. The word Hobbiness is not in the dictionary. This concept cannot exist in reality.

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Pachallina at Long Acres Alpaca Farm

Pachallina is the retail shop for Long Acres Alpaca Farm. Clothing and Home Furnishings made from natural fibres made in USA or through Fair Trade using eco-friendly manufacture practices.

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Does Our Alpaca Show Entry Reflect an Accurate Image of our Alpaca Business 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, but rather they buy it according to a staple length that falls within a certain range, often referred to as woolen or worsted.

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More Alpaca for your Lincoln!

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.

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

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!

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We Did It Again...AirBnB Superhost!!!

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

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Stocking up the Cupboards for the BIG SNOWSTORM--Stella!

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.

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“It’s hard to stay at the top of the game.”

So was the recent text I read on my iPhone. I must of read it a half dozen times, trying to make sense of it. I was in a conversation, texting about...

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Only two weekends left to SHOP Pachallina!

Our storefront in downtown Mercersburg relocated when the building sold and is under new management. So as we close that door, literally, we are excited to open another.

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