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Sunday, 6 January 2013

On the Alpaca Farm


It's been lovely on the farm.  I work at the table, occasionally putting my head up to see the view:

The view from the alpaca farm north towards the estuary

West.

The alpacas keep me company.



Alpaca fuzzy face.
 And then in the evenings...




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  1. A really inspiring place. I could get lost in a view like that.

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  2. Oh lovely views and I love alpacas. Such sweet gentle animals.

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  3. I could force myself to live with a view like that! I love big skies. Alpacas may be gentle but I wouldn't want to upset one. I know of a rather tetchy one that used to project the acidic and foul smelling contents of its stomach at people apparently at random.

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    1. Yes Geeb. James has recently helped to shear this lot. He got his fair share of smelly vommitty spit directed his way. They were not amused.

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  4. Oh my what a stunning sky. And what a stunning view! Great photos.

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  5. Yep, lovely inspiring views, and the ever-changing skies... I'm back up there tomorrow.

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  6. You should have that alpaca close up as your header

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  7. Yes John... and change the name to 'The Last Visible Alpaca'? Heh.

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  8. Oh, beautiful!! LOOOVE the view!

    But don't alpaca have funny faces, bless them? LOL!

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    1. Jay - the view was very windy yesterday! I thought the house would fall over.
      That particular one always wants to sniff the camera in case it will open up and spill out alpaca food.

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  9. Hi Katherine! Is that bay black a Suri? Do you spin their fiber? My brother in law is down east of the Coramandel peninsula...forget the name of the town... Sherry

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  10. I have so much to get caught up on with your posts............
    glad to be visiting your part of the world again :)

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  11. Sherry - The word Suri sounds familiar Spinners End... They belong to friends, so I don't know, sorry. I have tried to spin the wool but it was very slow going, even mixed with sheep's wool. Maybe I didn't persist long enough.

    Violet - nice to see you. Welcome back!

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  12. Lovely photos! I love close-ups..that hairy snout reminds me of my great-grandmother...

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    1. Hahahaha! Do you really remember your great grandmother Jules!?

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