Sunday, September 29, 2013

Wonderful National Alpaca Farm Days

It started out foggy and chilly but now it is a beautiful Sunday. Blue skies and comfortable temperatures have brought out visitors. One group was from Yale. They are biology students in their second year and they are all from China. Our son is getting married at the end of October in China, so we are going for 3 weeks. We are so excited. It was fun finding out what part of China each of the students are from. They said that Chinese people see alpacas in zoos and love them! Of course! Alpacas are the softest, sweetest animals. Come and fall in love with them at Summer Brook Valley Farm, 132 Margarite Rd. Extension, Middletown, CT.

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Oh, my,my,my

Have you ever gone through a time when everything that you needed to get done was unusually hard to do? That is the way it has been for the farm.

September is the time to get as much Second-Cut hay as possible, hopefully for the whole year. The first stage of this process for us always is renting a 24 foot truck and bringing 2 truckloads from Vermont to our CT farm. That went fairly smoothly, except that it rained, making loading and unloading a little tricky because you have to back up to barns as close as possible.

After explaining to the VT farmer that we were short of what we needed last year, he offered to drop 75 more bales for us at an alpaca farm in MA. Great! My husband took off in our recently purchased used truck and our alpaca trailer to pick up the hay in MA. I had to stay home because of visitors to the farm. Welllll, the visitors didn't show up and Len broke down in Northampton. It took 2 weeks to get the truck fixed. We finally got the 75 bales but no help to load it. Ugh. Whatever else is coming this month, I am holding my breath!

Friday, September 27, 2013

I am Back

I cannot believe that I have not posted at all in 2013.  I guess life got the better of me.

This weekend is the Durham Fair, the Big E, and National Alpaca Farm Days. If you wanted a smaller, less crowded and more intimate experience, visit our farm in Middletown, Ct. 860-346-7232.

NATIONAL ALPACA FARM DAYS, Saturday and Sunday, September 28-29, 2013. Alpaca farms all across America will once again welcome visitors of all ages to meet the alpacas and learn about the alpaca lifestyle. Even if you aren't interested in raising alpacas, National Alpaca Farm Days is a great way to spend the day out in the fresh air with the entire family.