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Spring Shearing

We’ve finally finished shearing all of our alpacas! The alpacas are shorn every spring. The fleece we get after shearing is incredibly soft. Alpaca fleece is softer and stronger than wool and it will keep you warmer too! I’ve included a before and after shearing picture of Julio. Most people …

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Walnut Creek

People always ask us why we named our ranch Walnut Creek Alpacas. Well Walnut Creek runs through our place and it seemed like an appropriate name. Walnut Creek runs all year long and is a major creek that empties into the Kiamichi River. Our alpacas don’t get out to the …

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Magic Herdsire

The fine elite 8x Champion, Classic Peruvian Magic, is now producing! Magic finally has confirmed pregnancies in some of the girls he bred here at Walnut Creek. He was slow to start but this is one male alpaca that will be well worth the wait. We also fully own Magic’s …

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Emu Rescued

When you live in Oklahoma on a ranch it seems like everything and anything can happen and it usually does. We took Mother’s day off to take a break from shearing the alpacas. Although even when we take a day off we still have to work. In the morning Dave …

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Happy Mother’s Day

I picked out this photo for Mother’s Day. It’s a picture of Pretty Lady with her first cria, Cachet. I love this photo it’s such a tender moment as they bonded together… mother and daughter so appropriate for the day. Dave and I would like to wish all of the …

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Joshua now Julio

Usually when we change a name before we register a cria with the ARI I don’t announce it but this is a little different. Everyone loves the little rose grey alpaca at our farm and everyone knows him as Joshua. Dave changed his name to Julio so now our boy …

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Avoiding Birth

Avoiding birth but not for long! My girl Onyx drives me crazy when she is due. She will usually go over her due date because she tries to avoid the inevitable. She is my only alpaca that will constantly lie down facing downhill to take the pressure off her back …

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