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Lyme Disease – Alpacas and You

tired alpaca eating

Alpacas can get Lyme disease, but did you know you can get the disease too. May is “Lyme Disease Awareness Month” so I thought I would share our story. It took years of not feeling well before Dave and I found out we both have Lyme disease. We were tired, …

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Lone Eagle Free Download

As you know Walnut Creek Alpacas is also busy publishing books. I’m not a big western fan but I do enjoy a great book. Lone Eagle is an excellent book so we decided to share it with everyone. Alfred Dennis can spin an awesome believable tale so download Lone Eagle …

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Publishing Website

We’re excited to announce our new publishing website for Walnut Creek Publishing. We are currently working with a few authors from Oklahoma. We also offer free publishing services to missionaries so they can share their testimony with the world. We’re a small publishing company but we’re keeping our prices down …

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Best Restaurant in Oklahoma

Rock House Restaurant

The best restaurant in Oklahoma is The Rock House Italian Restorante.  It is located 5 minutes from Talimena Drive and only 20 minutes from Walnut Creek Alpacas.  I don’t usually critique restaurants but this place has excellent food and a wonderful atmosphere.  An amazing five star restaurant way out in …

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Controlled burn

Burning leaves

Every year I do a controlled burn to as much of our place as possible. I call the Forestry Services for Oklahoma and let them know what I’m doing and then they issue a conformation number for the burn. In fact most of southeast Oklahoma does controlled burning right before …

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Crater of Diamonds

Raw Diamond

Dave and I took a little break away from the alpacas to visit the Crater of Diamonds State Park over in Murfreesboro, Arkansas this past weekend. It’s about a 2 1/2 hour drive, heading east, from our alpaca farm. It’s a diamond mine where they actually let you dig for …

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New Year

Dave at Sardis Lake

We hope everyone had fun bringing in the new year for 2012! We had a wonderful day that started at the Sardis Lakeview Cafe. I couldn’t think of a better way to start the new year than to eat at my favorite restaurant and visit with good friends. We were …

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Sardis Lakeview Cafe Calendar

Sardis Lakeview Cafe Calendar

Sherry and Steve Rogers are dear friends of ours. They own and operate the Sardis Lakeview Cafe. They also have a hobby farm not far from our alpaca ranch here in southeastern Oklahoma. Sherry and Steve take care of neglected animals. They have horses, dogs, cats, chickens, ducks and even …

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Phone trouble

Can you hear me now

Can you hear me now? We’re having trouble with our phone lines. The phone rings but it appears that no one is there or we can’t hear you. We called our phone company and they said we are not the only one having phone problems. They said the problem is …

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Oklahoma Summer

2011 was the hottest Oklahoma summer on record. The alpacas are happy to see that summer is finally coming to an end. The alpacas are coming out of the barn and away from the fans. Our fall crias are starting to hit the ground. The crias are a little early …

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Choctaw Nation Labor Day Festival

Our neighbor, Choctaw Nation, has a festival every year during Labor Day weekend at the Choctaw Nation Capital Grounds in Tuskahoma. Admission is free to the public! The festival starts on September 1st, Thursday evening and ends on September 5th, Monday at noon. Our alpaca ranch is only 10 minutes …

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Grasshoppers everywhere

This has been one rough summer. We have so many grasshoppers that it looks like one of the plagues from the bible. I took a picture of one of those little hoppers. When he’s all by himself he doesn’t look so tough but when he’s with his friends and family… …

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