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Jolly Rancher Alpacas

Alpacas - Treasure of the Andes

Amy Pomerantz
BlanchardBlanchard, OK 73010

Thursday, May 16, 2019

An open letter to new alpaca owners or potential owners

Dear Newbie,
We are so excited you’re considering alpacas! We love new people joining us in this adventure! Alpacas are beautiful, sweet, curious, and unique! Due to their uniqueness sometimes we may suggest something that will improve your alpaca ownership experience. Please don’t consider us rude. Our goal isn’t to discourage you, but to prevent discouragement in the future.

When we tell you that alpacas are herd animals and require other alpacas we aren’t trying to make y read more...

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

The First

In life we have many firsts. They can be pleasant, exciting, scary, not-so-nice, but they are all firsts. First steps, first words, first kiss, first bee sting, and the list goes on. It is the same with raising alpacas; first alpaca, first cria, first dealth... Well, the 2nd weekend in May of this year I had a pleasant alpaca first - first halter championship!
On May 9th I loaded up my two alpacas that were born on my farm in the past two years (Lockstar and Aria) and took them read more...

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Alpaca Births (from a 9 year old's perspective)

An extra hand

An extra hand

My youngest brother, Zack, has grown up with the alpacas and he adores them! Zack has Down syndrome and is 9 years old. I call him "the alpaca whisperer" because the alpacas feel so comfortable around him and he is so good with them!
Zack has attended an alpaca birth or two and loves (LOVES) the birthing process; being there, photos, videos - he loves it all! His frequent questions when spending time with the alpacas are, "Who is pregnant and has a baby in their belly?" and "Can we g read more...
The paper

The paper

Zack's first alpaca birth!

Zack's first alpaca birth!

Friday, February 28, 2014

Party Animals

Earlier this month (February 2014) I received an email from a friend. She told me that she was having a farm themed birthday party for her 2 year old and requested that I bring some alpacas to the event. I was intrigued and immediately thought of my very well mannered and laid back female, Crescendo. She told me that the party would be at her house, there would be no other animals, and she would have a fenced off area for the alpacas. After hearing this, I agreed to bring some animals. read more...