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We’re a sheep and Huacaya Alpaca farm located in Thompsonville, which is located just south of Traverse City in Northwestern Michigan. Our award-winning Alpacas are of Peruvian descent and are ARI registered. Our sheep are an eclectic mix of Columbia, Dorper, Hampshire, Polypay, and Suffolk.
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Last week was busy and completely full of 4H fair activities for the Northwestern Michigan Fair in Traverse City. It was our first year at the fair, and I can safely say, it will not be the last.
On May 25th, Gina and Bill brought Princess, Dolly, and Reba to our farm. We were all thrilled with the new arrivals and were also excited for Princess to deliver her cria.
When she went into labor on May 15th, it was a completely different story. While she did wait for my husband to leave, she slowed her birth down and waited for assistance. She did so because her baby wasn’t positioned correctly and she knew she was in trouble.
While their primary role has been heat preservation, the sheep pajamas make the lambs look adorable and they help us quickly tell one lamb from another.