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Monday, October 15, 2018

Welcome Clear Mountain's McKinley

We are so excited to welcome McKinley...our only cria this year! He's sired by Snowmass Matrix Majesty (who's now closed to outside breedings), owned by Cas-Cad-Nac Farm. His mom is our favorite producing dam, Fiona, who of her own accord has many accolades to her name. We have such high hopes for this little guy!

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Fall Heat Wave

Wow...it sure has been unusually hot with record setting temps. Doing all we can to keep the alpacas cool with the fleece coming in several inches now. Thank goodness for fans and cold hose baths!

Sunday, January 3, 2016

Clear Mountain's Okemo

Okemo in the ring

Okemo in the ring

We had a very exciting weekend this past Fall as we participated in the first AOA Dual Show, Empire Extravaganza and the NEAOBA Alpaca Show. Our juvie beige male, Clear Mountain's Okemo, not only placed first in his class, took Color Championship, and went on to win the Judges' Choice award under Helen Testa and Diana Timmerman. This was his very first show and only 10 months of age. Below are the comments Diana had for him...

Class comments:
"When I felt and pulled my sample my comment was "Dreamy". I don't know how many of you are spinners but when you find a fleece so uniform, extremely uniform, all the way through and just heavenly to touch. Along with that he has tiny, ity bity staples all over so he does have density too. He is just so super fine. All of that is packed on a very solid frame for his age. A very true to type male. "

Championship Comments:

"This male at 10 months of age has incredible fineness and uniformity. So dense within, so ity bity individual staples that he carries even down into his belly, into the lower extremities, into the neck, into the topknot, and it's just heavenly for a spinner. You probably could take a piece off and it would just float off into the air. All of that put on a well conformed build at 10 months of age is deserving of this color championship."

Needless to say we are very excited to see how Okema continues to do as he matures and grows over time!



Okemo with Color Championshiphip

Okemo with Color Championshiphip

Okemo - Judges' Choice

Okemo - Judges' Choice

Okemo after JC pinning

Okemo after JC pinning


Saturday, August 15, 2015

Off to a new home!

Making new friends!

Making new friends!

Last month brought an exciting day as three of our males found a new beautiful home in Stafford, CT. Hennessey, Ty, and Shiloh were fun to watch as they met all of the other animals at their new farm. Although these boys will be missed, we are always so thankful when we find such wonderful new homes for them.
Not too sure here!

Not too sure here!


Thursday, July 9, 2015

The cria are arriving....

Clear Mountain's Black Ice

Clear Mountain's Black Ice

Our first two cria of this birthing season have arrived, just a few days apart. Although there is no relation between the two, their markings and color are so close we refer to them as our "book ends"... They are fun to watch romping in the paddock!
DRMS Angel's Illusion

DRMS Angel's Illusion

'Paca buddies!

'Paca buddies!


Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Blizzard Juno

Well, we are busy digging out from Blizzard Juno that gave us a good amount of snow. I always enjoy watching the cria from this past birthing season as this is their first true snowfall. We have been busy opening up gate entries, gaining access back to the water, and plowing out paddocks. With another substantial snow storm predicted for this coming Sunday night, it will be important for us to move this snow as we make way for more. Welcome winter!