Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Well Folks, it's been a whole year!

1 Year Ago

This week, one year ago, we welcomed our herd of alpacas and officially became
Arrow Acres Farm

In the past year, we have met many many wonderful people...alpaca owners, farm managers, alpaca lovers that slowly drive down the road, newspaper reporters, neighbors we didn't know existed, learned what a dark and stormy is, created a very large pile of "beans", held a hugely successful farm day, won many ribbons for the alpacas and for our photos, knitted, knitted and knitted some more, and most importantly of all, created memories as a family that you can't beat.

Awan and Kal were the first alpacas to join us. They are our fiber boys.

The picture below was taken at the farm where Awan lived before here. (Abenaki Acres)
That's him on the left sticking his head up...saying "pick me! pick me!"

That's Awan giving Garrett a kiss

The first shed being delivered to the farm. No fences yet!

The shed, fences (I have to add that it was the hottest summer of all time that we put these fences in!!!!) waiting for the herd.

They're here! My mom walking her boys to their new home.

My all time favorite picture of my mom. She's so happy!!!

Two days later, the girls and babies joined the party.

It's been a great, amazing, alpaca filled year. I feel so fortunate to have been introduced to these wonderful fuzzy friends and I want to thank my mom and dad for having the guts and excitement to take on this adventure. It's been a great year!


  1. Congratulations to all of you! I too love the picture of your Mom...you can just see the pure happiness on her face! xx

  2. What a wonderful post! Every picture is an "awww" picture....

  3. This was so fun to read, I actually thought you had been "together " much longer than 2009. That means it did not take me too long to find you...and stalk you...and finally get past the fence!!! hehehehe

  4. ooooooh and that last image, awesome!!