|Godiva liker snø|
January was cold, and we started building a new bathroom in the coldest period. The fuses blew over and over as we tried to keep the house somewhat livable. But the alpacas were just fine :-)
|NC Screaming Jay Hawkins|
The little ones from last year started strutting their stuff in February, so we took a few pictures. Hornblower and Jay in particular are just beautiful, proud and sporting a magnificent fleece.
|Corazon passer på damene|
The restoration and rebuilding of the first floor had top priority in March, but the alpacas enjoyed a time with little snow and a beginning Spring. This photo shows The Boss himself, Corazon, as he watches the girls from his pasture. Nice view :-)
|NC Papillon Pop|
We took a breather in April. The photo shows Papillon who looks quite a bit like his dad Big Bang. First floor restoring and rebuilding continued.
|Inception og Adirondack|
May. Spring is a great time of year, and Nova shows how she appreciates it. It's nearing shearing time and there's lots of fleece waiting all over the place. Sadly this was the last time we saw Mus, our cat on walkabout. We haven't seen her after this photo and we miss her.
|Isobel med mamma Bella|
|NC Imhotep fødes, med elg som tilskuere|
|NC Colour Me Happy og mamma Wayra|
|Isobel hos veterinæren|
The crias started coming in June. Supercute Isobel was first, a grey girl from Bella and Inception. She was strong when born but got some serious trouble after a few days, and had to be treated intravenously and got a lot of extra feeding. She pulled through, but with a slow start. Imhotep, on the other hand, had no problems except having to compete with a family of elk for attention when he was born. But as you can see from the dancing browns Wayra and her daughter Happy, most were happy :-)
|NC Sweet Rebel med tante Godiva|
|NC La Vie en Rose med mamma Rose|
The crias kept coming. Two of the more special ones were Sweet Rebel and La Vie en Rose. Two beautiful girls born just days a part, they found each other right away and became the best of friends. We launched a new website for those wanting to market their alpacas, alpakkatilsalgs.no :-)
|NC Sweet Rebel og NC La Vie en Rose|
And here they are, Rebel and La Vie, also called just "the fawns" :-)
|Isobel og mamma Bella|
Isobel started to feel a lot better in late august/early september, and she is never far from her wonderful mom Bella. We started working on the south end of the barn, a part that was in dire need of restoration work.
Sørenden av låven er ferdig! Oppretting, nytt panel, nye vinduer og lufteventiler, og oppusset mur. Det ble fint!
We titulate Hornblower with "hunk" now that he has become a magnificent young man :-)
The south part of the barn is done! It's straightened up, got new panels, new windows and air vents, and a restored concrete wall. It looks great!
|Chat Noir og Quantum på forsida :-)|
We got published and featured in Alpaca World Magazine! Lots of nice pictures and an opportunity to show what we're up to here in Norway. November also saw the beginning of a major drive for our felted products. Both successful products such as the insoles (incredibly warm!) and Ninas wall hangings flowed out of the workshop. The wall hangings are to be shown at a gallery in Elverum in 2017! A few examples are shown above. We have to show this, they said, so we are going to :-)
|Rebel og Jack|
December disappeared quickly, with our Yuletide Market and sunny weather. The little ones are really showing off, like Rebel and Jack here. It's been quite a year :-)
Vi ønsker dere alle et Godt Nytt År i 2017!
We wish you all a Happy New Year in 2017!
Vennlig hilsen / Best regards from
Nina og Rolf