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Tuesday, 16 October 2012 (11:37 AM)

UW Small Ruminant Club Farm Day

UW Small Ruminant Club

UW-Madison Freshman Veterinary Program Small Ruminant Club planned a day at our alpaca farm on October 7.  It turned out to be a gorgeous sunny day.  Dr. Mike Etter of Lodi Veterinary Care was also at the farm to discuss his role with alpaca farms in the area.  The students asked a lot of great questions, and hopefully we were able to make the day enjoyable and entertaining.  The students planned a terrific picnic lunch which we enjoyed before the final highlight of the day, viewing a breeding, which they thought would be about a thousand times better than identifying smooth muscle in histology.  Yesterday we received a photo of Magic and Faith along with a thoughtful thank you card.  :-)

Magic and Faith




Friday, 05 October 2012 (4:21 PM)

Mitchells Write about Visit to Farm Days Event

Ella, King James and Johnny Boy

Hi Jim & Jan ~ We just wanted to drop you a note to thank you for opening your farm for National Alpaca Days ~ we had a great time & enjoyed meeting some of your beautiful & sweet Alpacas.  My mom had enjoyed Christmas Shopping in your store...& Ella & I loved every minute of being on your farm (: She has been sleeping with the suri bear she chose since Saturday!

Ella actually made a special little outfit for her Suri bear to wear today (October 4) in honor of her birthday ;-) pretty cute!

I love how in the next photo the sun seems to be shining positive energy down on them ~ beautiful!

~ Becky Mitchell

Ella, King James, Johnny Boy, and Jim

Tuesday, 02 October 2012 (9:26 AM)

Small Ruminant Club to Visit

At 11 a.m. on Sunday, October 7, the University of Wisconsin Veterinary Students' Small Ruminant Club will visit and tour the farm, learn about shearing, fiber sorting, housing, herd management, and cria care.  Dr. Mike Etter from Lodi Veterinary Hospital will be stopping by to share his role on the farm and his experiences working with alpacas.

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