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Saturday, December 8, 2012

Dec 2012

Wow, where has the year gone.

We have made a full transition from AZ to CO and we have completed the infrastructure so that all the alpacas are home here with us.

The alpacas are adjusting well, as are we getting used to the daily chores and the ongoing herd health to keep an eye on these great assets.

Now we can spend more time focusing on the fiber business and the finishing of the basement to support fiber dying.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

May 2012

Well, spring has come and gone and summer is upon us.

We had a great time at the Small Breeder challenge and the Futurity Auction in Apr;

GWAS 2012 was fantastic; A a great show and Norm really enjoyed the time in the Ring as a steward with the Judges.

We have made progress on our move to Colorado; More furniture is there... an office is prepared, walls to segment out a working fleece room are up; the joists for the deck expansion required to enable Sandra's dogs to come and go are up....

the JD Gator is on the property and ready to go.

Completing the deck building, shearing on 24 May 2012 are the goals for our vacation time in CO 21 May - 26 May;

New Cria will be on their way in Jun; Breeding plans for 2013 cria are finalized...

In July, we will be back to CO and focus on the fencing and electrical needs... to enable the migration of the alpacas to their new home in the fall... is the best income producing opportunity we have ever ventured into... 1500% growth since Nov 2011... unbelievable...
Got Milk??  Cocotini at 1 week old

Got Milk?? Cocotini at 1 week old

Momma's newest prize

Momma's newest prize

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Feb 2012

What a month Feb 2012 was;

The SWRAS event was a very good event and well attended. The Snowmass Auction was to die for. Great alpacas for sale; Great friends in attendance; surpassed 500% in growth since it started.

We have started to evaluate fodder systems to augment the hay used on the farm. Many great options out there for consideration.

Feb 29 2012; Chimera's Cocotini enters the world....can not wait for her to begin maturing...

Progress on the move continues... so much junk to purge from the items we brought from Maine and then the items we have collected over the years in AZ... We are sure we will take too much with us to CO, but one will never know till the next move..

The best thing we have ever done...

Our God is an awesome God and we are so blessed.

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Jan 2012

A great start to the year;

Chimera Ranch Attended the Priority Auction in Las Vegas; A great time to meet new friends and see familiar faces. We bid on several lots, but did not win;

We sold more Nuno Felted Scarves; we are having a great time with this luxury fleece and the products they make.

Finished our first woven scarf as well.

Lifecompounded is doing well. it has grown almost 500% since it inception 1 Nov 2011; Really looking forward to how this subsidary will help the financial future of the ranch program.

The snow mass genetics are coming to Phx in Feb so looking forward to that event.

Our black girl Happy Hour will be having her cria at the beginning of March; Looking forward to that big event as well. Michealangelo is the sire;

All is still on target for a move to Colorado in Sept 2012;

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

2012 at Chimera Ranch Alpacas

Happy New Year;

2012 appears to be a busy year for everyone at Chimera Ranch;

Priority Auction in Jan; SWRAS event and Snowmass Auction in Feb; Small breeder challenge / futurity auction in Apr; GWAS in May;

Everyone will be on site in CO from the middle of Apr to mid/end May to work on fencing, electricity, deck expansion and other critical items to support our full time move to CO in Sept;

Moving will take place one trailer at a time... one in Apr; one in July and the last one in Sept when we move...

5 new cria are expected... March, Jun, July, October; continues to grow daily; phenominal returns on the initial investment and the daily compounding... will be great value for the financial support of the Chimera Ranch program...

The business is going strong... alot of interest in our nuno scarves... busy learning the weaving loom and keeping the kniiting needles and crochet hooks busy... such a great learning experience to add to the total lifestyle that the alpacas enable....

Yes, 2012 will be a journey for Chimera Ranch; New location, new alpacas, new opportunities;

Have a great and Blessed day.

Friday, December 9, 2011


As we prepare to close 2011, it is a great opportunity to take a look back.

We purchased property in Apr 2011 to move Chimera Ranch to;

We lost several cria due to stress issues (cold & Heat). possibly a blessing in disquise.

Had a great time at the Spring shows we attended and loved being able to help out at GWAS and the National event.

Summer was busy arranging for outbuildings; Sept was hectic trying to get all the fence posts and hydrants set.

The fall has been busy with craft shows and events to present our finished fiber and products.

November saw the Launch of; we have seen a 75% growth in 45 days... remarkable...

Now as we prepare for Christmas, it is really time to remember the reason for the season, Jesus; A precious gift given to all of us by our loving and caring God;

As a ranch and family, we are blessed beyond belief. Everyday is better than yesterday and we are excited about tomorrow....

May everyone have a great and Blessed day.

Merry Christmas everyone...

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Life Compounded

Chimera Ranch opens it doors for a new subsiderary - Life Compounded; This internet marketing business is positioned to provide additional revenue streams in support of the feeding, Care and showing of our core business - the Alpaca;

This is a new business model we are embracing and is a great compliment to the alpacas and the alpaca lifestyle.

Looking forward to the continued growth and expansion of Chimera Ranch with this integrated business venture.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Great ABR Fall Festival Show

Chimera Ranch had a very enjoyable weekend at the 2011 ABR Fall Festival.

Great to see old friends and to make new ones; The quality of the alpacas at these events gets better with every show. The alpaca business is alive and well and the quality is rapidly increasing.

A specific highlight was Mile High Carlton Ritz winning Color champion in the Light class; At 38 months old, we were very pleased. Then we learned he also won Color champion in the Light class in the Fleece show. We were then overwhelmed when we learned Mile High Carlton Ritz was also selected by the Judges in the fleece show to have the best crimp.... What a weekend. To say we proud to be owners of this magnicent male is an understatement. Carlton's Co-owners, Sand Creek Criations are also thrilled.

Mile High Dorian Gray was awarded Color champion in the Gray class of the fleece show. We are clearly excited to have his breeding career start soon.

LBA Atalia was awarded a blue ribbon in her dark fawn fleece class.

FRA Layla was awarded a blue ribbon in her Grey Halter class;

2nd place awards were given to Chimera's Heather Mist(grey halter), Chimera's Mystique (multi halter), Mile High Ambrielle (Fleece); SSF Happy Hour (Fleece); Mile High Victoria Secret (Fleece) .

We are proud to be a part of the Alpaca industry as small breeder.

Now to prepare for the 2012 show season.