— The New Mexico Alpaca Breeders Team

Puerta del Sol Alpacas

Breeding Huacayas to Retain Fineness

David Hunter & Kathy Richardson
5 Windy's Farm RoadSocorro, NM 87801
575-835-2835 (main)
505-507-0706 (Kathy), 575-418-8289 (David)
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Monday, September 19, 2011

Back in Austria

Now that I am back in Austria it is hard to keep up with all the details that have happened in the short time that I have been back. On August 8th El Bello’s Zuza (from Twin Peaks Alpacas) and HCLA Davina with her new cria (White Cloud) were transported to Wings and a Prayer Alpacas where they would later take another transport to New Mexico. When they arrived in Oregon we were told that Zuza’s skin condition across her rump was horrible. We saw her on 9 July and she had several spotted areas an read more...

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

My Head Is Spinning

It's hard to believe that another week has passed by so quickly. Most of the week was spent going to Melvin and Terry's to make modifications for our new herd. The first order of business was to muck out all the stalls and the first paddock. Afterwards we installed "No-Climb Horse Fence" around the perimeter of the barn and first paddock as this is where the new cria and dams will be kept. It was fun walking around the property, thinking about all the possibilities, and shopping at the local me read more...

Monday, August 1, 2011

WILD Weekend

Great things are happening faster than we can think! First off we left Socorro last Friday for our first New Mexico Alpaca Breeders meeting up in Jemez Springs at Aspen Ridge Alpacas. The meeting wasn't until Saturday, but we wanted to visit some other alpaca farms/ranches on the way. Our first stop was Sundancer Alpacas in Los Lunas where we met Bob and Sheryl. It's wonderful to meet so many people willing to help one another in this business, see their animals and talk about their experiences read more...

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Skirting Table

Since we can’t work with our own animals on a daily basis (currently agisting all our alpacas), we are doing what we can each day to learn a little more.

Yesterday Larry built us a skirting table while Mom and I visited and learned a little more from Albuquerque Alpacas. Today Mom and I set up the skirting table on the front porch, dumped a fleece on it, and asked each other; “Now what?” After watching a few videos on YouTube we put the skirting table to good use. I think that we did read more...

Friday, July 22, 2011

Farm and Tract Number

Today we received our Farm and Tract Number from the USDA! Carol will be a great resource as we continue our adventure.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

A Little Background

We purchased 30 acres just east of Carrizozo, NM the summer of 2010 to start raising alpacas. However, David is still teaching in Austria so he does lots of investigating and planning from there while we communicate via email and Skype on a regular basis.

2010 December - David ordered 500 seedlings from the NM Forestry Services
2010 December - David purchased Josey Wales the Outlaw from Adobe Farms Alpacas
2011 March - Kathy and Larry collected the seedlings and potted them read more...