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What’s happening at Blue Mesa Alpacas in May 2018

May is starting off with a bang! We have started our spring/summer alpaca tour schedule. Blue Mesa Alpacas has already had 10-12 Harvest Host RV one night stay overs and the month is only half over! Our Alpaca store just received 3 new shipments of alpaca toys, alpaca socks, vests and other alpaca clothes.

The annual Blue Mesa Shearing is scheduled for May 27 and 28th (Sunday and Monday).  We will be shearing 55 + alpacas this year. (During this shearing time our ranch will be closed to the public).

Special of the month is Alpaca Bags, including alpaca coin purses, alpaca shoulder bags, alpaca duffel bags etc. all 20 % off in May 2018.

Cindy and Mom Sonya

Thanksgiving 2017 Weekend Open Ranch

In celebration of the Thanksgiving holiday, Blue Mesa Alpacas is holding an extended Open Ranch event the end of Thanksgiving week, Friday through Sunday, November 24th – 26th.  The event will feature free ranch tours.  Enjoy mingling with our fantastic alpacas and hand-feeding them treats.  Be sure to bring along your camera for some great picture-taking fun.

Open Ranch Hours:  11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.     When:  Friday – Sunday, Nov. 24th-26th

Our Farm Store will be open throughout the event, offering a wide array of fine alpaca products, all on an Open-Ranch SPECIAL for 20% off regular prices.  Enjoy holiday shopping in our relaxed setting – it’s a great opportunity to select a unique alpaca gift for that special someone on your holiday list!  If you’d like to see more details on the offerings of our alpaca shop, our On-Line Store displays the full collection, and the On-Line Store will have the same 20% sale off all products Friday through Sunday – Just go to www.BlueMesaAlpacaStore.com.

Alpacas Cindy and Mom Feeding

Thanksgiving Weekend Open Ranch

Alpaca suri cria Peggy meets Garfield the cat

Suri cria Peggy meets Garfield the cat!

In celebration of the 2016 Thanksgiving Holiday, Blue Mesa Alpacas is holding an extended Open Ranch event the end of Thanksgiving week, Friday through Sunday, November 25th – 27th, open-ranch hours 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.  The event will feature free ranch tours.  Enjoy mingling with our fantastic alpacas and hand-feeding them treats.  Meet our newest little ones (both suris and huacayas).   Be sure to bring along your camera for some great picture-taking fun!

Our Farm Store will be open throughout the event, offering a wide array of fine alpaca products, all on Open-Ranch SPECIAL for 20% off regular prices.  Enjoy holiday shopping in our relaxed setting  – it’s a great opportunity to select a unique alpaca gift for that special someone on your holiday list!

Newborn Suri Crias Tess and Peggy

NAFD Open Ranch Weekend

In celebration of the start of the fall season & National Alpaca Farm Days, Blue Mesa Alpacas tess_cindy_peggy_440x350_20sept16_86is holding an Open Ranch event the weekend of September 24th-25th, 2016.  The event will feature free ranch tours.  Visitors will have the opportunity to mingle with our fantastic herd of alpacas & hand-feed them treats.  Say “hello” to our SIX new alpaca crias (5 girls & 1 boy), & bring along your camera for some great picture-taking fun!

Open-Ranch Hours:  11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.      When:  Saturday/Sunday, Sept. 24th-25th

Our Farm Store will be open throughout the event, offering a wide array of fine alpaca products.  ALL products will be on SPECIAL during the Open Ranch weekend for 10% off our regular Farm Store prices.  Here’s a great chance to get an early start on that holiday gift-shopping!

baby alpacas again

Labor Day Weekend Open Ranch

In celebration of the Labor Day Holiday, Blue Mesa Alpacas is holding an Open Ranch Tess_Cleo_635x350_25Aug16_47Labor Day weekend, Saturday through Monday, September 3rd through September 5th, 2016.  The event will feature free ranch tours throughout the open hours.  Enjoy mingling with our fantastic alpacas and hand-feeding them treats.  Meet our new summer 2016 crias.  Don’t forget to bring along your camera for some great picture-taking fun!

Open Ranch Hours:  11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.     When:  Saturday – Monday, Sept. 3rd-5th

Our Farm Store will be open throughout the event, offering a wide array of fine alpaca products, all on Open-Ranch SPECIAL for 10% off regular prices.  Here’s a chance to do some early winter holiday shopping in our relaxed setting  – it’s a great opportunity to select a unique alpaca gift for that special someone on your holiday list!

First Cria Is Here

Calypso and Cria CleoOur first cria of the year arrived June 1, 2016,  Cleo is a sweet little black suri girl born to our dark grey Calypso, out of champion medium silver grey Silver Heat.  Mom & baby are both doing great!  Stop by our ranch & meet Cleo for yourself if you have the opportunity.

Alpaca Girls in Snow

Christmas Open Ranch

Blue Mesa Alpacas is holding its last open ranch of the year the weekend prior to Christmas, December 19th-20th, with open ranch hours of 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.  The event will feature free ranch tours & refreshments, including our popular hot cider!  Take a break from your hectic holiday preparations & enjoy taking your family & friends out to our ranch to mingle with our friendly herd of fantastic alpacas.  Our Farm Store will be open, offering ALL of our wonderful alpaca products at an Open Ranch Special of 20% off regular prices.  A great chance to take care of that last-minute holiday gift-shopping that’s still on your list!

Alpacas in Early Snowfall

Thanksgiving Weekend Open Ranch

In celebration of the Thanksgiving Holiday, Blue Mesa Alpacas is holding an extended Open Ranch event the end of Thanksgiving week, Friday through Sunday, November 27th – 29th.  The event will feature free ranch tours and refreshments, including our popular hot cider!  Enjoy mingling with our fantastic alpacas and hand-feeding them treats.  Meet our newest cria Xara (born 9/19/15), and say “hi” to our other alpaca babies as well.  Be sure to bring along your camera for some great picture-taking fun.

Open Ranch Hours:  11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.     When:  Friday – Sunday, Nov. 27th-29th

Our Farm Store will be open throughout the event, offering a wide array of fine alpaca products, all on Open-Ranch SPECIAL for 20% off regular prices.  Enjoy holiday shopping in our relaxed setting  – it’s a great opportunity to select a unique alpaca gift for that special someone on your holiday list!

National Fleece and Suri Network 2015 Winners

Blue Ribbon Winners at 2015 National and Suri Fleece Shows

More exciting show news to report!  Our grey huacaya Silver Quest son Silver Titan and our grey suri Silver Stone son Lotus both won blue ribbons at the AOA (Alpaca Owners Association) National Fleece Conference Spin-Off Competition in late June.  Then in the mid-August Suri Symposium Spin-off Competition, Lotus again won a blue ribbon as did our lustrous true black suri girl Bindi del Sol.  Lotus outdid himself by also winning “Best in Color Group” in both shows.  Good job, guys!!

Blue Mesa Ranch Alpacas

September Open Ranch

In celebration of the start of the fall season, Blue Mesa Alpacas is holding an Open Ranch event the weekend of September 19-20th, 2015.  The event will feature free ranch tours & refreshments.  Visitors will have the opportunity to mingle with our fantastic herd of alpacas & hand-feed them treats.  Say “hello” to our new alpaca crias Nellie & 2015 Alpaca Crias Sherman and NellieSherman, & bring along your camera for some great picture-taking fun!

Open-Ranch Hours:  11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.      When:  Saturday/Sunday, Sept. 19th-20th

Our Farm Store will be open throughout the event, offering a wide array of fine alpaca products.  ALL products will be on SPECIAL during the Open Ranch weekend for 20% off our regular Farm Store prices.  Here’s a great chance to get an early start on that holiday gift-shopping!