Monday, June 8, 2015

Come meet the Llamas, watch demos, spinning, felting, packing with a Llama, llama cart driving, walk a Llama & much more.then do some shopping in the farm store.We have Amanda from Jamberry Nails, with samples of nail wraps & demonstrations of how to wrap your nails.. These nail wraps are a Farm Girl's best friend!. 
Saturday & Sunday  
June 20 & 21
10 am till 5pm 
The Critter Ranch Fiber & Llama Farm
12998 Sisson Hwy Lawtons NY 14091  

Monday, January 12, 2015

show updates for 2014 WNY ILR show

It's been ages since I've been able to post on this bog!! first we have been busy with our Llamas, we had a litter of pups & I lost and couldn't remember my log in info for this site..It's a wonder that I figured it out!
To update Our 2014 show season.. we had a great show season with the Llamas.. 
We attended the WNY ILR Llama Show at the Orleans County Fairgrounds on June 27
 Thank you Pattie Beadle for having this awesome show!
Our Line up for this show
HHLF Sir Silver Halo our new stud leased to Dan Ingleman for his final year in 4H youth...  
Halo was in Adult Med/ heavy wool Adult Male & Placed first.

Senior youth performance, Dan did an awesome job showing him and was Reserve Senior Youth Champion.

 Continuing with the Boys TCRNY Danny Boy, was first in his med/heavy Juvenile Male.

 TCRNY Dash, was first in Med/heavy yearling male and Grand Champion Med/heavy Male

TCRNY Dunkin was second in Med/ Heavy yearling Male and Reserve grand champion Med/Heavy Male...Great job in those classes..

The Girls did well also 
TCRNY Dott was first in med/heavy yearling female
TCRNY Dusty Rose, Med/Heavy Adult Female was third in med/heavy adult female and TCRNY lady Faberge was 5th in med/heavy adult female.
 we had some kiddos for our breeding program  
and took both group class  
Produce Was Cyber Princess ABSR represented by (Lady & Dott ) & Get was TCRNY Kalico Kidd represented by (Dash & Danny) with first places...


Tuesday, August 19, 2014

summers over?

It's been months since I have had time to post...To start this past winter was brutally Cold & we lost two older alpacas and a llama. All of these senior critters had difficulty in a normal situation, let alone ex stream cold RIP Velvet, Adam and Cyber love!  
What have we been up to since December 2013, This past spring we welcomed two new llama babies, 
Both Moms where pregnant past a year! Waiting for these cria to be born was causing so much stress, But well worth the wait!
Baby doll had an awesome Male cria, light fawn with grey face and points with lots of white markings on his feet and face on June 9
             Dam Angel's Baby Doll                                                              Sire TCRNY's Kalico Kidd







This not so little guy has awesome soft fiber with great luster..We have Named him TCRNY's Chrome  

 Our next baby was born the morning of our Open House...Yes Just as people started to come to the farm ..I was helping to deliver or next baby Mom was pregnant one year and 9 days!... Sugar had a female cria mostly white with a few black patches/spots on June 21 

   TCRNY's Pure Sugar                                                                                CCLF Kaleidascope



This little girls has awesome drapie fiber that has amazing luster 
We have named her TCRNY's Sugar Cookie

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Ply Magazine Winter Issue woolen spinning

 The Critter Ranch Fibers are being featured 
 By Ply Magazine the winter issue out in just a few more days!!
I was asked by Jacey Boggs last fall if We could provide the fibers for the 2013 winter woolen addition of her new magazine Ply!
 Of course I jumped at the chance, to have our fibers featured in a international magazine. 
I sent her a blend of our finest llama, alpaca with some shetland from our good friend Willow Glen Farms 
with some bling from fire-star and sheen from bamboo
 the roving was a snow white base, with splashes of arctic blues & aquas ...Named winter Wonderland 

  I was then asked if I new of a long draw spinner who would /could spin up this fiber for there Knitter.
 I of course gave her the name of my good friend Amanda from Willow Glen Farm, who was then asked to do the spinning for this. 
Amanda also wrote a piece on long draw spinning for this same issue. Can't wait to see this winter issue, if you would like to subscribe to Ply magazine you can do so here
here is the knitted sampler of the fiber   

 Amanda did an awesome job spinning this up I can't wait to see what item they chose to knit
 with it 

A lot has happened here since Summer

Wow! It's winter and a lot has happened here 
 In November we welcomed our New Herd Sire,  
Sir Silver Halo 
he is a grandson of Silver Peru my favorite Llama "ever" ! 


He has his grand sires awesome silver color and calm sweet personality...he will start his career here in the spring of 2014 
Can't wait to see his babies!   

We once again participated in  the Western NY Fiber Arts Festival at Emery Park  
in September that show has grown since last year... 

 We attended a Fiber festival at  
The Greater Buffalo Knitting Guild 
had a great time and can't wait till next year 
in early Nov 2014  
I did a Home School presentation on fiber arts in late October 
I demonstrated fiber preparation from shearing, to a finished item the kids did a make and take felted soap in fall colors it was a very chilly day but a great time was had by all 15 children and 10 adults. If you are interested in something like this for your home school group, you can email me at and I will put you in touch with the person who organizes the llama experience events, that include intro to llamas, a walk with llamas & lunch in the woods, llama fiber, shearing to spinning and a make and take craft (there is a Charge for this ).  

We had several Classes at the farm store this year. We had our usual drop spindle, spinning classes, that we have every other Thursday, check our face book fan page for dates & times it gets shuffled around a lot. then we had, silk scarf dyeing and Roving dyeing, everyone had fun at both and made some awesome scarves and yarns from there work.. I am hoping to have needle felting and wet felting classes this coming year.



We had our largest shade tree fall...Just bang fall, I was on my back porch when it happened...that was a close one!!

Our beloved herd Sire Erick past away... so missed is this gentle spirit! 
 I will meet you on the other side of that rainbow bridge my dear friend!

Monday, July 29, 2013

Puppies!!! born july 19th 2013

The Parents are Penny our Prure bred Poodle Girl 
and our Yorkie-poo boy Mugzie...