Welcome

  La Dolce Vita Alpacas

         Welcomes you!

 
 

What’s new around the Ranch:

Another HUMONGUS THANK YOU to all of you that came to help on shearing day.  Everybody was so well organized and worked so hard all day.  Joe and Susan could not do this alone and we are ever grateful.  The shearer is always impressed with our crew and is happy to do our alpacas.  Here is a video of a shearing and picture of “our crop”.

          


And the Shearing Winner Is!!!...Miss Veronica!!!! Seriously, she gave us over 5 pounds of white fleece from her blanket.  Congrats Veronica!!!  Here she is:

                                         

We are almost done with birthing this year.  We have 4 cuties and are expecting one more this summer.  The one on the left is a boy and the other 3 are girls.  They are all wonderful and really active, running around the field all the time.  Susan was lucky enough to capture them all resting together in this picture.  For those of you that did not see it earlier, there is a great birth video on Gwenevere’s page.  She is giving birth to the white female on the far right of this picture.

                    

Tour De Fleece is almost here!!!  Susan is going to give this one a try.  The concept of the event is simple.  You just have to commit to spinning everyday during the Tour De France (except on Mondays).  She is going to join Team Kromski, order a shirt and everything.  You might want to join in the fun.  Just click on the link, sign up for Ravelry if you are not a member already, pick a team and start spinning.  If you are local and want to get together with Susan to spin, give her a call.

The San Diego Yarn Crawl is coming!!!  Yarn Junkies!!! Save the Date!!!  The rest of the summer is about getting ready for the Crawl.  The dates are September 18-21.  It is going to be bigger  and better here on the farm.  Keep an eye on our website for further details.  This year Susan is going to teach some techniques for dying yarn in a bag and drop spindle lessons.  She is also working on arranging transportation for Crawlers that sign up.  Susan will post links and updates soon. 

We have the most Amazing Rugs!Oh my gosh!!! you are not going to believe them until you see them!!! We had to create a special page just for the rugs.  You can watch a video of the local artist that created them for us.  We are so proud to be able to offer such an outstanding product.  Click on the Rug page to see them.

Everyday is alpaca farm day here at La Dolce Vita Alpacas!  We want to make sure that you know this. You just have to call first to schedule a time and we are more than happy to see you!!!

If you liked the video at the top of the page, there is more on the Photoshop Phun page.  Check them out.  There is some funny stuff there.

Our Ranch

La Dolce Vita Alpacas is located on the out skirts of Ramona California; about an hour east of San Diego.  Here in the foothills of San Diego County, our ranch is at about 2,000 feet elevation so it is cooler than the surrounding areas.  Ramona is a wonderful farming community.  This gives our operation access to great services and ranch resources as needs arise.

When you arrive at La Dolce Vita Alpacas, you will find a clean, well organized farm.  Our alpacas are well cared for and attended to on a daily basis.  We have a lovely steel barn which centralizes the care and handling of our alpacas with a generously stocked medicine room.  All the equipment necessary to provide top notch attention to our herd is readily available at our facility. 

Our ranch is a fully enclosed 10 square acres.  Our corrals, land and barn are easily  accessible so a visitor can safely tour the entire property to see the whole operation. The 6 foot perimeter fence is electrified for extra safety.  Our wonderful Great Pyrenees also participate in the care and safety of our alpacas and will give you a warm welcome when you arrive.

We have terrifically healthy alpacas and a great breeding track record because of attention to detail and familiarity with our herd.  Basic grooming, nail and teeth care are well attended.  Our alpacas are also better at ease with people because of our consistent routines and positive reinforcement.

You can relax at La Dolce Vita Alpacas.  We like to mix business with pleasure because, after all, it is a pleasurable business.  We welcome and encourage you to explore our farm and this website.  But most of all, we really look forward to meeting you and teaching you about alpacas.











 

La Dolce Vita Alpacas is a full service ranch offering comprehensive sales and services to our clients.

The care and nurturing of alpacas is our passion. We are here to assist and support you in developing your dream farm.

Website updated on 6/12/2014