#OntarioAlpaca

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#ontarioalpaca#alpaca#stonespindlefarm#womenwhofarm#UCFS#buylocal#alpacasofinstagram#NorthumberlandT#alpacas#ExperienceKN#ontarioalpacayarn#DiscoverON#OldMillAlpacas#supportyourlocalfarmer#ExploreCanada#femalefarmer#cuteanimals#oldmillalpacas#alpacafarm#fibreshed#alpacayarn#familyfarm#fibreartist#handspunalpaca

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Shop update!
A quuck pic of some of the yarn that I woad dyed this week that has been added go the shop.

Check it out at www.sfonesspindlefarm.com

#stonespindlefarm #alpaca #naturadyedalpaca #naturaldyes #woad #ontarioalpaca #buylocal #womenwhofarm #womenwhofarm


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As of yesterday we had baled and stacked 413 square bales(not that I have been counting!). Two more fields to finish. #stonespindlefarm #baling #UCFS #ontarioalpaca #alpaca #whoneedscrossfit #womenwhofarm


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Even though I’m a Photographer, I do find it challenging to capture my other passion (yarn & knitting) in the best way possible. Sometimes a photo doesn’t always do the yarn justice. The colour, texture, and the softness is not the same as it is in person. But! Here is my attempt at capturing these three skeins of scrumptious yarn. Made from 100% alpaca, that ice blue colour is hand-dyed while the fawn colour and natural skeins are un-dyed. I purchased these skeins for a special birthday present last month from the shop, Alpaca Avenue @lady_olivia57, and I couldn’t be more pleased. Fellow knitters, if you haven’t tried knitting with these yarns yet, you’ve got to! The brand, Silver Cloud Alpacas, is from Ontario and they raise their alpacas on their farm with love and care. You can totally feel that in the end product. I did end up finishing the project, but will show and tell you about it another time 😊 Also - being a Photographer, I’ve had my heart set on having a wooden backdrop for a while to help showcase products. I contacted my friend and Carpenter, @jonathantongwc and he helped put these gorgeous reclaimed wood slabs together to give me exactly what I envisioned. Thank you Jon!


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The Cramahe Studio Tour is coming up fast! Join us (and potentially some newborn alpacas) for a weekend full of wonderful local art! We look forward to seeing you! #cramahestudiotour #cramahestudiotour2018 #cramahe #colborne #studiotour #OldMillAlpacas #alpacafarm #ontarioalpaca #DiscoverON #ExperienceKN #NorthumberlandT #ExploreCanada


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Eponine is thrilled about the rain today! Her pastures will be nice and green, and the temperature was nice and cool all day!
#OldMillAlpacas #alpacafarm #alpaca #alpacas #alpacasofinstagram #DiscoverON #ExperienceKN #NorthumberlandT #ExploreCanada #ontarioalpaca


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Tina our new llama arrived today. She's huge! She has only been here for a couple hours and has settled in quickly and seems to have claimed what was KitKat's favorite spot . #stonespindlefarm #llamalove #ontarioalpaca #womenwhofarm #UCFS #guardllama


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Watching the suri's fleeces blow as they stand in front of the barn fans or walk across the pasture has become one of my favourite pastimes #stonespindlefarm #ontariosurialpaca #ontarioalpaca #UCFS #surialpaca #womenwhofarm


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Road trip to Oak Ridge Farm & Wool Mill! This little store is just minutes from African Lion Safari and is an Alpaca Yarn lovers dream! They also have a wide range of meats too! The pepperettes are a favourite in our family. If you would like to visit the store or discuss Fibre processing you can contact the mill at www.oakridgefarm.ca and also find them in the Festival Barn @thewoodstockfleecefestival . #woolstock2018 #oak_ridge_farm #ontarioalpaca


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Keeping the girls cool when it's 40°C with humidity requires a bit of work. It involves a lot of fans, shade, and plenty of cold water from the hose.

We hope you and all your animal friends are staying nice and cool this week!

#OldMillAlpacas #Alpaca #Alpacas #alpacafarm #alpacasofinstagram #cuteanimals #staycool #toohot #heatwave #shareyourweather #DiscoverON #ExperienceKN #ExploreCanada #NorthumberlandT #farmanimals #farming #ontarioalpaca


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The new girls have quickly settled into the herd. I guess arguing about who is the boss in the heat is too much work. #stonespindlefarm #newherdmembers #alpaca #ontarioalpaca #ontariosurialpaca #alpacayarn #womenwhofarm #UCFS #buylocal #


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Running to the hose for a cool down! They love the water, especially on hot days!

Farm tours are available Thursday to Monday, at 12:00 and 2:00! Visit our website for tour prices.
Our store is also open from Thursday to Monday, at 11:00 to 3:00.
#OldMillAlpacas #alpaca #alpacas #alpacafarm #alpacasofinstagram #staycool #heatwave #sunnydays #warmweather #sunnydays #farm #farming #farmanimals #canadian #canadianfarmers #DiscoverON #ExperienceKN #NorthumberlandT #ExploreCanada #ontarioalpaca


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Big things going on here today. We welcomed 8 new herd members- including 4 Suris! These are "Springsteen" and his father "Warren" #stonespindlefarm #ontarioalpaca #ontariosurialpaca #newherdmembers #UCFS #womenwhofarm #familyfarm #surialpaca #supportyourlocalfarmer #ontarioalpacayarn #alpacayarn #buylocal


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Bobbins of "inlay" sungles waiting to be plied. Lincoln longwool locks from St. Isidore Farm, dyed by Fullin Woolens and home grown alpaca. #stonespindlefarm #alpaca #alpacanoveltyyarn #alpacaartyarn #womenwhofarm #fibreartist #supportyourlocalfarmer #ontarioalpaca #ontarioalpacayarn #UCFS #handspunalpaca


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Wrong place, wrong time...... I ended up in the middle of a "discussion" about pool space. #stonespindlefarm #ineedashower #womenwhofarm #alpaca #ontarioalpaca


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It was hot today so the pools were put out for the gang. This led to the question "How many aĺpacas will fit in a kiddy pool?". The answer -not as many as they would like.. #stonespindlefarm #pooltime #alpaca #ontarioalpaca #womenwhofarm #keepingeveryonecomfy #


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From Thursday to Monday every week, farm tours are available at 12:00 and 2:00! Come by and meet our 80 alpacas, learn all about the industry, and see our on-site mill where many of our products are made!

#OldMillAlpacas #NorthumberlandT #DiscoverON #ExperienceKN #ExploreCanada #KawarthasNorthumberland #localbusiness #buynorthumberland #fathersday #alpaca #alpacas #alpacasofinstagram #cuteanimals #Toronto #justoutsidethecity #ontariofarmers #ontarioalpaca #CanadianAlpaca


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Admiring a bit of Emmet's fleece today. He's so soft!

#oldmillalpacas #alpacafibre #alpacafarm #shearing2018 #rawfleece #softstuff #ontarioalpaca #fibremill


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So glad everything's green again. Have you been out to see the sheared alpacas yet? Book a tour today or visit the store and purchase one of the remaining bunch of "shears to the shearers" t-shirts to support angel hair for kids!

#oldmillalpacas #alpaca #AlpacaFarm #cuteanimals #greenliving #lovelyday #NorthumberlandT #ExperienceKN #ExploreCanada #DiscoverON #OntarioAlpaca #CanadianAlpaca


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Premiere's second fleece is stunning. So proud of this little one! She is a gorgeous bay black out of Silhouette and Astin, and is the first cria for both!
#oldmillalpacas #alpaca #alpacas #alpacasofinstagram #fleece #fibre #rawfibre #rawfleece #uppercanadafibreshed #EthicalFarming #EthicalFashion #ethicalbreeding #alpacabreeding #supersoft #ontariofarmers #canadianalpaca #ontarioalpaca #canadianfarmers


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So glad that green has returned to the farm. It's so nice to see the alpacas out with all their fleece off them, it's just too hot for that winter coat!
Come by the farm to see our freshly-shrunken alpacas! More information on tours and event booking available on our website, linked in our profile. We hope to see you soon!

#oldmillalpacas #alpaca #alpacasofinstagram #alpacas #cuteanimals #ethicalbreeding #ethicalfashion #ecofriendly #ecofashion #slowfashion #alpacabreeding #ontariofarmers #ontarioalpaca #canadianalpaca


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Excited for Shears to the Sharer event coming up! #Repost @alpacastuff with @get_repost
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Shearing's coming up fast! Who's coming by to see it? We're selling t-shirts to raise money for @angelhair4kids,
and our shearers will be sheared so they can donate their hair!
#oldmillalpacas #alpaca #alpacasofinstagram #alpacalypse #cuteanimals #fluffyanimals #charity #angelhairforkids #donate #fundraiser #NorthumberlandT #ExperienceKN #kawarthanow #toronto #justoutsidethecity #ontarioalpaca


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Shearing's coming up fast! Who's coming by to see it? We're selling t-shirts to raise money for @angelhair4kids,
and our shearers will be sheared so they can donate their hair!
#oldmillalpacas #alpaca #alpacasofinstagram #alpacalypse #cuteanimals #fluffyanimals #charity #angelhairforkids #donate #fundraiser #NorthumberlandT #ExperienceKN #kawarthanow #toronto #justoutsidethecity #ontarioalpaca


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Kizmet: the ultimate gentleman. Yesterday, we brought this handsome boy to the girls' barn for spit-checks! He never pushed the ladies, and took each of the rejections in his stride. He trotted as happily back from his task as he did toward it! We are so proud of this boy.
Kizmet is available for breeding as a proven herdsire. His offspring have his charisma and enthusiasm, as well as his incredible fleece! If you are interested in adding his genetics to your herd, please check out our "herdsires" page on our website. (Link in profile)

#oldmillalpacas #alpaca #alpacas #alpacasofinstagran #herdsire #breeding #ethicalfarming #ecofriendly #cute #cuteanimals #gentleman #sweetboy #uppercanadafibreshed #responsiblebreeding


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Super Hubby and one of the girls in a stand off. He needed to dump the tractor bucket and she was standing on top of it and not inclined to move. Took some jiggling but she finally decided to move. #stonespindlefarm #springbarncleaning #youreallyneedtomove #alpaca #ontarioalpaca #UCFS #familyfarm #buylocal #supportyourlocalfarmer


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Maternity ward is set up and ready for action. With this weather I keep telling everyone "not yet!". We are watching very closely but I am still nervous. #stonespindlefarm #notyetitistoocold #UCFS #alpaca #criawatch #ontarioalpaca #womenwhofarm #buylocal #supportyourlocalfarmer


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In between all the bad weathér and website building I found the time to ginish these 2 little gems. Great way to use up some of the multitude of part balls rolling around. #stonespindlefarm #alpacagoodness #ontarioalpacayarn #ontarioalpaca #handdyedalpaca #handmade #womenwhofarm #alpacayarn #alpaca #buylocal #supportyourlocalfarmer #havenotknitasweaterinawhile


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I have been spending alot of time looking at this view lately. I have been working hard getting our website set up. Stay tuned! #stonespindlefarm #UCFS #ijustwanttospin #ontarioalpaca #womenwhofarm #buylocal #supportyourlocalfarmer #wearehittingtheweb #learningcurve #alpacagoodness #tiredofthecomputerscreen


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After days of stalking the girls with my cell phone at the ready I finally got some cria bump video. I think Ariadne will be glad when this cria greets the world and isn't tap dancing on her insides. #stonespindlefarm #alpaca #ontarioalpaca #UCFS #womenwhofarm #supportyourlocalfarmer #countdownison


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Ariadne hid her pregnancy until a couple of days ago when I was in the barn watching everyone and just happened to look over and see her stomach moving. Conner hopped 2 fences last year and spent the afternoon visiting with his new lady friends so we are watching everyone closely right now to see if there are any others. Things are about to get busy! #stonespindlefarm #UCFS #connersbreakout #alpaca #ontarioalpaca #criahopes #howmanycantherebe #womenwhofarm #buylocal #familyfarm


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We haven't disappeared, but we have been busy- but more about that later.....
I just spent a few minutes after feeding watching Kalifornia's stomach moving! The count down is on. 1 month till her due date.
Now if I could get an opportunity to watch someone else to get some confirmation that would make me very happy. #stonespindlefarm #ontarioalpaca #criahopes #UCFS #alpaca #womenwhofarm #buylocal #supportyourlocalfarmer


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I finally got Sam to stop staring at the girls long enough to take his photo. #stonespindlefarm #sam ##alpacayarn #alpaca #ontarioalpaca #UCFS #ontarioalpacayarn #womenwhofarm #buylocal #supportyourlocalfarmer #femalefarmer


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I think Connor likes having his picture taken. He stays still, poses, and waits till I am done. If the others would be as cooperative it would be wonderful. #stonespindlefarm #conner #ontarioalpaca #alpaca #alpacayarn #ontarioalpacayarn #womenwhofarm #buylocal #supportyourlocalfarmer #UCFS #femalefarmer


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Third times the charm for my Sanquhar gloves. The fabric is firm and dense just like gloves should be. I need to drag myself away though so I can start to get the remaining skeins of this delicious yarn washed snd ready for sale. #stonespindlefarm #alpacayarn #alpacagoodness #sockyarnsanquhar #alpacasockyarn #womenwhofarm #ontarioalpaca #ontarioalpacayarn #UCFS #fibreartist #fibreshed #buylocal #femalefarmer #supportyourlocalfarmer


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Knitting on some Sanquhar gloves with our latest batch of sock yarn. I forgot how different the morning light in the Canadian Rockies is compared to home. #stonespindlefarm #alpacayarn ##alpacasockyarn #travelknitting #knittersofinstagram #sanquhargloves #fibreartist #fibreshed #UCFS #femalefarmer #ontarioalpacayarn #ontarioalpaca #womenwhofarm #buylocal


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At Landmade we also got the opportunity to connect personally with many of the people that we only know from the digital world. If you see us, stop and say hi! It's nice to meet the human behind the photo that we see online #stonespindlefarm #fibreshed #Landmade2018 #UCFS #ontarioalpaca #handspunalpaca #buylocal


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We had a wonderful day at Landmade yesterday. Meeting with fibre people and showcasing the quality and variety of products that ontario farmers produce is always a pleasure. The highlight for us were the people coming back to find us because they loved the yarn and roving they got last year. Thankyou for your kind words and support. Every producer there appreciated it. See you for Landmade 2019! #stonespindlefarm #UCFS #fibreshed #ontarioalpacayarn #ontarioalpaca #womenwhofarm #alpaca #handspunalpaca #Landmade2018 #thankyou


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That fist -pumping , high-fivin' moment when you know your woad stock reduced properly. #stonespindlefarm #naturadyedalpaca #woad #landmade2018 #UCFS #fibreshed #fibreartist #ontarioalpacayarn #ontarioalpaca #femalefarmer #buylocal #womenwhofarm


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Marigolds, black walnuts, and madder. The final stages in the natural dye process. Nice to see glorious colour after all that growing and gathering. #stonespindlefarm #naturadyedalpaca #ontarioalpaca #ontarioalpacayarn #handspunalpaca #UCFS #fibreshed #fibreartist #femalefarmer #buylocal #womenwhofarm


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Moira and Maya waiting for me to finish filling feeders - because 1 empty one is one too many. #stonespindlefarm #ontarioalpaca #UCFS #fibreshed #femalefarmer #ontarioalpacayarn #feedingtime #buylocal #alpaca #alpacagoodness #womenwhofarm


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A quick peek at some of the alpaca goodness we have been working on for Landmade in TO February 4. #stonespindlefarm #UCFS #fibreshed #alpaca #ontarioalpacayarn #ontarioalpaca #handspunalpaca #handspunyarn #naturalalpaca #familyfarm #womenwhofarm #buylocal #femalefarmer #alpacagoodness


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Being small means Adele tends to get pushed around when we are feeding pellets to the herd. To make certain that she gets her share she comes to us and we hold the bucket and keep the others back while she eats. #stonespindlefarm #alpaca #ontarioalpaca #femalefarmer #supportyourlocalfarmer #fibreshed #fibreartist #familyfarm #UCFS


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A box of possibilities. One of our mill orders was return today. Fleeces from Ariadne, Adia, Divine, and Cyron were blended with a beautiful wool fleece from Thistledew Farm to make sweater yarn. Saphira and Simba's fleeces came back in roving that is so soft. Next stop-the dye pot! #stonespindlefarm #alpacayarn ##ontarioalpacayarn #ontarioalpaca #buylocal #femalefarmer #fibreartist #fibreshed #UCFS #landmade2018 #familyfarm


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We will be open for shopping tomorrow from 10-3. Hopefully the snow will have stopped! #stonespindlefarm #christmasintamworth #buylocal #UCFS #alpaca #alpacagoodness #supportyourlocalfarmer #ontarioalpaca #femalefarmer


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Not sure what size, colour, or style? Gift certificates are a great choice. We can craft their bit of alpaca goodness in the new year. #stonespindlefarm
#christmasideas #UCFS #ontarioalpaca #supportyourlocalfarmer #alpaca #buylocal #womenwhofarm #fibreartist


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Franny and Keesha getting up close at our Christmas Open House last Sunday #stonespindlefarm #ontarioalpaca #ontarioalpacayarn #womenwhofarm #buylocal #supportyourlocalfarmer #alpaca #femalefarmer #UCFS


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Got everyone in bed so it's time to get some knitting done. Simple, squishy and oh so soft. This lace scarf from our little Adele is making it hard not to keep this one to myself. #stonespindlefarm #UCFS #ontarioalpacayarn #ontarioalpaca #handspunalpaca #naturalcolouredalpaca #womenwhofarm #buylocal #christmasideas #handknitalpaca #knittersofinstagram #femalefarmer #familyfarm


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