Category: Alpacas

Small is Mighty at Macedo’s Mini Acre

Written & Photographed by Kalie Ilana Cassel-Feiss Four generations ago, two families immigrated from far away lands to settle in a small town in the Central Valley of California. In this town called Turlock, Larry and Maureen Macedo now continue the tradition of their ancestors: Larry’s from Portugal, and Maureen’s from Sweden. Upon settling in […]

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Fibershed Knitalong Wrap-Up

This is the second blog featuring the Fibershed Knitalong, a collaborative endeavor to support us all growing closer to the land that shelters us. If you missed the first blog, read about the project and the ‘Roundtable’ of knitters who joined in to kick off this community effort. Here, we checked in with Fibershed members and supporters to reflect on […]

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A Merry Menagerie

Written by Terra Christian and photographed by Alycia Lang Tucked in the golden, rolling hills just north of Vacaville, California, Menagerie Hill Ranch is a small, family-run alpaca ranch .  Deb Galway and Kirk Howard, the owners and operators, started keeping animals with just a few sheep to keep the grass down some twenty years […]

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Eye of the Stockwoman

Written by Traci Prendergast and photographed by Alycia Lang As I park at Spring Coyote Ranch, the first thing that comes into perspective is the sweeping view of Tomales Bay.  In between the water and myself is Kelli and Ken Dunaj’s home. From the outside, it looks like a modern house mixed with elements of wood […]

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Surfing Serendipity with Mary Pettis-Sarley

Story by Caroline Spurgin, photos by Paige Green Mary Pettis-Sarley is primarily concerned with knitting herself into the fabric of her world, and her world is anything but ordinary. She is sage and earthy, philosophical and pragmatic; she seems to exist on two planes, one highly metaphysical, the other profoundly terrestrial—neither involves the mundane. Yet, […]

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