As 2022 comes to a close, we at Badger Canyon Farm have the opportunity to reflect on all that has happened here on the farm this past year.
• Our alpaca herd continues to grow. We welcomed four new crias to the farm (2 boys & 2 girls). With their proven, exceptional genetics, we are excited to watch them grow and develop.
• In our second year of alpaca showing, we competed in a total of 4 halter shows, 1 walking fleece show, and 1 IFA fleece show. We brought home ribbons of all colors including a reserve color champion (congrats to our Honour!).
• Thanks to our success in the 2021 show ring, AOA awarded us with 6th place in the new High Point system for New Small Huacaya Breeders.
• We are still waiting to pick up our processed alpaca fleece from the mill. We can’t wait to see all of the beautiful skeins of yarn and the roving from our animals. Keep your eye on the store as we update it with handwoven creations made from this beautiful yarn.
• We sold two of our llamas this year. Harley and her daughter, Corona will be heading to their new home this spring.
• To add some genetic diversity to our chicken flock, we introduced a few new breeds to the coop, including Cream Crested Legbar and Black Copper Maran.
• With everything else going on at the farm, we did not rebuild our bee colony. We are hoping to purchase a few new bee nucs this spring so that we can have some more delicious local honey in the fall.
We are excited to see what 2023 has in store. New cria, more shows, stunning products and new friends.