|Chloe, Molly, Pan, Bailey, Meadow, & Furio|
|Amanda & the Alpacas|
|Goats & Chickens|
|Sweet Smelling Molly|
Driving Directions to Sundown Alpaca Ranch
From I-75, exit at (M-68) Indian River. Turn east on M-68 driving towards the City of Onaway. Drive thru Onaway continuing east towards Rogers City for 6 to 7 miles. Turn left (North) on Ocqueoc Rd. Follow another 6 miles to Schaedig Hwy. (Landmark is a white church). Turn right (east) on Schaedig Hwy. follow to the end of road (dead end) and then turn left on W. River Ridge Rd.(Private Rd). Follow around curve and driveway for Sundown Alpaca Ranch on left side.
From US-23, turn south on Ocqueoc Rd (at the mouth of the river by the Hammond Bay Party store). Follow for about three miles to Schaedig Hwy, making a left (East, landmark is a white church). Follow to the end of the road and turn left on W. River Ridge Rd. (Private rd). Follow around curve and driveway for Sundown Alpaca Ranch on left side.
|Mom & Son|
|Pan guarding his newest alpaca|
|Do you have any sunscreen?|
|Are you awake?|
|Meadow the thief|
|Some of the girls & cria|
|This year's cria is shorn|
|My Carding Machine|
|10/7/1998 - 5/12/2011|
|Wide Brimmed Fedora|
Now that the weather is warming, our Maremma's start to shed their second coat. They have two coats to keep them warm during the winter. Here is a picture of Gary brushing Pan.
They shed so much, I could spin a lot of yarn with it.
Here is Pan after his first brushing. There will be several more as he is not done shedding all of that undercoat.
We live on the Ocqueoc River. Our house is high up on a ridge and is set back 400 ft. from the river.
When we built here they told us that there was a 100 year flood plain down by the river. If we would have built closer to the river the house would be sitting in the water at this time. After all of the snow melting from the storm and all the rain we've had here the last two days, the river has finally flooded some of our property. Here are a few pictures.
The river is flooding on both sides. Normally this bend is only about 10 to 12 feet across.
Normally the banks in the summer are about 5 feet above the water level
This is yet another view of the water flowing on the property.
This poor bird is sitting up on the tallest trees by the river. Hopefully it didn't lose a nest.
The alpacas, and all other animals are fine. They are just a little wet and the barnyard and pastures have a lot of water in them. We are supposed to have more rain this afternoon. Friday is going to be a sunny day. We sure do need it.