If you are looking for the best place to stay in our neighborhood, Adobe and Roses B&B is less than a 1/4 mile walk away on the lovely North Valley Acequia from our ranch. Dorothy is a fantastic host and has a beautiful property. For more information go to http://www.adobeandroses.com/. The address is 1011 Ortega Road NW Albuquerque, New Mexico 87114 (505) 898-0654. (note: Adobe and Roses is booked for the Camelidynamics Clinic)
Llamas del Sol is very lucky to have Albuquerque Alpacas as a neighbor. Leslie Stoddard has been very generous with her time and her expertise in camelid handling and care from which we have learned a great deal. We are also amazed at her wonderful alpaca fiber and stylish garments for sale in her shop. Go see her shop and get a tour of her ranch and meeting spaces. For more information go to http://www.albuquerquealpacas.com/.
The Llamas del Sol Ranch hosted fabulous a clinic in October with Marty McGee Bennett, Camelidynamics founder. The clinic covered gentle and effective techniques of handling and caring for your animals without fear or force. It also included several other topics concerning animal behavior and management including TTEAM and TTouch training developed by Linda Tellington-Jones. Marty McGee Bennett has more than 25 years of camelid (camels, llamas, and alpacas) handling plus in-depth knowledge of fiber and fiber processing. We had a terrific showing from the community as well as folks traveling from all our neighboring states and even Germany!
This would not have been nearly so successful had it not been for the generosity and good will of my neighbors. I was so proud of my neighborhood here in the Villiage of Alameda as there was so much interest and support. We had 20 attendees and about 25 anaimals - llamas and alpacas to work with. Leslie Stoddard of Albuquerque Alapacas provided extra alpacas and panels, Ruth and Lance Baldwin provided tents to shade us from the sun, Nellie and Chris Chavez provided chairs and a wonderful green chili stew for lunch, Leonard and Julia Martinez provided over 20 panels, Larry and Carolyn Bizell provided panels, and then there were all the attendees who came and made it all possible.
We learned a tremendous amount and got to know each other and a variety of animals including Carolyn Ownby's Montana rescue llamas from the horrible situation in Montana last winter that required over 300 llamas to be evacated to save their lives. And what wonderful llamas they were to have at the clinic as they proved that llamas coming from a difficult situation can be revived and become very well adjusted and trust people again. The camelidynamic techniques were such a great fit and we saw a new favorable response.
This is an excellent opportunity for anyone interested in or currently raising fiber animals. You will develop a better relationship with your animals while still getting the job done. For more information about the Camelidynamics Clinics, go to www.camelidynamics.com