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Snow in Fredericskburg, TX

Lynne Renaud in Snow

Goats in Snow!
Goats in Hill Country Snow

by Lynne Renaud

If you don’t like the weather in Texas, just wait around 5 minutes, it’ll change. On February 23,2010 we experienced 4-6 inches of snow in our beautiful Hill Country, which really isn’t that exciting for most people, but to us it’s pretty darn exciting

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March 15, 2010 Posted by | Fredericksburg TX | , , , , , | Comments Off on Texas Weather

VISIONS OF THE 2009 GILLESPIE COUNTY FAIR

 

 

 

Presented by Lynne Renaud

August 27, 2009 Posted by | Fredericksburg TX, real estate | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on VISIONS OF THE 2009 GILLESPIE COUNTY FAIR

Alpacas – now in Fredericksburg

Lynne Renaud, Sales Associate

Lynne Renaud, Sales Associate

Alpacas are making their presence known around Fredericksburg. 

The graceful herds originated in the South American Andes Mountains where their fleece was prized as “Fiber of the Gods”.  After a period of decline in the 17th century, the most hardy of the herds survived in the high altitude and harsh landscape of the Andes.  The resulting bloodlines produced hardy, agile animals with dense, high quality fiver.  The Alpacas were introduced to America and Canada in 1984 and immediately became a beloved part of the North American landscape.
Alpaca facts: 

a. Camelid familyHair, what hair

                        b. Three stomachs (similar to the ruminant with 4 stomachs)

                              c.  Selective grazers eating pasture grasses and hay

d. Chew their cud similar to a cow.

e. Two types: Huacaya, and Suri.

f. Soft padded feet and no top teeth.

g. Average height: 36″

h. Average weight from 100-175 pounds.

i. Alpacas have a life span of about 15 – 20 years. 

j. They provide fleece for a lifetime and the fleece comes in 22 colors that are recognized ty the textile industry.

k. They provide 5 – 10 pounds of soft, warm fiver that is turned into the most luxurious garments in the world.

 

Alpacas

Alpacas

June 3, 2009 Posted by | Fredericksburg TX | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Alpacas – now in Fredericksburg