Archive for December, 2008

Irish Wish for the New Year

DH sent me this Irish wish. I wanted to share it with you and wish YOU a Happy New Year. May there always be work for your hands to do; May your purse always hold a coin or two; May the sun always shine on your windowpane; May a rainbow be certain to follow each [...]

Save 25% on Alpacas – Christmas Day!

Merry Christmas from Fairhope Alpacas! To save 25% off your favorite alpaca’s list price, send us an email on Christmas Day with your intent to purchase which alpaca(s). First come, first served, and we’ll have you okay the paperwork by December 31, 2008. You get your 2008 tax advantages and put an alpaca under the [...]

Stay Motivated in Down Economy

In this down economy, when people are holding on tightly to their cash, it is easy for those of us in sales to become discouraged. Here are some ways, inspired by Bill Rice, to stay motivated. Expect to Succeed. What you expect is what you get. Set high goals, and meet them. A positive attitude [...]

Determining Secondary Color

In Alpaca Color Genetics, I talked about finding out an alpaca’s secondary color. Then Beth asked me how to do that. You might ask why you want to know the secondary color of your animal. I’ll try to answer these questions here. From what I understand, each alpaca has a primary and a secondary color. [...]

1st Million-Dollar Alpaca Goes to Greener Pastures

On December 4th, 2008, the legendary alpaca, 4Peruvian Legacy 6016 lost his battle with cancer at the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine in Blacksburg, VA. Legacy was born in 1994 on Don Julio Barreda’s famous Accoyo Estancia ranch. Legacy came to the United States during the fourth Peruvian importation in 1996. When the Virginia [...]

Giveaway: Day 12 – $100 Home Depot Gift Card

The Grand Finale of our 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway is a $100 Home Depot Gift Card. We love Hope Depot. What’s not to love? We buy tons of stuff for the farm there. Our fans that keep the alpacas cool in the summer come from there. I buy Home Improvement and Decorating magazines there. [...]

3 Truths for Small Biz Owners

Everyone Needs A Mentor. There is always something to be learned from someone who has been there longer or who has been more successful than you have. Find someone in your field that you admire and get to know them. See if they can offer you tips and helpful ideas. There’s not a single successful [...]

Get Back Up…Again & Again

“Success consists of getting up once oftener than you fall down.” ~ Anonymous This quote seemed fitting today considering our economic climate. It mirrors my thoughts these days. How about you? Leave a comment and let me know what you think.

Secrets That Sell Alpacas #4

Remember your veterinarian this holiday season. Give them a pair of alpaca socks, a book on alpaca health care, or something that will remind them how much they like working for you and your alpacas! Invest in a subscription of Alpacas Magazine for your veterinarian. When their new issue arrives they can read the health [...]

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