Carrageen Suri Alpacas LLC

Serious about Suris

John and Carol Furman
82 West Gray RoadGray, ME 04039
207-653-1144
207-653-1759

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Winter at Carrageen Alpacas and Alpacas for sale

Here in Maine we are experiencing one of the most brutal winters in a long time. Sub zero mornings make chores slower and not as much fun. However the alpacas are doing well. They are kept out of the wind gusts and have plenty of hay. We are looking forward to spring!
Our store is doing well. Socks seem o be the best selling item though gloves, scarves and hats are going fast also.
For those of you are looking to expand your herd with quality alpacas, please keep us in mind. We have alpacas from Snowmass, Sweetbriar, Suri Paco and our own Carrageen lines. We can provide great package deals and Carrageen Alpacas is always there for you after the sale. We remember our early days of alpaca ownership and how others helped us. We want to continue helping our clients!


Monday, July 28, 2014

Maine Open Farm Day

Many thanks to the many people who attended our Maine Open Farm event held yesterday. We had a great time with talks about the alpaca life style, starting a farm and giving a variety of fiber demonstrations. There were many smiling faces when they saw our animals. The alpacas had a great time showing off for the visitors!

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Armando, the newest member of our herd!

Carrageen Alpacas is proud to announce the acquisition of a stunning 16 month old male, SuriPaco's Armando.
This light fawn boy has it all, lock, twist, luster and density! Pictures are soon to follow. We are proud to add his genetics to our growing herd. For more information contact us at carrageens@securespeed.com.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

A new addition to our herd

We have just added a beautiful white girl to our herd. Her name is SuriPaco's Petra. She has a sweet personality and her fleece is wonderful. Great locking and fineness. You can see her in at MAPACA in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.
Our goal has always been to improve our herd and fleece quality each year. This we feel we are accomplishing. By combining Snowmass, Sweetbriar and SuriPaco genetics in addition to a variety of colors, we are now able to provide a quality we are very proud of.

Monday, April 7, 2014

Congratulations to our show winners!

Congratulations to our Domingo who took a 4th place at the National and a 1st at the North American Alpaca Show!
Congratulations to Allante who took a 4th place at the National!
Congratulations to Clarita and Isis for each taking a 1st at the North American Alpaca Show!

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Making it through the cold winter

No one needs to be reminded that it has been an unusually cold winter here in the northeast. We have had many days of sub-zero and single digit temperatures.
While alpacas generally do well in the cold, precautions need to be taken. Making sure that they have clean dry straw bedding, housing ( a barn or run-in shed) and a ready supply of hay and warm water will help them make it though this tough period.
Also if crias are around, having a warm room for them to spend the night will give them the needed extra protection they need.
And PLEASE...check on your alpacas on a regular basis. Bad things can happen quickly, so don't let them be unsupervised for extended periods.
And one more thing..be sure to keep your barn or shed free of hanging ice. This can easily fall and injure your animals.

Sunday, October 13, 2013

A new cria at Carrageen!

On September 30, Our Annie delivered a beautiful pattern girl, Elizabeth. Weighing 12.7 lbs. at birth, she has quickly gained weight and is now romping with her other cria friends. What a sweetheart she is, just like her mother!

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Fall activities at Carrageen Alpacas

How quickly the Summer went! Now it's time to prepare for the Fall.
We will be having 2 crias soon. Our Gentle Annie and Sojourner Truth are due to deliver within the next month. We are very excited about the prospects of that.
Also we are busy fencing in our new property addition. We have added 10 acres but are only fencing in 2 right now. The rest will be done next Spring and early Summer.
We are also making plans for National Open Farm Days (Sept. 28 and 29). That should be a lot of fun.
There is never a dull moment in the alpaca world!

Monday, August 19, 2013

Finally our last summer Cria at Carrageen!

It took 10 days longer than we expected, but our JackeeO finally delivered a healthy 12.7 lb. (today a 13.3 lb.) boy. He is a pattern but has a nice full brown on the blanket. Mom is doing great. She definitely has read the motherhood book! No name yet, but we'll have one soon.

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Two more Carrageen crias!

Ginesa one day old

Ginesa one day old

On August 7, 2013 we added 2 more cria to our herd. at 8:52 AM our Chipita gave birth to a beautiful white girl, Ginesa. Her grandfather (the great Crown Royale out of Sweetbriar Farm) was white so we think that his genes have come through in her. She just shines in the sun. Father Roth ( son of Crown Royale) hs done us proud.
At 12;20 our Jasmine gave birth to a stunning medium fawn boy, Allante. This guy weighed in at 20.2 and is a bundle of energy. He also was fathered by Roth and has many of his traits and looks. Now we have to start thinking of names...
Allante just born

Allante just born