What an exciting year this has been for Pedro & Napoleon Alpacas from Lavender BnB Farm in Sonoma, California with their movie debut (Holiday Harmony) with Brooke Shields , Annelise Cepero, Directed by Shaun Paul Piccinino and produced by Ali Afshar. Pedro (alpaca) had a small, yet pivotal role in the movie in which the main character, played by Annelise Cepero, encounters Pedro on the road while she's driving and swerves to avoid hitting Pedro and crashes into a fence. As a result of her crash she gets stuck in a small town called Harmony Spring in Oklahoma. The movie was shot in Petaluma, California, just a few minutes from the Alpaca Farm in Sonoma, California. Click below to see the trailer for this movie now streaming on HBO Max.
Holistic wellness alpaca farm (Lavender Bnb Farm) & Airbnb Farmstay in Sonoma has an awesome gift shop curated with the most unique self-care and artisan-made natural fibers and products and is so happy to introduce Ambre Blends to their gift shop!
Rosey Alpaca & Beating Rickets Naturally
Our precious ROSEY was born smaller than the average alpaca . Her dad is smaller than the average alpaca and she took more of her dads genes.
She was growing up steadily til one day we noticed she was sitting more than usual. Then after a week or so she was laying down more than usual and not getting up. We phoned different vets to see if they can help us diagnose her but no help was received as most said they’d have to see her in person to help her out which wasn’t easy for us to do at the time as it required we take her there to the vet and keeping her away from her mother wasn't a great idea in her condition.
As first time baby alpaca owner's were a little worried about the condition of Rosey as we felt helpless not knowing what we can do to help her. But thankfully thanks to the little information of other alpaca owners and their similar experiences we found on the internet we were not only able to diagnose Rosey but we were able to give her the needed supplements in a timely fashion to help her improve greatly and get her stabilized.
ENS Pup Training- 5 benefits for pups
We were first introduced to this amazing program just before we got our furbabe, Teddy. We had him go through this wonderful ENS training that have had the most amazing outcome for our furbabe. We love it so much that every single puppy that comes from our breeding program will be ENS trained from the age of 3- 16 days old, preparing them for their forever homes. Check out what the benefits are that every puppy will be participating in from our breeding program.
The AKC (American Kennel Club) posted an article entitled, " Puppy Socialization Starts With The Breeder- 2nd in Series". The article brought out how research shows that encouraging a stable temperament starts with the breeders before a puppy is even born. Since the puppies can't see until 10 days old, or hear until 2 weeks old, this stage is a crucial one for the puppies healthy development. A gentle handling of the puppies is encouraged at least twice per day.
Another thing breeders can do is instill the ENS training for the puppies everyday from 3 to 16 days old, the time period of rapid neurological development in the puppies. During this crucial stage the puppies are very sensitive and respond well to ENS exercises.
Pets & essential oils Benefits
The pet industry is a BIG business with over 62 billion being spent on pets in 2016. There is a better, safer & more affordable alternative when it comes to treating your furbabe.
Check out the essential oils that have been used on pets and been successful and each of the benefits. (Most info from Dr. Axe)
*Be sure to check out the "Safety Tips For Using Oils w/Furbabes" towards the end of the article.
the 10 essentials of puppy care
Puppies are such a special gift to have! A beautiful treasure that requires daily care. The best way to care for your pups is to be prepared before getting one and ensuring that your home is a safe-haven place where they can thrive with health, happiness & security. Here are 10 great tips to be ready for your precious pup.
You had me at Merlot Matanzas Creek Winery! A recent visit to this fabulous Bennett Valley Winery had us singing their praises. They are a boutique style winery that produces limited quantities of top quality wines, including Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Noir & Chardonnay. But their must try signature wines are their Merlots, Merlot blends & Sauvignon Blanc ... over 18 varieties to try of those wines combined alone (while supplies last ofcourse)!
Little Vineyards Big Bold Wines
We couldn't be happier that we stumbled upon such a wonderful Double Gold Medal Winner boutique family owned & run winery tucked away amongst the "Little" vineyards in a quaint town of Glen Ellen.
Yas H. Castro
Realtor, Animal lover, Farmher, Foodie, Traveler, No Waste & Simple Toxin-free Living Advocate