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  • 01:01

    Lose Weight! 100# Lighter With Joy

    in Women

    During this program you'll discover:



    The Five Weight Loss Secrets You’re Gonna Love &
    The Five Questions That Will Carry You Along Your Weight Loss Journey with Joy\


    Tina Joy Cochran is certified health coach and obesity survivor and the creator of the Empowered Alignment Life Design consulting technique. She is an author, blogger, speaker, business owner and founder of the nonprofit Alpacas for Autism (AlpacasForAutism.org). She lives with her husband and son on a 25-acre alpaca ranch in Adrian, Missouri. Learn more at:  www.TinaJoyCochran.com

  • 01:30

    Attack of the Alpaca

    in News

    Tonight on the Stage Right show we are going to discuss the return of that fierce alpaca, Retracto. Also, interview with the man that cause Big Government to be inundated with negative commenters because of his explosive new post. All that, plus your calls.

  • 01:07

    Mtn Peaks Therapy Llamas & Alpacas - Interview with Lori Gregory

    in Family

    Arguably the biggest celebrity in the llama world is Rojo the Llama, a charming therapy animal from Mtn Peaks Therapy Llamas & Alpacas that has completed over 800 therapy visits throughout the Portland, OR and Vancouver, WA area since being certified 7 years ago. Attendees of Autism Empowerment's Easter Egg Hunt for Acceptance of All Abilities in April 2014 lined up for the chance to share kisses, carrots and hugs.


    According to Rojo's Facebook page, "I've always been a little weird because I LOVE being around people! That's why my owners decided to get me certified in 2007 through the DoveLewis Animal-Assisted Therapy Program in Portland, OR. My roommate, Smokey also passed his certification with flying colors, and now we also have a rescued llama named Beni, and three very sweet alpacas named Napoleon, Andre, and Jean-Pierre at our place that also do therapy visitation. We leave the farm at least 3 - 5 times every week to visit kids with special needs and old folks in retirement homes. We also get to do lots of fun parties and PR events throughout the year down in the "big city" of Portland - I love it when everybody freaks out when they see us walking around downtown!"


    Although Rojo has figured out how to express himself in llama talk and through Facebook, he hasn't quite mastered the art of the radio interview. Today we are delighted to welcome Lori Gregory, President of Mtn Peaks Therapy Llamas & Alpacas to share the history behind their nonprofit organization, anecdotes about their activities and insight regarding what makes therapy animals like Rojo, Smokey, Napoleon and friends so appealing to children and senior citizens. 


    RojoTheLlama.com and facebook.com/rojothellama

  • 01:38

    January Breeds; Sharlea Merino, Debouillet and Rambouillet sheep

    in Education

    Sponsored by Oh Kruse and their Perfection and Showstring feeds.  Oh Kruse feeds Namaste Farms Champions  www.ohkruse.com


    Join Kimberly McAlindin, Natalie Redding and Martin Dally for a night of laughs, entertainment and education.  Learn about these finewool sheep and some of the controversy surrounding the Sharlea's.


    January Breedbox sponsors:  Hamptonartisticyarns.etsy.com where you can purchase all things spinning.  Check out Hamptonartisticyarns.etsy.com for hand dyed roving, handspun yarns, silk brick and add ins.  Also, please check my favorite Online Mercantile Sevenoaksfarm.virb.com where you can purchase all things alpaca including, blankets, sweaters, gloves, socks, and some of the cutest hats and scarves.  www.sevenoaksfarm.virb.com also has amazing gift boxes, candles, soaps, you name it. Please support our sponsors, don't just look; buy.  


     


     

  • 01:38

    Alpacas in the USA!

    in Education

    This episode introduces you to your host, Wren, along with information about alpacas in the united states.  We'll talk a little about the history of alpacas, the history of their arrival to the U.S., and address the present state of the industry, as well as where it's expected to "go."


    If you've been curious about alpacas and haven't purchased any of these wonderful creatures yet, this is the show for you! There are important realities to consider when deciding whether or not a life caring for and, perhaps, breeding alpacas is for you.  It's not for everyone, despite what some may tell you. You may find that owning alpacas IS for you, but that you will do better to board them on an established farm; or, you may want to form a cooperative or partnership with others on one farm location.  There are many ways to incorporate alpacas into your life, if you want to!


    For some folks, the ideal positioning with alpacas will be with the fleeces and the wide variety of products made from them.  Alpaca has long been considered "the fiber of the gods," and for very good reason.  It rivals cashmere in luxury, fineness and luster, is considered hypo-allergenic and is grown in more natural colors, right on the bodies of beautiful alpacas, than any other fiber bearing animal on the planet.  If all-natural, chemical free, made-in-the-USA products excite you, you could have an excellent, highly lucrative business in the alpaca fiber and products industry.  There are more alpaca fleeces available in the USA every year as the national herd grows, and producers are ready to provide them to you for market!


    There is a use for absolutely every grade of alpaca clipped, from the finest of the fine to the coarsest of the most elderly alpacas. Useful, valuable products are made from all of it.


    Here's the "skinny" on Alpacas in the USA!

  • 01:02

    Alpacas in the USA! - Introduction to Alpacas

    in Education

    This episode introduces you to the facts about what it IS and what it IS NOT to have alpacas in the united states.  We'll talk a little about the history of alpacas, the history of their arrival to the U.S., and address the present state of the industry, as well as where it's expected to "go."


    If you've been curious about alpacas and haven't purchased any of these wonderful creatures yet, this is the show for you!  There are some important realities to consider when deciding whether or not a life caring for and, perhaps, breeding alpacas is for you.  It's not for everyone, despite what some may tell you.  You may find that owning alpacas is for you, but that you will do better to board them on an established farm; or, you may want to form a cooperative or partnership with others on one farm location.  There are many ways to incorporate alpacas into your life, if you want to!


    For some folks, the ideal positioning with alpacas will be with the fleeces and the wide variety of products made from them.  Alpaca has long been considered "the fiber of the gods," and for very good reason.  It rivals cashmere in luxury, fineness and luster, is considered hypo-allergenic and is grown in more natural colors, right on the bodies of beautiful alpacas, than any other fiber bearing animal on the planet.  If all-natural, chemical free, made-in-the-USA products excite you, you could have an excellent, highly lucrative business in the alpaca fiber and products industry.  There are more alpaca fleeces available in the USA every year as the national herd grows, and producers are ready to provide them to you for market!


    There is a use for absolutely every grade of alpaca clipped, from the finest of the fine to the coarsest of the most elderly alpacas. Useful, valuable products are made from all of it.


    Here's the "skinny" on Alpacas in the USA!

  • 00:28

    Alpacas in the USA! - All Q&A Show 1

    in Education

    This show is wide open to call-in questions from listeners, and answers provided freely by host, Wren Owens, and her special guest, Lona Nelsen Frank of Alpacas of Tualatin Valley.


    Wren has raised and professionally marketed and brokered alpacas since 2004 in upstate New York.  She is the founder of Alpacas in the USA (www.alpacasintheusa.com) and owner/operator of Close-Knit Alpacas and its private, password protected online alpaca purchasing environment known as The Secret Meadow, "The Place Where New Beginnings Are Born"  (www.The-Secret-Meadow.com).  Creator of other such unique marketing campaigns as "Make an Offer Monday!" "The Crazy Golden Egg'capade!" "Valentine Twosomes," "Miracle Season" and "Matchmakin' Merriment!" Ms. Owens brings a 20+ year career background in film, tv and radio to her creations.  She also wrote and implemented a college level syllabus for an intensive hands-on training program called "Intern to Learn," open to students and others seeking hands-on one-on-one training in farm management over 10 to 12 weeks.


    Lona Nelsen Frank brings to the show many years of experience in raising and breeding alpacas in Oregon. [a bio on Lona is coming, so check back soon!]

  • 01:25

    Martin Dally and German Sheep Breeds

    in Education

    Tune in tonight at 6:00 lb Pacific to a night of all things German sheep breeds.  The breeds we discuss about tonight are, for the most part, Landrace breeds which are exceptionally hardy and used  (much like Herwicks in the UK) to maintain topography of certian regions.  Martin Dally of Super Sire LTD will be here to talk about the specific samples in the November breedboxes (available at Namastefarms.com) and about the breeds themselves.


    Channel sponsored by OH Kruse and their Show String linge of feeds.


    Breedbox sponsors:


    Hampton Artistic Yarns:  Hamptonartisticyarns.etsy.com  I love Hampton Artistic Yarns for her spinning products such as silk bricks, dyed rovings, batts and even handspun yarns.  The proprieter, Debbie Johnson, has a great way of organizing her shop in terms of colors.  Find items you need;  browse through palettes of jewel tones and colors of the season.


    Seven Oaks Farm:  Sevenoaksfarm.virb.com   This is my favorite mercantile with a huge array of products.  You want knitted items and gifts for the holidays?  Please visit Seven Oaks farm.  They also have soaps, all things alpaca and gift boxes.

  • 01:36

    Whirl With Merle

    in Travel

    We are up in the Adirondacks located in upstate New York, where I have done a road trip.  Barry Finer owns Gore Mountain Alpaca Farm.  You've seen the ads on tv....he answered it a long time ago.
    North Creek is located near the much larger town town of Lake George but it certainly has it's charm.  One place I dined was at Cafe Sarah's.  Perhaps we can get some town gossip or nosh.
    Lake George can be difficult to get around with a convention of bikers.  How about a different bike, like a pedal cab?  "Smitty", owner of Adirondack Pedal Cab will tell us how.

  • 01:30

    Manx, UK Shetland, Hebridean and Icelandic W/Martin Dally

    in Education

    Join Kimberly McAlindin and Natalie Redding with a night of fun and education with Martin Dally.  Martin is one of the worlds leading experts in the sheep industry.  He will discuss Northern European Shortails; specifically Manx Loaghtan, UK Shetland, Icelandic, and Hebridean.  
    This episode will be filmed for Nat Geo Wild.  Please bear with us while we re-create a segment on Nutrition.  Directly after, we will move forward with the breed bios.
    This episode is sponsored by Seven Oaks Farm and the Alpaca products store and mercantile:  www.sevenoaksfarm.virb.com
    and
    Queso Cabeza Icelandics and Llamas.  They have beautiful icelandic fleece at www.quesocabezofarm.com

  • 01:22

    Martin Dally on Zwartbles, Cal Red, Targhee, Polwarth,

    in Education

    Sheep, flock and fiber expert Martin Dally talks about the origin, aspects and fleece character and type of Zwartbles, California Reds, Polwarth and Targhee breeds.  Join Kimberly McAlindin and Natalie Redding for a night of laughs and education.
    Sponsored by Oh Kruse and their Perfection line of feeds.
    June Breedbox sponsors:
    Seven Oaks Farm:  Mercantile, soaps, alpaca woolen items
    Hampton Artistic Yarns:  Yarns and Fiber
    Cooke Creek Fibers:  All things Targhee