lasso the moon alpaca farm in the North Georgia Mountains, Blairsville, Georgia

Reading Resources worth Checking Out

Fiber

Alpaca Related Cyber Links

Other Links
All Things Alpaca; Good Reading Resources:

Alpaca Husbandry:

Llama Alpaca Field Manual
C. Norman Evans, DVM

Llama Handling and Training: The TTeam Approach
Marty McGee
with Linda Tellington-Jones


Llama and Alpaca Neonatal Care
Bradford B. Smith, DVM, Ph.D.
Karen I. Trimm, DVM, Ph.D.
Patrick O. Lonf, DVM

Caring for Llamas and Alpacas: A Health and Management Guide
Clare Hoffman, DVM
Ingrid Asinus

Reference for Fecal Floats:

Veterinary Parasitology: reference Manual-5th edition
William J. Foreyt

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Barn Building & Fencing:

Practical Pole Building Construction: With Plans for Barns, Cabins & Outbuildings
Leigh Seddon

Building a Multiuse Barn
John D. Wagner

Monte Burch's Pole Building Projects
Monte Burch

Fences for Pasture & Garden
Fail Damerow

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Fiber:
Understanding Textiles, 6th edition
Billie Collier and Phyllis G. Tortora

Fiber Facts
Bette Hochberg

Introductory to Textile Science, 5th edition
Marjory L. Joseph

The Spinners Companion
Bobbie Irwin

The Big Gook of Handspinning
Alden Amos

The Spinners Encyclopedia
Enid Anderson

The Weaving, Spinning & Dyeing Book
Elsie G. Davenport


The Weaving, Spinning & Dyeing Book
Rachel Brown

Weaving You Can Wear
Jean Wilson with Jan Burhen

Weaving: A Handbook of the Fiber Arts
Shirley E. Held

Fundamentals of Felt making
Patricia Spark

Felt making: Fabulous Wearables, Jewelry & Home Accents
Chad Alice Hagen

The Felting Needle, From Factory to Fantasy
Ayala Talpai

Needle Felting Art Techniques and Projects
Anne Einset Vickery

How to Knit
Debbie Bliss

A Passion for Knitting: Step by Step Guide to Techniques, patterns and essential resources for becoming a part of the world of knitting
Nancy Thomas

Knitters Handbook: The Principles and techniques of handknitting
Montse Stanley

Crocheting for Fun & Profit
Darla Sims

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Magazine Publications:

Hobby Farms
www.hobbyfarmsmagazine.com

Alpaca Magazine
1-970-586-5357
www.alpacainfo.com

Shuttle, Spindle, and Dyepot
(770)495-7702
www.weavesspindye.org

Spin-Off
1-800-767-9638
www.interweave.com

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Resource Catalogues:

Useful Llama Products
www.useful-items.com

Van Dyke's Restorers
1-800-558-1234
www.vandykes.com

Northern Tool & Equipment Co.
1-800-533-5545
www.northerntool.com

Jeffers Live Stock Supply
www.jefferslivestock.com
1800-533-377

Quality Llama Products
www.llamaproducts.com

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Alpaca Care & General Information:

Alpaca Registry, Inc (ARF)
www.alpacaregistry.net

Health Certificates
(information on Specific state requirements)
www.aphis.usda.gov/vs/sregs

Kent Labs (Triple J Farms) (plasma and IgG tests)
www.kentlabs.com/vet.html

Llamas Information exchange
www.members.aol.com/lamainfoex

M&M Labs (Progesterone and Mineral Testing)
www.mmvetlab.com

International Camelid Institute
www.internationalcamelidinstitute.org
Morris Animal Foundation
www.morrisanimalfoundation.org

TURRO Institute for animal Health Care Studies
www.alpacaregistry.net/research.html

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Fiber Links

Fiber...

Southeast Fiber Arts Association
www.fiberartsalliance.org/home

Alpaca Fiber Co-Op of North America (AFCNA)
www.alpacafibercoop.com

Yocom-McColl Testing Laboratory (fiber Testing)
www.ymccoll.com

Southeastern Animal Fiber Fair
www. main.nc.us/saff/

"A Resource Guide to Knitting and Weaving"
www.paradisefibers.com/knitting_weaving_resource

www.fibergypsy.com (a fiber lovers link resource site)

Handweavers Guild of America, Inc.
www.weavespindye.org

Chattahoochee's Handweaver's Guild
www.chgweb.com.

Association of Guilds of Weavers, Spinners & Dyers
www.wsd.org.uk

Ron Parker's List of Fiber-Related Lists
www.hem.bredband.net/ronpar/

Ruth Stowe's Weaving and Fiber Resources on the Net
www.home.interlynx.net/~rstowe/

Felting:

www.rmlfiberpool.com
www.finefiberpress.com
www.feltcrafts.com
www.feltmaking.com
wwww.feltdesigns.com

List of Fiber Processing Sites

Textile Processing Machines
Samill Industrial Co., Ltd. is design and manufactures high quality textile machines based on amassed technology and experience under the corporate philosophy of unity, innovation and environment. Our textile processing machines includes laminating machines, drying machines, dyeing machine, fabric coating machine, textile finishing machine, knit textile washing machine and more.

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Veterinary Schools that may offer information, seminars or have a camelid study program...
Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine
www.vetmed.auburn.edu

Colorado State University Veterinary Medicine
www.cvmbs.colostate.edu

Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine
www.vet.cornell.edu

Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine
www.vetmed.iastate.edu

Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine
www.vet.ksu.edu

Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine
www.vetmed.isu.edu

Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine
www.cvm.msu.edu

Missisippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine
www.cvm.msstate.edu

North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine
www.cvm.ncsu.edu

Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine
www.vet.ohio-state.edu/docs/clinsci/camelid/index.html

Oklahoma State University College of Veterinary Medicine
www.cvm.okstate.edu

Oregon State University College of Veterinary Medicine
www.vet.orst.edu

Purdue University School of Veterinary Medicine
http://www.vet.purdue.edu/

Rocky Mountain Llama & Alpaca Association Library
www.vet.purdue.edu

Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine
www.vet.utk.edu

Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine
www.tufts.edu/vet

University of California, Davis College of Veterinary Medicine
www.vetmed.ucdavis.edu

University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine
www.vetmed.ufl.edu

University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine
www.vet.uga.edu

University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine
www.cvm.uiuc.edu

University of Missouri, Columbia, College of Veterinary Medicine
www.vet.upenn.edu

University of Wisconsin, Madison College of Veterinary Medicine
www.vetmed.wisc.edu

Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine
www.vetmed.vt.edu

Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine
www.vetmed.wsu.edu

Guide to Vet Tech Schools
http://www.vettech.org
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Alpaca Trainers/Training Methodologies:

www.mallonmethod.com

www.ll2000.com/wranch/news.html

www.martymcgeebennett.com

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Testing Labs

Kent Labs (Triple J Farms) (plasma and IgG tests)
www.kentlabs.com/vet.html

M&M Labs (Progesterone and Mineral Testing)
www.mmvetlab.com

Yocom-McColl Testing Laboratory (fiber Testing)
www.ymccoll.com


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Poisonous Plants:

Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine
www.vet.cornell.edu

National Animal Poison Control Center
www.napcc.aspca.org

Poison Control Center
www.napcc.aspca.org

Toxic Plants
www.napcc.aspca.org

Poisonous Flowers and Plants
www.serenataflowers.com/poisonous-flowers-and-plants

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Chicken Links (taste like chicken, but less meat)

A very informative website/supplier
www.backyardchickens.com

Where we got our chickens
www.mcmurrayhatchery.com

Nice chicken coops = Happy Chickens
www.chickencoopsaustralia.com.au/

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Dog Links

Great Pyrenees, AKC Site

Informative Site/with list of breeders for
Great Pyrenees

Rhodesian Ridgeback AKC Site

Rhodesian Ridgeback Rescue

Donkey Links

Donkey Rescue, Wild Burro Rescue

Rhino Links

World Rhino Day

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Appellation Mountain Links

Need a place to stay in the mountains?
Paradise Cabins Resort and Spa (winery comming soon), click here to make reservations.
Misty Mountain Bed and Breakfast , click here to make reservations

Both offer a 10% discount if taking a class at LS studio or visiting Lasso the Moon Alpaca Farm

John C Campbell Folk School: teaches many fiber arts, plus loads more...a fantastic place to spend a week

The Blairsville Chamber of Commerce

Georgia Agritourism

BrassTown Resort, Golf Course

Appalachian Trail, Hiking in North Georgia

Trackrock Campground & Horse Back Riding

The Martyn House

The Blairsville Farmers Market

Recipes from LMA workshops/classes and other farm family favorites