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Thursday, August 13, 2020

Farm Visits are OPEN!

Sawdust Alpacas is open for farm visits, usually after 10am till 3pm. We have new crias on the ground and more coming in September and October. The October crias are due on Carolyn's birthday, October 23. Lets hope this actually happens! We have new products in our store and the Fiber Mill at Black Rock Mountains Alpacas is doing great. We are even processing Yak, (an animal, and the fiber is combed out from under the outside coat) from several different ranches. Check out or web site for pricing.

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Nevada Full Service Mill Coming Soon!

Sawdust Alpacas has partnered with Black Rock Mountain Alpacas and Fiber Mill to bring the only fiber processing mill to the state of Nevada in early 2020.

As alpaca ranchers/fiber producers ourselves, we know the importance of processing fiber with the highest quality and prompt delivery of your product back to you.

We have worked with Belfast Mini Mills to determine the best possible setup for processing your fibers. We have ordered the equipment for the mill (Some has arrived already). With the purchase of a FeltLoom we will be able to offer needle felting as well as the wet felting.

We will be offering a full schedule of products from Sorting/Grading/Washing through fine yarns and felt products. We will be offering Needle Felting classes as well with details to follow soon.

Although not quite completed, details and forms for processing orders will be ready soon. However, if you would like to take this opportunity to get in on the ground floor and reserve your spot in our production process to start January 2020, please contact us at 775-832-8201.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

We Have Moved

Sawdust Alpacas has finally moved from Reno to Fallon NV. All alpacas are now with us in their new home. We upgraded the land from 2 acres to 5. We have had to start the building process anew as we had to leave all our shelters, fencing etc with our Reno facility.

We have temporary shelters and pens for all alpacas. We will be designing new areas for them soon. Alpacas are pretty well situated right now. Wish we could say the same for the house. Lots of stuff to unpack, put up for the house side of the new property.

Come check us out in Fallon NV. We will be have a booth at the annual Spring Fling on March 30 - 4to 7 pm and then March 31st all day at Lattin Farms.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017




It's been a busy wet winter in the High Desert of Nevada. With all the snow and rain, heavy run off, and all the water pools near here at Swan Lake. It's a clay bed and holds the water forever, or until it evaporates. Some of our neighbors have lost their septic and water well systems. We are just outside the flood zone so we are ok for now. FEMA finally got involved and funding 5 miles of flood barriers around the lake bed and the contractor will be able to pump out the lo lying areas to to lake side .


Tuesday, July 12, 2016

July Happenings

July 11,2016 Shearing and Mentoring
We had some folks that had acquired an older Alpaca with a horse as a buddy come over here for shearing. I sheared, trimmed toes and his teeth. I also found a fighting tooth that I trimmed off with OB wire. Checked for any microchip and their was none, Gave 2cc CD&t subQ for herd health. He weighed in at 220 pounds. His body score was good but we decided to cut out the grain with the grass hay. He is used as a pet and and has a very good temperament.
This is what we do at Sawdust Alpacas and enjoying the evening.

Monday, June 13, 2016


Glenn & Carolyn Waddell
10675 Chesapeake Drive
Reno, NV 89506
775-830-2992 885-830-2994

Sawdust Alpacas are very excited with the purchase of SNOW DIAMOND FELICITY, ARI # 32810820. DOB July 25,2014. She is a gorgeous Rose Grey from Sire ATV ADONNIS and Dam CRESCENT MOON'S FELICA. Both are well established alpacas and their offspring are very much sot after. ADONNIS passed away last year, sorry to say. FELICITY is being bred to JOHNNY CASH owned by Snow Diamond Alpacas and his sire is THE MAN IN BLACK.

SKYLINE'S ALMOND JOY, ARI# 32821666, DOB July 3, 2014. She is a beatiful Light Brown ribbon holder, brought to our ranch last year. Her Sire is PATAGONIA'S CELIO and Dam SKYLINE'S PERUVIAN STAR BURST, is now being bred to GOLDEN THUNDER, also owned by Snow Diamond Alpacas. ALMOND JOY is a very personable girl.

Our own SAWDUST'S JESSINIA, ARI # 35322023, DOB July 9,2014 is a True Black, Sire WAP THE BLACK MEDALLION and Dam PATAGONIA'S NOELIA. We are very proud have her at the Flying Dutchman Alpaca Ranch, Also in Bend Oregon. She is being bred to their BTW BRONZED ENVY, a very nice boy. Jessi, is a very nice girl and a Blue Ribbon holder from the 2016 Alpacapalloosa show.

We were very fortunate to purchase SNOWMASS ILLUMINESCENCE , ARI # 32735864, DOB September 7, 2012. A Beige and very good girl, bred to SNOWMASS ELITE LEGEND and due this September. Can't wait to see what transpires from this breeding.

Education,Destination in Bend Oregon, will be held again at the Flying Dutchman and Crescent Moon's Alpaca Ranches this year and we will be attending the 4 day seminar. Always a good time and able to see old and new friends. We are bring home our new and pregnant girls so it will be exciting.

Visitors are always welcome and enjoy spreading the word about Alpacas