Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Catch up on all 45 of our Farm Videos!

I was just going through our Vimeo account and it is hard to believe that we have uploaded 45 videos of our farm in the last year and a half. We have had such a tremendous response to them, and it really helps us showcase our farm to people across the globe. The best part about it is that it is a lot easier than you could ever imagine.


Believe me, I am not the most technically savy person in the house hold, yet capturing, editing, uploading, and sharing these videos is do-able by even me. I also have to give a lot of credit to Vimeo.com - their quality cannot be beat and the community is very helpful and friendly. YouTube.com might have a lot of eyeballs, but I have always believed in Quality over Quantity, and the immaturity that runs rampant through their comments are a huge turn off.

Below are all of our videos, catch up on all the ones you missed!



Hatching Chicks!

A few days ago the Chickens started hatching in the incubator and we now have 13 little chicks! There are some Silkies and the rest are Rhode Island Reds. We have had chickens for the last year and a half and absolutely love having Fresh Eggs each morning. Our neighbors, friends and family has also enjoyed the extras! You really can't beat the taste, I don't think we will ever go back to grocery store bought eggs.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Video: The End of Mass-Marketing w/ Seth Godin

As a small farm constantly looking for new ways to connect with our local communities through grass roots approaches, we found this video very inspiring. Most certainly worth the 15 minutes!

Breif Synopsis: Seth Godin argues the Internet has ended mass marketing and revived a human social unit from the distant past: tribes. Founded on shared ideas and values, tribes give ordinary people the power to lead and make big change. He urges us to do so.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Handheld Hummingbird Feeders

We recently purchased some handheld hummingbird feeders from http://www.theplantwhisperer.com and we are excited to see if we can get our growing H.Bird population accostumed to them.

It will be amazing to capture some video of Hummers eating out our hands, especially for when people come to visit the farm.

Here is a demonstration video of it in action:

Monday, May 11, 2009

The World According to Monsanto Documentary - Video

The World According to Monsanto is an in-depth Documentary that looks at the domination of the agricultural industry from one of the world’s most insidious and powerful companies.

You can watch the other 9 parts in DVD Quality on YouTube

20% OFF at our Online Farm Store!

Didn't get Alpaca Socks for Mother's Day? Well we can fix that, we are offering 20% off our entire catalog for the rest of the month of May. Use the COUPON CODE:
"motheralpaca" at checkout to receive the discount on all orders of $30 or more.

If you have any questions don't hesitate to contact us!

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HD Video: Hummingbird Sneak Peak!

We were glad to finally see the sun come out this weekend after 6 rain filled days and the birds enjoyed it too. After Mother's Day family dinner we managed to capture some great shots of the Hummingbirds getting out and stretching their wings at the feeders. Enjoy this sneak peak video!

Hummingbird Sneak Peak from goldentouchfarm on Vimeo.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Video: Mortgage Broker turns to Alpaca Farming

With the volatile stock market and shaky economy, the Swikard family said they are glad their 401(k) comes on four legs.

Monday, May 4, 2009

International Year of Natural Fibers 2009 - United Nations

As you might have already known 2009 has been declared The International Year of Natural Fibers by the United Nations to help promote the production of textiles using Natural Fibers. They sent out an email blast this morning releasing all their marketing supplies ranging from the video embedded above to brochures and posters.

If you run a Natural Fiber business, farm, or run events these are great marketing collateral you can share with your community to help promote the International Year.

You can head here and download yours today! - http://www.naturalfibres2009.org/en/iynf/media.html