Fall 2019 Events
It's Alpaca! Shopping
The boutique and farm are open every Saturday before Christmas, from 10am to 5pm, for your holiday shopping pleasure! Whether you want a happy, leisurely shopping experience or need a gift fast, we can accommodate you. Just remember to save a little time to visit the alpacas for a truly memorable shopping experience! If you can't make it on Saturdays, we are also open by appointment, so give us a call or email.
Our It's Alpaca! Boutique carries a wide variety of alpaca products, including sweaters, hats, gloves, yarn, stuffed animals, and other toys and accessories. We invite you to visit our alpacas and then take home a little of that alpaca softness for your very own.
It's Alpaca! is open the second Saturday of every month from 10am to 5pm. We're also open every Saturday between Thanksgiving and Christmas. That means we're open on the following dates this December:
- Saturday, December 7th
- Saturday, December 14th &
- Saturday, December 21st
The boutique is also open by appointment, so please call Wayne at 301-452-1874 to arrange a convenient time to visit.
Birthdays at Shepherd's Purse Alpacas
Alpaca birthdays slow down again in November, since we normally breed for spring or fall babies, and November through February can be a bit chilly for little ones. Fortunately, we have two early November alpaca birthdays to celebrate! So please wish a big Happy Birthday to:
- Hey There Molly, on November 1st and
- Desert Princess, on November 2nd.
This photo shows baby Molly on the day she was born. Wish the November babies happy birthday the next time you visit!
Ribbon-Winners at the 2017 AOA National Fleece Show
The next time you visit, congratulate SPF Harrigan, SPF Ines, SPF Happy Boy, The Wild Rover of SPF, SPF Weapon of Choice, and SPF Sweet Marie for their ribbons at the AOA National Fleece Show Spin-off! We are especially pleased with Harrigan and Ines, who took home first place ribbons, and Happy, Rover, and Weapon, who took home second place ribbons!
Everyone received high praise for the soft handle of their fleece and the quality of the resulting handspun yarn. It is gratifying to see our breeding program get some great feedback for our fiber production!
Here's Happy Boy looking at the girls! Come on out to congratulate the winners and see how macho he has become!