Fall 2022 Events
Fall Farm Visit Day
This year we celebrate 20 years of fun with alpacas. Cindy and Wayne would like you to help celebrate the milestone during their seventh annual Fall Farm Visit Day on Saturday, October 8, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
This family-friendly event gives you the opportunity to interact with the alpacas and learn about these fascinating creatures, the luxury fiber they produce, and the many uses for their fine fleece. Wayne will be on hand in the barn to answer questions and introduce the alpacas. Cindy will open the Fiber Studio for visitors and you will be able to try your hand at needle felting. Refreshments will be provided and children will receive a finger puppet souvenir. The Itís Alpaca Boutique, featuring unique alpaca fashions, toys, and accessories, will be open for visitors who want to see the fine finished products or do some early holiday shopping. Cindy, Wayne, and the alpacas look forward to seeing old friends and making new ones.
It's Alpaca! Shopping
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, every Saturday between Thanksgiving & Christmas, and by appointment. That means we're open on the following dates this fall:
- Saturday, October 8th
- Saturday, November 12th & 26th
- Saturday, December 3rd, 10th, 17th & 24th
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 pick up again in September, since we normally breed for spring or fall babies. We have two September alpaca birthdays. So please wish a big Happy Birthday to:
- Ines on September 14th
- My Gal Sal on September 20th
This photo shows Ines and Sal when they were only a few months old. Wish them a happy birthday the next time you visit!
Ribbon-Winners at the 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!