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Winter 2020 Events

It's Alpaca! Shopping
In the interest of maintaining social distancing guidelines, we will not be open to the public on Saturday, January 9, however, private visits are welcome. Please email us at or call 301-452-1874 to pick your time. Thanks, and Happy New Year!

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 make an appointment to visit our alpacas and then take home a little of that alpaca softness for your very own.

It's Alpaca! is usually open the second Saturday of every month from 10am to 5pm. We're also open by appointment. Right now, unfortunately, we're open only by appointment until further notice. Check back here for updates.


Birthdays at Shepherd's Purse Alpacas

You wouldn't think that January would have many alpaca birthdays in the U.S. You would be correct in that assessment for the most part, in my opinion. However, we are blessed to have one of the few alpaca birthdays this cold month! Happy birthday to:

This photo shows Dina at the AOBA auction when we purchased her at around one year old. She's grown into a very pretty girl! When you stop by be sure to visit Dina and wish her a happy birthday!


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!


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