Summer 2020 Events
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. We are pleased to announce that Shepherd's Purse Alpacas and our It's Alpaca! Boutique will be open to visitors on Saturday, August 8, from 10am to 5pm. Due to the COVID-19 virus we ask visitors to wear masks and exercise safe social distancing. We and the alpacas look forward to seeing you again!
It's Alpaca! is open the second Saturday of every month from 10am to 5pm. We're also open by appointment. That means we're open on the following dates this summer & fall:
- Saturday, August 8th
- Saturday, September 12th &
- Saturday, October 10th
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 go crazy in June for the logical reason that we want births in the pleasant weather and we can engineer (sort of) when they happen. We do have one July birthday, as well. But then, no birthdays in August. For that reason, we celebrate our June and July birthdays all summer!
So please wish a big June & July Happy Birthday to:
- Lucy Brown on June 13th
- Beautiful Dreamer on June 16th
- Happy Boy on June 16th
- Novella on June 17th
- Tiny Bubbles on June 18th
- Louisville Lou on June 19th
- CJ on June 22nd
- Mr. Xcitement on June 23rd
- T for Texas on June 26th
- and Nancy Spain on July 13th!
This photo shows baby T for Texas shortly after she was born. Wish all of the June & July babies 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!