Summer/ 2019 Events
It's Alpaca! Shopping
The shop and farm will be open Saturday, September 14, from 10:00 to 5:00. Come by and get a unique alpaca garment for the cool days ahead. Go back to school in style! We hope to see you on the 14th! If you can't make it that day, 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 by appointment. That means we're open on the following dates this summer & fall:
- Saturday, September 14th
- Saturday, October 12th &
- Saturday, November 9th
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 four September alpaca birthdays. So please wish a big Happy Birthday to:
- Whiskey Sam on September 17th
- Ines on September 14th
- My Gal Sal on September 20th
- and Weapon of Choice on September 30th .
This photo shows young Weap-weap showing off for Ines when they were only a few months old. Wish all of the September 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!