Spring 2021 Events
It's Alpaca! Shopping
The weather is getting warmer – what better time to visit an alpaca farm! On Saturday, April 10, the barn and the It’s Alpaca! Boutique will be open from 10:00am to 5:00pm, and guests will have the opportunity to visit the resident alpacas, as well as to see and purchase luxurious alpaca gifts. Take advantage of your last opportunity to see the alpacas in full fleece before next week's shearing! Due to the COVID-19 virus we ask visitors to wear masks and exercise safe social distancing.
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 open the second Saturday of every month from 10am to 5pm. We're also open by appointment. Check back here for updates.
Birthdays at Shepherd's Purse Alpacas
Alpaca birthdays have been slow for us in April. The only birth we have had on the farm in April was The Masked Avenger, who has since left us for the slower pace of the eastern shore. We can't really celebrate his birthday, but luckily his mom, Dominga, was also born in April. Happily, we can still celebrate and are wishing Happy Birthday to:
This photo shows Dominga with her son Avenger, shortly after he was born. Wish Dominga 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!