Winter 2020 Events
It's Alpaca! Shopping
Give your sweetie an early Valentine’s Day treat – visit an alpaca farm! On Saturday, February 8th, 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 and interact with the resident alpacas in a fun and relaxing way, as well as to see and purchase luxurious alpaca gifts.
Cindy and Wayne are excited to announce that this year the It’s Alpaca! Boutique features a beautiful selection of jewelry designed and crafted by local Mt. Airy fiber artist, Ann Fedeli. These pieces are one-of-a-kind and are perfect for those seeking unique and memorable Valentine’s Day gifts. In addition, we’ll have a special selection of red items at 10% off for Valentine’s Day gifting.
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 winter:
- Saturday, February 8th
- Saturday, March 14th &
- Saturday, April 11th
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
The winter is not a popular time to have alpaca babies, and we don't have any alpaca birthdays in February or March! We figure we should always celebrate somebody's birthday, so we just celebrate our January baby all winter! In case you missed seeing her in January, stop by and wish a Happy Birthday to:
- Maple Brook Dina, born January 29th.
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!