Spring 2021 Events
It's Alpaca! Shopping
Mother’s day is Sunday – give your mom an alpaca gift that she will treasure for years to come. On Saturday, May 8, 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. Why not give Mom a double treat and bring her along the meet the alpacas! 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
Thank goodness for May! Now we finally start having more alpaca birthdays. Interestingly, though, we have never had a birth on the farm in May. Our May babies were all born elsewhere and are two of our oldest alpacas on the farm. In May we are wishing Happy Birthday to:
- Cinco de Mayo, on (surprise) May 5th, and
- Tess, on May 24th!
This photo shows Tess, at about six months of age, with her mom Tasha. Be sure to wish all of the birthday boys & girls 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!