Spring 2017 Events
It's Alpaca! Shopping
The shop and farm will be open Saturday, May 12, from 10:00 to 5:00. Mother's Day is the very next day --Sunday, May 13 -- so stop by to get Mom a wonderful alpaca gift and get 10% off! Hope to see you on the 12th! 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. That means we're open on the following dates this spring & summer:
- Saturday, May 12th
- Saturday, June 9th &
- Saturday, July 14th
The boutique is also open by appointment, so feel free to call or email to arrange a convenient time to visit.
Birthdays and Babies 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, who turns 18 on (surprise) May 5th, and
- Tess, who turns 17 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 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!