Fall 2021 Events
It's Alpaca! Shopping
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. On Saturday, September 11, 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. “Backpack bears” are here and ready to go back to school with you! You’re never too old for an alpaca teddy bear. Due to the COVID-19 virus we ask visitors to wear masks and exercise safe social distancing.
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:
- Saturday, September 11th
- Saturday, October 9th &
- Saturday, November 13th.
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 three September alpaca birthdays. So please wish a big Happy Birthday to:
- 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 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!