Winter & Spring 2019 Events
It's Alpaca! Shopping
St. Patrick's Day is on its way and the weather is getting warmer – what better time to visit an alpaca farm! On Saturday, March 9, 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. We’ll have a special selection of green items for the traditionalists at heart.
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 and spring:
- Saturday, March 9th
- Saturday, April 13th &
- Saturday, May11th
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 babies all winter! In case you missed seeing them in January, stop by and wish a Happy Birthday to:
- Panam's Dharma, January 1st
- and Maple Brook Dina, on January 29th.
Dharma, at 24, is the oldest alpaca at Shepherd's Purse, and she's healthy as a horse! This photo shows Dharma shortly after we got her with her cria Atticus. Congratulations to both of our birthday girls, especially Dharma, our suri foundation girl!. Wish these two 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!