Fall/Winter 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. We are pleased to announce that Shepherd's Purse Alpacas and our It's Alpaca! Boutique will be open for your holiday shopping on Saturday, November 27, and Saturday(s), December 4, 11 & 18, from 10am to 5pm, or any other time at your request. We’ll also be open on the last Sunday before Christmas, December 19. Whether you want a happy, leisurely shopping experience or need a gift fast, we can accommodate you. Just remember to save a little time to visit the alpacas, for a truly memorable shopping experience! And don’t forget Small Business Saturday on November 27. Due to the COVID-19 virus we ask visitors to wear masks and exercise safe social distancing while inside the It's Alpaca Boutique.
It's Alpaca! is open the second Saturday of every month, every Saturday between Thanksgiving & Christmas, and by appointment. That means we're open on the following dates this fall and winter:
- Saturday, November 27th
- Saturday, December 4th, 11th, and 18th
- Sunday, December 19th
- Saturday, January 8th
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 slow down again this time of year, since we normally breed for spring or fall babies, and November and December can be a bit chilly for little ones. Fortunately, we have two early November alpaca birthdays to celebrate! So please wish a big Happy Birthday to:
- Hey There Molly, on November 1st and
- Desert Princess, on November 2nd.
This photo shows baby Molly on the day she was born. Take a look at the grown-up Molly just above and to the right under our Headlines! Wish the November 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!