Winter 2017 Events
It's Alpaca! Shopping
Valentine's Day is on its way! The shop and farm will be open this Saturday, February 10, from 10:00 to 5:00. Come out and visit the alpacas, and choose a lovely gift from the It's Alpaca boutique! Bring your sweetie, hang out, and have some fun! Cookies and candy will be available to satisfy your sweet tooth, and alpacas will be available to satisfy your craving for cuteness. Hope to see you Saturday!
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 winter:
- Saturday, February 10th
- Saturday, March 10th &
- Saturday April 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
We have no alpaca birthdays in February, so we continue to celebrate our January births. Since Dharma is our oldest alpaca, we think she deserves a second month to celebrate! Happy birthday to:
- Panam's Dharma, January 1st
- and Maple Brook Dina, on January 29th.
Dharma, at 23, 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!