Fall 2020 Events
Fall Farm Visit Day
After a long, hot, and strange summer, don’t you deserve a little fun? What could be better than a visit to an alpaca farm! Cindy and Wayne will open Shepherd’s Purse Alpacas for their Fall Farm Visit Day
on Saturday, October 10, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Due to the COVID-19 virus we ask visitors to wear masks and exercise safe social distancing.
This family-friendly event gives you the opportunity to interact with the alpacas and learn about these fascinating creatures, the luxury fiber they produce, and the many uses for their fine fleece. Wayne will be on hand in the barn to answer questions and introduce the alpacas. Cindy will open the Fiber Studio for visitors and you will be able to try your hand at needle felting. Refreshments will be provided and children will receive a finger puppet souvenir. The Itís Alpaca Boutique, featuring unique alpaca fashions, toys, and accessories, will be open for visitors who want to see the fine finished products or do some early holiday shopping. We look forward to seeing all of you on the 10th!
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.
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 fall:
- Saturday, October 10th
- Saturday, November 14th &
- Saturday, December 12th
The boutique is also open by appointment, so feel free to call or email to arrange a convenient time to visit.
Birthdays at Shepherd's Purse Alpacas
October has always been one of our most productive months here at Shepherd's Purse Alpacas -- this month we have eight alpaca birthdays! We are particularly happy to celebrate Wings of the Storm's (or Stormy's) birthday, as she was the first baby born here on the farm! Happy birthday to:
- SPF Last Rose of Summer on October 8th
- SPF Harrigan on October 9th
- SPF Ramblin' Bob on October 12th
- SPF My Fickle Cowgirl on October 16th
- Wings of the Storm on October 18th
- Rudy Can't Fail on October 23rd
- SPF Sheila Take a Bow on October 24th
- and SPF Garryowen on October 27th.
This photo shows Stormy at a few days old. Now she's seventeen!. Wish these boys and girls a happy birthday the next time you visit--maybe they'll save some cake for you!
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!