Spring 2019 Events
It's Alpaca! Shopping
The shop and farm will be open Saturday, May 11, from 10:00 to 5:00. Mother's Day is the very next day --Sunday, May 12 -- so stop by to get Mom a wonderful alpaca gift and get 10% off! Better yet, bring Mom along to visit the alpacas. We hope to see you on the 12th! If you can't make it that day, we are also open by appointment, so give us a call or email.
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 spring:
- Saturday, May11th
- Saturday, June 8th &
- Saturday, July 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
Thank goodness for May! Now we finally start having more alpaca birthdays. Interestingly, though, we have never had a birth on the farm in May. Our May babies were all born elsewhere and are two of our oldest alpacas on the farm. In May we are wishing Happy Birthday to:
- Cinco de Mayo, who turns 19 on (surprise) May 5th, and
- Tess, who turns 18 on May 24th!
This photo shows Tess, at about six months of age, with her mom Tasha. Be sure to wish all of the birthday boys & 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!