Spring 2019 Events
Craft-Tea Day -- Saturday, June 8th, from 10am to 4pm
Need to relax for a bit? This time of year is always busy - parties, weddings, graduations - so if you want to take some time off to relax, come out to Shepherd's Purse Alpacas on Saturday, June 8 for our fourth annual Craft-Tea Day! Bring your favorite craft project and just relax and craft for a while. This year you can also enjoy a fine cup of tea to enhance your experience. And feel free to meet and interact with the alpacas while you are here - that's always fun! Bring a friend or meet a new one here. We'll be open from 10:00 to 4:00 and we'd love to have you stop by. So come on out, say hello to the alpacas, put your feet up, and maybe finish that project that has been sitting all winter. Fine teas and other light refreshments will be provided.
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, June 8th
- Saturday, July 13th &
- Saturday, August 10th
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 go crazy in June for the logical reason that we want births in the pleasant weather and we can engineer (sort of) when they happen. We do have one July birthday, as well. But then, no birthdays in August. For that reason, we celebrate our June and July birthdays all summer!
So please wish a big June & July Happy Birthday to:
- T for Texas on June 26th
- CJ on June 22nd
- Mr. Xcitement on June 23rd
- Novella on June 17th
- Tiny Bubbles on June 18th
- Nancy Spain on July 13th
- Lucy Brown on June 13th
- Louisville Lou on June 19th
- Beautiful Dreamer on June 16th
- Sweet Marie June 17th
- and Happy Boy on June 16th!
This photo shows baby T for Texas shortly after she was born. Wish all of the June & July babies 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!