Welcome to Little Lost Creek Alpaca Farm!

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 1980 Quarry Rd., Salford, PA 18957

PLEASE NOTE: While we are available most times for tours and shopping, please call ahead to make sure someone will be here. Try either Alex at 484-431-5587 or Sandy at 484-431-9305.

Also: Many GPS’s do not recognize our zip code. If that occurs, use Harleysville 19438. That should get you here.

 

VIDEO TOUR

If you haven’t visited our farm yet, you can take a video tour produced by Montco Happenings TV, in the comfort of your own home.

Upcoming Events

The next Herd Health will be held on Sunday, June 9th at 4:30 p.m. If you have adopted an alpaca, it’s a great time to get some one-on-one with your animal.

• We will be attending the opening day of the Lansdale Farmers Market at Penndale Middle School on Saturday, May 18th from 9-11. Weather permitting, we will be taking two alpacas (most likely Channing and Arthur) for the general public to see.

• Our first big agility competition of the year will take place on Saturday, June 15th beginning at 9:30 at the 4-H Center in Creamery. The Agility Invitational, sponsored by Little Lost Creek, attracts 4-H clubs from as far away as South Jersey. This year we may even have clubs from Maryland and Virginia attending. The event will take place rain or shine.

Farm Happenings

Another Shearing

On Thursday, May 2nd we had our annual shearing. We are fortunate to have a very accomplished shearer in Ethan Good, who won Grand Champion shearer at the 2019 Pa. Farmer Show. Ethan hails from York and comes east for about a week at a time to do all the local farms. He knocked off eight alpacas and two sheep in about an hour and a half. We were thankful for a few visitors as well as several of our 4-H kids, who helped in bagging and cleaning up the fiber .

Ethan shears Chevy.
Ethan trims Dagger’s teeth with his handy Dremel.
Amelia gets her annual trim. Note the gorgeous array of colors and the tight crimp of her fleece.
The final stash.

Schuylkill River Trail Cleanup

On Sunday, April 7th, our 4-H club met for the first of three trail clean-ups as part of our Adopt-a-Trail program (notice our club logo on the sign in the background). We cut back encroaching vines, racked leaves and trimmed overhanging branches and did a bit of socializing in the process. It was a perfect day.

The Crew

Ag Literacy

Each year the Pa. Farm Bureau sponsors an Ag Literacy Week in local schools to educate kids about where their food comes from. On March 13th, two of our 4-H kids read a book and led an activity with first graders in our local school district. They enjoyed the experience and the kids learned as well.

Annabelle reads to first graders at Salford Hills Elementary School.
Naomi reads to another first grade class at Salford Hills.
On July 10, 2018, Fox 29 visited our farm for a feature on our alpacas and 4-H Club.
From left, Jonathon, Kylee, Naomi and Aiden await the start of programming for the Fox 29 Good Day show.

We were featured at three time slots.

On June 8th we were featured in the Philadelphia Inquirer. Here is a video about the farm:

And here is a link to the story:

http://www.philly.com/philly/blogs/things_to_do/petting-zoo-animal-rescue-philadelphia-pigs-alpacas-goats-20180606.html

 Adopt an Alpaca (or sheep)

 Visitors to our farm have often remarked that they would love to own their own alpacas, but for one reason or another were unable to.

As a response to those people who love the animals but can’t own their own, we are offering an adoption program.

You can choose which alpaca you would like to adopt and for a fee of $25 ($30 through Paypal) you will receive the following:

  1. Updates on your alpaca’s health, weight and activities (such as shows it may enter or markets it might visit).
  2. A copy of your alpaca’s National ARI registry certificate.
  3. An alpaca finger puppet.
  4. Visitation rights. Give us a call when you would like to come out and see your alpaca. You can even take him or her for a walk.
  5. Help in the shearing of your alpaca and receive a sample of its his or her fiber.

The adoption program is valid for one year.

To choose your animal, you can look at them on our website. Just click Our Girls and Our Boys to see all of the alpacas or come to the farm and choose one in person. If you are interested, please give us a call, click on the red link below, fill out the application and send it to us, along with a check made out to LLCAF. If you prefer to pay through PayPal, go to our Farm Store (price there is $30). When we receive the notice of payment, we will send you the materials.

Adoption application