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.

NOTE: Our events has just been updated for 2018 (as of 2/14). It is not yet complete as we will continue to add events as they come up.

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

• June 16 – Our 8th Annual 4-H Agility Invitational will take place at the Montgomery County 4-H Center on Rt. 113 in Creamery . There will be approximately 30 kids from three 4-H clubs competing in agility, showmanship and an egg and spoon race. The public is welcome to watch. This will be a rain or shine event.

 

Farm Happenings

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

Perkasie Farmers Market

On Saturday, June 9 we took King Arthur and Channing to the Perkasie Farmers Market. They were a huge hit and Channing let everyone pet her. Very rare!

Channing gets a bite to eat.
Channing found two new friends.
Bachlorette Party

Congratulations to Michele and Michael who held a bachlorette party at the farm. Some day they would like to own their own alpaca farm.

Michele and Michael (seated) celebrated their pre-marriage at our farm. Even Chester managed to sneak into the picture.
Alpaca Shearing

The alpacas received their spring haircut on May 3rd. Several of the adoptive parents stopped by to watch and went home with some souvenir fiber.

 

Two of our 4-Hers, Kylee and Jane, help bag Channing’s fiber’
Birthday Party

On May 5th, we kicked off the season with a birthday party. The weather was cooperative and everyone had a unique, good time.

By the way, we will soon be processing our fiber. If anyone is interested in learning what’s done and/or helping out, please give us a call.

Sandy oversees the group of girls learning how to needle felt.
The birthday party girls pose with our new sculpture.
Oops!

Alex left the gate in the heard health room ajar and the boys had a short break of freedom. We managed to get them all back in except Dagger, who tends to do his own thing anyway. Eventually he decided he would rather be with the rest of the herd instead of on his own, and we lured him back in.

Dagger often finds himself on the wrong side of the fence, and he’s slow to admit it.
Class Visit

On April 23rd, the first grade from United Friends School of Quakertown visited our farm for a morning tour and fiber presentation. It was just possibly the most perfect day we’ve had this spring. After the tour they had lunch and returned to school.

United Friends School First Grade
Goat/sheep Shearing

We had a beautiful day for the goat/sheep shearing on April 22nd. As usual, our shearer Hoyt, gave an educational and informational commentary as he sheared the animals. Those who attended had a lot of questions and learned  a great deal about shearing and the animals in general.

Hoyt shears Amelia, one of our Blue-Faced Leicsters as our 4-H members bag her fiber.
When the fiber is stretched apart it forms an artistic, diaphanous veil.
Can you recognize Pete’s head? When the animals are shorn, they are completely relaxed.
New Alpacas

On Saturday, April 14, we picked up three new alpacas. These new alpacas are worry free. They don’t poop and they don’t eat hay or grain. Their only maintenance is a coat of spar varnish every two years. Stop by and get your picture taken with them.

We commissioned Todd Gladfelter, an accomplished chainsaw sculpture from New Ringgold, to do the sculpture. We met him at a chainsaw festival in western Pa. last summer. He is truly an accomplished artist.

Daddy alpaca, mommy alpaca and baby alpaca (cria).
Ag Literacy Week

• To help celebrate Ag Literacy Week, Sandy, Alex and Grace, one of our 4H members, visited a local elementary school on March 19th  to read a book and play a bingo-related game with a class of first graders.

Grace reads Tyler Makes Pancakes to a first grade class. The book explains where all the ingredients in pancakes come from.
One of the students proudly displays her bingo card.

On the following day, Alex, Sandy and Julia visited another elementary school, where we read the same book and and played bingo.

Julia reading Tyler Makes Pancakes
Julia reads the questions the students have to find the answers for on their bingo cards.
Community Service

• On a brisk March Saturday morning, our 4-Hers and parents began spring cleanup on a section of the Schuylkill River Trail in Stowe. The club has adopted that section and will perform two more cleanups during the year.

Our cleanup group. Chester is a bit camera shy.
New Yarns

We just received a new batch of yarns. They are 90% alpaca and 10% tencel, very soft. Most are DK weight, except for the gray, which is sport weight. All of them are in 200-yard skeins.

 


Our colorful new batch of yarns.

Sketchers Group

For those latent artists out there or for those of you who want to try something new, come join us for an hour or two of sketching. The farm offers a multitude of unique subjects such as sheep, goats, alpacas, dogs, flowers (later on), trees, farm equipment, buildings – whatever strikes your fancy.

As you can see by this sketch, you don’t have to be a professional artist to join our group.

No experience is necessary and there is no charge. Just show up with a sketch book and some sharp pencils.

We are planning to start on the fourth Sunday of the month from 2-4 beginning March 25th. We will continue doing it every fourth Sunday as long as there is interest.

Space is limited and pre-registration is required.

Just call Sandy or Alex a few days ahead.

Also, please let us know if you have an interest in joining us or if you have any questions.

 Adopt an Alpaca (or goat 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 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 app. on site.