Spring 2018

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).