Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Temporarily Closed

Lavender Hill Farm will temporarily close for the next few weeks effective Monday, March 16th. We wish our friends and family good health, peace, and a gentle journey through this challenging time. We will look forward to seeing you all again very soon and will keep you updated.  Be safe and be well.



Saturday, March 7, 2020

Needle Felted Bluebird Class

Thursday, April 16th 6 - 9 PM
$50 


 Learn how to create a needle felted bluebird in a class taught by Lori Neumann of Menagerie!
All materials (wool, felting needle, glass eyes, and wire armature) and use of tools (felting pad) are included to make this little guy.
Learn the techniques of felting over a wire armature and applying glass eyes.

Class is limited to 13 students to enable more one on one instruction.
Please email lavenderalpacas@gmail.com in order to be invoiced, which once paid will reserve your space.


April Paint Night

Thursday, April 23rd
6 - 9 PM
$40 Instruction, appetizers, refreshments, and a fun time included!
Class is taught by Pam Munkelt.
Email lavenderalpacas@gmail.com if interested!

New Books Available in Our Gift Shop

We now have signed copies of the Connecticut 169 Club book for sale in the shop! This book will help you visit all 169 towns giving you a little history and information on interesting places for each town. Each fall there is a Connecticut 169 Club Annual Dinner where those who have been traveling Connecticut with hopes of visiting each town can gather. Those who did visit all 169 towns are rewarded with a "Leatherman" patch. Lavender Hill Farm Alpacas is listed in the interesting places of Voluntown and author, Martin Podskoch, stopped by the farm recently! If you're interested in learning more about Connecticut, then this is the book for you!
We also have signed copies of Connecticut Civilian Conservation Corps Camps: History, Memories & Legacy of the CCC also by Martin Podskoch. There is a chapter dedicated to the CCC camp that was right here in Voluntown. If you love Pachaug State Forest, this book is full of history about the land we love to enjoy!

These books are available for $24.95 each.




 

Friday, March 6, 2020

Paint Night at Lavender Hill Farm

March Tree With Spring Colors

Another Paint Night is coming up!
Thursday, March 26th 6 - 9 PM
$40 Instruction, appetizers, refreshments, and a fun time included!
Class is taught by Pam Munkelt.
Email lavenderalpacas@gmail.com if interested!



Monday, February 17, 2020

Shearing Day 2020

Shearing day on an alpaca farm happens just once a year and this year it's Saturday, May 9th! This is the most important day on the farm where we harvest all the fiber the alpacas grew for the past year. They will be more comfortable for warmer weather that's on the way and we'll have plenty of fiber to turn into yarn or roving! If you'd like to see what the alpacas look like before and after and watch how shearing is done, then stop by the farm! 

We will be very busy while shearing is taking place therefore the shop will not be open on this day, but we will be open 10 - 4 Sunday and Monday.

Shearing Day
Saturday, May 9th
9:00 - 12:00 pm
Gift Shop - CLOSED

 This photo shows Buddy being sheared.  

 Jerry before shearing.

 Jerry after shearing!

Sunday, February 16, 2020

Needle Felted Scottish Highlander Tapestry

Learn how to create this "wool painting" style, scenic Scottish Highlander tapestry. Painting is completed by applying layers of wool in different colors and wool blending. You will learn how to create the texture of the highlander, which will bring him to life! The finished tapestry will be approximately 6" x 9". All felting supplies (wool, needle, and use of tools) are provided along with step by step instruction by Lori Neumann of Menagerie.
Custom handmade Ford Frames will be available for purchase for those who want a finished piece ready to hang.
Class is limited to 13 students ages 12 and up.
Thursday, March 12th from 6 - 9 pm.
$50
Class is held in the gift shop at Lavender Hill Farm.
411 Beach Pond Road  Voluntown, CT  06384

If interested please email lavenderalpacas@gmail.com in order to be invoiced, which once paid will reserve your space.