Saturday, April 22, 2017

Shearing Day 2017

Shearing Day, the most important day on our farm, is almost here!  This year shearing will take place on May 13th from 9:00 - 12:00.  All are welcome to watch as the alpacas transform from fluffy fiber-full alpacas to "naked" ones!  Alpacas are shorn just once a year to allow for maximum length of the fiber which makes it easier to process into yarn and roving.  Each year we hire professional shearers, Rick and Jeremiah from Twist of Fate Spinnery of Portland, Connecticut, to shear our animals.  They are very efficient and shear the animals is an almost choreographed manner, taking under just ten minutes per animal!  Our shop will be closed on this day as we will be very busy with the task at hand, but we will be open on Sunday from 10:00 - 4:00 as usual.  We will be at our farm until around noon and then will be heading to another alpaca farm to help with their shearing as they helped us with ours.  Come on out to the farm if you'd like to see how we "harvest" the fiber from our animals!

Thursday, April 6, 2017

We're Open Again!

Beginning April 8th-9th, we will be open on weekends from 10-4. 
A loved one of ours recently found themselves in the hospital and we have been unable to open for the past few weekends.  Now that they are recuperating in a rehabilitation center and we've found our new normal, we're happy to say that we can now continue to be open on weekends!  We're looking forward to seeing old friends again and meeting new visitors.  The alpacas are very close to having their full fleece on as shearing is just a little more than a month away!  Come out to see them and browse our shop.  It also looks like the weather will be great to be outdoors!  Thank you to everyone for their understanding during this time.