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August, 2010

Save the date!  The weekend of Sept. 25-26th we will be participating in the 4th Annual National Alpaca Farm Days celebration.

Over the past three years, we have joined with alpaca farms all over the country in hosting an open-house weekend for the public.  Carloads of visitors kept us busy for 2 days as we answered questions and introduced our alpacas.  Again this year, you will be able to observe the alpacas close-up, dig deep in a bag of luxurious shorn fleece, shop for alpaca socks, scarves, and teddy bears, and enjoy cookies and juice.  There will be informational material available, as well as a spinning demonstration by Louise Nuttle of Dry Creek Alpacas, for those interested in the fiber aspect of the industry.

Mark your calendars and come see us!

Recent Show Results:

Our big news... The first Color Champion and Reserve Color Champion of our breeding program!!

April 2008 saw us in Clemson, S.C. for the Palmetto Classic where our darling Journey took 1st Place in her Beige Yearling Female class, then went on to be awarded Beige Female Color Champion!

At the same show, Gracie took 2nd Place in a class of 7 brown yearlings, then proceeded to take Brown Female Reserve Color Champion!

Not to be completely outdone, for our males, Franklyn brought home a 2nd Place ribbon in a class of 7 Brown Adult Males.

April 2009 we were back in Clemson again.  Journey and Gracie were now part of our breeding program and were not showing this go round.  Awards went to:

  • Royal, 1st Place Blue Ribbon for Brown Adult Male
  • Juno, 2nd Place ribbon for Light Brown Yearling Female
  • Mojito, 4th Place ribbon for Medium Brown Yearling Female
  • Franklyn, 4th Place ribbon for Brown Adult Male
  • Sir Bobby, 6th Place ribbon for Beige Yearling Male

October 2009 had us traveling to Lexington, VA for VAOBA's Alpaca Expo.

Juno went solo, awarded a 4th Place in a class of 8 Dark Fawn Yearling Females.

March 2010 was the Southern Select in Shelbyville, TN.  Two new show string animals got their chance, with Endeavor placing 2nd in Light Fawn Juvenile Male, and Nova placing 2nd in Brown Yearling Female.  Our show veteran Juno took 5th place in a very competitive Dark Fawn Yearling Female class.

Plans have been made to attend VAOBA's Alpaca Expo on October 16-17th, so join us in Lexington, Virginia and cheer on our babies with us!

Lara

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