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Nov
24

Enjoy a unique shopping experience, where you get to meet the alpacas whose fleece made many of the unique items in our Farm Boutique. We offer lots of lovely yarn from our alpacas, as well as hand-made items such as hats, scarves, gloves designed and knit for us by Justine Chenel, of Justine Chenel Designs. We also offer American made alpaca socks, alpaca rugs, blankets, so much and more. Our Farm Boutique offers unique alpaca gifts items, offering you and your family a great way to have a relaxing day visiting alpacas, and finishing up your holiday shopping. Come prepared to take selfies with an alpaca or two. Open rain or shine! If raining, bring your umbrella. To help you meet your alpaca ownership dreams, we are offering year end specials on alpacas. We are a ranch, so come dressed appropriately. No dogs please, or leave in vehicle.

Nov
24

Christmas is coming early at the Ohio Alpaca Centre located in Wakeman Ohio on Rt 20. The herd is owned by M-R Alpacas Ranch Inc. M-R Alpacas Ranch Inc. hopes to make this a great one stop shopping pleasure for you and your families! When you come you may see the babies (crias) playing in the pastures, or you may be able to see our herdsire row grazing and showing their "stuff", the female paddock will possibly share a kiss or two. In our fleece room we can share the fleece and share which alpaca it belongs too, then on to the farm store where you will find hand made items from our alpacas yarn and rovings. We offer alpaca scarfs, hats, headbands, scrunches, baby hats. Yarn and rovings that is made from our herd. We also sell raw fiber. We have children's hats, gloves and so much more. We have socks, purses, dryer balls, alpaca dolls, ornaments, pillow made and quilted by me filled with alpaca fiber and so much more. Our alpaca products are made in the USA or Peru. The farm store is open through the week and every Saturday and Sunday now until Christmas Eve. We hope you will stop by and say hello! Hours are 10-3. If you need special times call me at 440-759-9544 and we will see what we can do to help you!

Nov
24

Two farms - one convenient location! Take a break from the annual Thanksgiving winery tours to come meet the colorful alpacas of EasyGo Farm and Alpacas of Oregon. The Open Barn is located in Sherwood, Oregon, just off Hwy 99, in the midst of wine country. We will be open Friday and Saturday from 10am till 4pm. Get nose to nose with the females, crias, herdsires, and alpacas for fiber artists, 4-H, companions, or pasture ornaments & lawn mowers. Get your hands on our luxurious alpaca products: fleece and roving for handspinners, yarn for knitters, sweaters, scarves, socks, & more, many handcrafted. This is a unique way to entertain your out of town company, as well as do some holiday shopping. Visitors can chat with long-time livestock breeders who've raised llamas, horses, sheep, and goats. They've found that alpacas are a perfect match for owners of small acreages or for crafters looking for their own four-legged fiber producers. Both farms offer alpacas for sale along with boarding options.

Nov
24

In celebration of the Thanksgiving holiday, Blue Mesa Alpacas is having an extended Open Ranch event the end of Thanksgiving week, Friday through Sunday, November 24th-26th, Open-Ranch hours 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event will feature free ranch tours. Ranch visitors will have the chance to mingle with our friendly herd of fantastic alpacas and hand-feed them treats. Bring along your camera for some great picture-taking fun! Our Farm Store will be open, offering a wide array of fine alpaca products (alpaca yarns, socks, scarves, hats, throws, rugs, and more), all at an Open-Ranch Special of 20% off regular prices. It's a great chance to select a unique gift for that special someone on your holiday gift list.

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ABOUT ALPACAS

Alpacas are gentle creatures that are easy to care for and can be raised for either profit or for pure enjoyment as a hobby.

Although they make wonderful pets and are exceptionally gentle with children, they are primarily known for their high quality, luxury fiber. Alpaca fiber is highly prized for its exceptional softness, durability, incredible warmth, and is hypoallergenic. In fact, it is considered to be a luxury fiber.

Like other natural fibers, alpaca wool has excellent thermal and wicking properties, so it will keep you warm and dry, yet will allow your skin to breathe. Alpaca fiber makes great socks, hats, sweaters, scarves, and gloves. Lower grade fiber from the legs and belly area makes excellent rugs and blankets.

Alpaca Breeds

A Suri alpaca has long, silky fiber that hangs in narrow twists or locks and resembles dreadlocks. The Huacaya looks like a plush toy animal and has shorter, dense, crimpy fiber that is soft and fluffy looking. The Suri is not as common as the Huacaya, and therefore its fiber tends to be more expensive.

Alpaca History

Alpacas originated in South America and were imported to the United States in the 1980s. They are part of the camelid family, which also includes camels and llamas, but they chew their cud the same way that cows do.

An alpaca's diet consists mainly of grass and hay, and it can obtain most of its food from grazing in the open pasture. They will also trim the grass carefully without pulling out the entire plant.

After the initial investment, the cost of maintaining alpacas is relatively low and they are considered to be a very healthy, 'green' animal, having very nutrient-rich manure. Alpacas are shorn once a year, and their fleece does not take long to grow back.

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