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Jun
24

10 am to 1 pm Join us for a fun embroidery class where you will make a cute alpaca hoop to hang on your wall! Come sit under the trees and learn several embroidery stitches to complete this project! A kit will be provided and are part of the class fee. Light refreshments will be provided.

Jun
24

This is a repeat of our April 1, seminar. We had so many rave reviews from attendees and comments of regret from folks who were unable to attend.....we asked Chris Reachard to return. Chris Reachard of C and C Alpaca Factory shares his views on Marketing yet another commodity produced by our beloved alpacas. This is an all day, hands-on workshop. Each attendee will learn how to make and leave with samples of Fire Bricks, Magic Dust, Seed Starter Cubes, Potting Soil and Tea Bags. Requirements of marketing the manure are a big part of the discussion. Plan to join us for the fun! Chris and Carol Howard of Cinco C's Alpacas will sponsor this event. Lunch and all materials will be provided. To register for the workshop contact Carol Howard at Cinco C's Alpacas. Don't delay. Register today space is limited.

Jun
24

Saturday, June 24th and Sunday June 25th 10 am until 4 pm both days ALPACAS, FREE SEMINARS, ALPACA PRODUCTS, FIBER DEMONSTRATIONS AND FUN!!! Come Rain or Shine. Alpacas will be under a huge tent and the seminars and demonstrations will be the beautiful bank barn. Take a farm tour. Bring the family to see over 35 alpacas and their new babies. Many alpaca products for sale, from socks to hats, yarn teddy bears etc. Four Alpaca farms with over 35 alpacas, including at least 6 baby crias – More 2 in 1 and 3 in 1 alpaca packages available than at any other sale. To view alpacas in the sale, go to OPENHERD, and search for Mommyandme, as a farm name. Each breeder will have moms with crias at side either re-bred or with a free breeding. All alpacas will be shorn, so you can see their true conformation and will have their 2017 fleece available to evaluate their fiber quality. There will also be many other alpacas available in every color and age. Many alpacas available for financing with a down payment. Credit, cash or check. Come pick out your favorite animals to start your herd and start enjoying the alpaca lifestyle or add great animals to your existing herd. OR just come for the education, demonstrations and FUN! Free Seminars – Basic care, business planning, alpaca selection and fiber analysis Demonstrations include shearing, fiber, and alpaca agility, and an alpaca parade! Complimentary drinks and snacks available throughout the day. Lunch provided by Bucks County Pronking Pacas 4-H club for a small donation. No admission or seminar charge – Hope to see you there! Go to harleyhillfarm.com or call 215-536-2841for more info – You can pre-register to attend. Any pre-registered attendees will be put into a drawing for a $100 credit toward an alpaca purchase.

Jun
24

Mommy and Me Alpaca Extravaganza Harley Hill Farm Alpacas, 451 Kellers Road Quakertown PA 18951 Saturday, June 24th and Sunday June 25th 10 am until 4 pm both days Saturday, June 24th and Sunday June 25th 10 am until 4 pm both days ALPACAS, FREE SEMINARS, ALPACA PRODUCTS, FIBER DEMONSTRATIONS AND FUN!!! Come Rain or Shine. Alpacas will be under a huge tent and the seminars and demonstrations will be the beautiful bank barn. Take a farm tour. Bring the family to see over 35 alpacas and their new babies. Many alpaca products for sale, from socks to hats, yarn teddy bears etc. Four Alpaca farms with over 35 alpacas, including at least 6 baby crias – More 2 in 1 and 3 in 1 alpaca packages available than at any other sale. To view alpacas in the sale, go to OPENHERD, and search for Mommyandme, as a farm name. Each breeder will have moms with crias at side either re-bred or with a free breeding. All alpacas will be shorn, so you can see their true conformation and will have their 2017 fleece available to evaluate their fiber quality. There will also be many other alpacas available in every color and age. Many alpacas available for financing with a down payment. Credit, cash or check. Come pick out your favorite animals to start your herd and start enjoying the alpaca lifestyle or add great animals to your existing herd. OR just come for the education, demonstrations and FUN! Free Seminars – Basic care, business planning, alpaca selection and fiber analysis Demonstrations include shearing, fiber, and alpaca agility, and an alpaca parade! Complimentary drinks and snacks available throughout the day. Lunch provided by Bucks County Pronking Pacas 4-H club for a small donation. No admission or seminar charge – Hope to see you there! Go to harleyhillfarm.com or call 215-536-2841for more info – You can pre-register to attend. Any pre-registered attendees will be put into a drawing for a $100 credit toward an alpaca purchase. Location: Harley Hill Farm 451

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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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