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Outstanding Dreams Alpaca Farm

"Let us fulfill your outstanding dreams"

Phil & Vickie Liske
24480 Pinetown RDPreston, MD 21655
410-673-2002
410-829-4492, 410+829+2012
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Saturday, August 3, 2019

Sunshine and Rainbows

Serenade , spring 2019

Serenade , spring 2019

Unfortunately raising animals is not all sunshine and rainbows as some would believe.
Along with the joys of seeing new life created and enjoying our beautiful alpacas comes the grief of loss occasionally.
Yesterday was one of those days as we said goodbye to one of our favorite alpacas, Jericho's Serenade. Serenade was one of the sweetest natured animals here on our farm with a calm, gentle disposition. She was a wonderful mom and gave us two beautiful, healthy crias here.
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Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Thank You

Thank You

Two little words with such big meaning.
Recently, we had a wonderful visit from a very nice family. The grandparents are local, while the daughter and granddaughter were visiting from England.
The little girl, age nine, loved meeting our alpacas and had loads of great questions. Lucky Charm and her daughter Lucky Lady played their roles as our alpaca ambassadors while we discussed all things alpaca. She was such a sweet and k read more...

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Shearing Day 2019

Another Year's shearing is in the books.
The day dawned bright and sunny despite a gloomy forecast. However, as shearing got underway, thunderstorms broke out and torrential downpours set upon us. Luckily, we were prepared and all our alpacas were already inside our barn. Actually, we never missed a beat and things continued running smoothly.
The showers passed and the sunshine returned. All our alpacas sported their new haircuts and are now prepared for warmer weather.
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Saturday, March 16, 2019

PAOBA Breeders Showcase 2019

On Deck

On Deck

Hats off to the Pennsylvania Alpaca Breeders Association (PAOBA) for putting on a wonderful show!
As this was our first time attending the show at their new venue, we weren't sure what to expect. We were pleased with the animal friendly setup which made our alpacas feel more at ease than the traditional arena setups with concrete floors.
We know how much work it takes to put one of these shows on and the volunteers are to be commended. The hospitality we were shown was great and mu read more...
Pep talk

Pep talk

Vickie's new alpaca

Vickie's new alpaca

Alpaca my bag!

Alpaca my bag!

Making friends

Making friends


Monday, February 18, 2019

Selling Alpacas..... Ethically

Headie

Headie

We recently had a nice couple call us interested in purchasing alpacas. We set up a time for them to visit and spent a couple of hours answering their questions, finding out what it is they are looking for, and explaining the ins and outs of what is involved in caring for the animals. We showed them several good candidates for their situation , proven females that have calm temperaments and are great mothers. One of the topics we stressed was the need to have more than one alpaca as they are her read more...

Saturday, December 1, 2018

Holiday Open House 2018

We had a wonderful time at our Holiday Open House this year!
Welcoming hundreds of guests to our farm and introducing them to our alpacas is always a fun and rewarding experience for us. We sometimes take our alpacas for granted as they're part of our daily lives. However, it's great to see the excitement when others meet alpacas for the very first time.
Visitors enjoyed meeting the alpacas and learning all about why and how we raise them, shopping for holiday gifts in our Alpaca Far read more...

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Maryland Alpacas and Fleece Festival 2018

Outstanding Dreams Farm's booth

Outstanding Dreams Farm's booth

We had a fun weekend participating in the Maryland Alpacas and Fleece Festival this past weekend!
This was our first time participating as vendors, as in years past we served as volunteers manning the Maryland Alpaca Breeders Association (MABA) booth and helping out wherever we were needed.
We had a great time spreading the word about alpacas and showing people the many wonderful products made from their fiber. Sales were brisk, (as was the weather!) and many people were fascinated read more...
Our mascot

Our mascot

Youth Performance classes

Youth Performance classes

That's a funny lookin' alpaca!

That's a funny lookin' alpaca!

My little Traveling Gnome!

My little Traveling Gnome!


Monday, November 5, 2018

Holiday Open House December 1st, 2018

Join us for a wonderful shopping experience and opportunity to visit our farm on Saturday, December 1st for our Annual Holiday Open House. Held in Preston on Maryland's eastern shore, this festive event takes place from 10:00 am until 5:00 pm.

Enjoy strolling the farm, seeing our friendly alpacas and shopping in our Farm Store while the kids enjoy visiting with Santa. Our retail store offers a wide range of fiber products, apparel and accessories crafted from the luxurious fleece of read more...

Friday, October 26, 2018

Gabbie Girl !

Gabriela , just born

Gabriela , just born

We're so excited to introduce the newest member of our herd!
Please welcome Outstanding Dreams Gabriela.
Gabbie is so named as she's the gabbiest alpaca we've ever known! I actually heard her before seeing her. She really is one Gabbie Girl!
What is so exciting about Gabbie is that her sire and dam have now combined to give us three consecutive Pinto patterned offspring. Gabbie has an older sister and brother who are almost identical to her, ODF Annie's Minnie Me and ODF Rebel's read more...
Gabbie Girl

Gabbie Girl

Older sister, Minnie Me

Older sister, Minnie Me

Older brother, Rebel's Rebellion

Older brother, Rebel's Rebellion

Sire, Clear Mountain's Painted Rebel

Sire, Clear Mountain's Painted Rebel


Wednesday, October 17, 2018

An Alpaca Wedding in Wye Mills, Maryland

Ryan and Christina's big day!

Ryan and Christina's big day!


What an exciting and unique way to spend the day!

Once again, we were delighted to bring our alpacas to be part of a wedding celebration. It's such a fun and exciting experience for us as the alpacas are so popular and bring happiness to so many people attending the wedding. This is actually the third wedding we've been a part of, so now, we're kind of getting the hang of it.

The alpacas are always part of the wedding photos with the bride and groom, as well as the we read more...