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Mary's Alpaca

Mary's Alpaca - The Alpaca Source for Quality that You Can Rely On

Mary Forte
8080 Enon Church Road
The Plains, VA 20198
540-364-2843
305-803-1444 Mobile
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Make Your Own Sugar Water for Fecals...The Recipe

UPDATE: hold 24 hours before final reading

This solution known as Sheathers Solution should be kept in the refrigerator. We strongly suggest that you wear rubber gloves...you'll see why in a minute.
SUGAR 1 POUND (454 GRAMS)
DISTILLED WATER 12 1/4 OUNCES (355 ml)
FORMALDEHYDE 6 ml (from specimen bottles and may not be necessary if the solution is kept in the fridge)

Have a clean mason jar ready for your finished Fecal Testing Solution. Don'... read full article



Purchasing Your First Alpaca

What appeals to you?
Your choice will usually be a combination of desires and needs...and how much time and money you are willing to commit to your new endeavor.

Points to consider:
-It's so cute and cuddly:
-The emotional appeal is universal. Do you want a pet to help keep the grass down in your yard? Someone to love? Maybe a gelding will do and double as a performance alpaca for your children to rear. A pet can also have beautiful fiber for your new knitting hobby. Not a bad idea
-If... read full article



So You Want to Transport Your Alpacas Yourself

Bottom Line:When you reach your destination observe your alpaca's behavior.They must EAT, POOP, PEE and CHEW CUD!

This is for those of you, like me, who have either never transported your own alpacas, BY YOURSELF, or if you did, maybe ran short of some seemingly inconsequential item that would be worth more than gold to you at the time you discovered its absence.
All the transporters I knew of were already booked. Do I panic? No way. I've been around. Should be no problem. Maybe consider the... read full article



Special FINANCING for Today's Economy...if you need it

Your Own Special Financing, By You and For You

Be creative. If your qualified and it makes sense to us, we just might bite!

We all know about the fiscally bizarre situation the USA and the World is in. Sure there are other, even more important things to be concerned with. Health, hunger and who amongst us can discount the environment and the ice caps melting.

I'd venture an easy guess and say that the human species will weather the storm and in fact may be better for the shake up.

Mary's Alpaca has decided to help ease the burd... read full article



Wanna See Our New Rig?

Featherlite made to order

Insulated ceiling & walls: high interior outlets, quiet diesel generator...... read full article



Welcome to Mary's Alpaca. A short or long story

From the beginning, my philosophy has been to breed quality. This may sound like a cliche, but it is much easier said than done.
Breeding quality takes relentless effort and an incredible amount of time to assure that the odds are stacked in favor of your unborn cria.
We invite you to visit our farm and see the results for yourself.
Located in The Plains, Virginia, Mary’s Alpaca is beautifully situated on rolling acres of pastureland, mountains with views galore and a mere 45 minutes from W... read full article



You bred for the best . . . . now what about your fleece???

Knowing your Fibre care products can make a big difference...because... The Life of your Fleece BEGINS with the FIRST WASHING!

VISIT UNICORN FIBRE AT WWW.UNICORNFIBRE.COM AND VIEW ALL THE PRODUCTS AVAILABLE TO ENHANCE YOUR ALPACA FIBER!

WHEN I WAS NEW TO THE ALPACA BUSINESS I WAS ADVISED TO USE DAWN OR PRELL TO WASH MY FIBER...THERE WAS OF COURSE THE OLD STANDBY, DRY CLEANING (THAT WILL RUIN MOST ANYTHING GOOD YOU OWN.)

NOW I KNOW BETTER. NOTHING, NOTHING CAN COMPARE TO THE PRODUCTS MENTIONED HERE. FOR STARTERS, IT'S MUCH MORE COST EFFECTIVE THAN DAWN OR OTHER DISH WASHI... read full article