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Silkie's Farm

'making the world a little softer'

Marcia & Al Silkroski
1418 Hilltop RoadChester Springs, PA 19425
610.608.5337
Fax: 888.887.9006
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Sunday, December 4, 2016

Silkie's Spotlight -Day 4

ALPACA FELTED GOAT'S MILK SOAP
That's a mouthful!! Goat's milk soap is awesome by itself because it is gentle on the skin and leaves your skin feeling fresh and clean. Wrapping it in alpaca fleece using a wet-felt technique makes it even more awesome. It's pretty and purposeful. The fleece acts as a mild exfoliate and helps to preserve the soap even longer. We have many scents available and waiting on a new shipment as we speak. Lavender is very popular but we also have eucalyptus, vanilla, read more...

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Silkie's Spotlight - Day 3


Friday, December 2, 2016

Silkie's Spotlight - Day 2

YARN
One of the greatest benefits of owning alpacas is shearing off that wonderful fleece and sending it to be processed. When those giant boxes come back from the mill, they are practically bursting out of the cardboard. Once you get your hands on alpaca yarn it's so hard to stop touching it. It is so soft and works well on so many projects. Most of our yarns are 100% alpaca but some are blended to lend more versatility to your creative ideas. Check our store for prices and availabili read more...

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Silkie's Spotlight - Day 1


Monday, November 7, 2016

The Breeder's Showcase - PAOBA's signature event

Pennsylvania Alpca Owners and Breeders Association

Pennsylvania Alpca Owners and Breeders Association

Well, it's almost here, the 16th Annual Breeder's Showcase! Once again we are taking over the Utz Arena at the York County Fairgrounds. Alpacas from all over the state and from the surrounding area will be pouring into the building on Friday, November 11th to be color checked and officially registered for the show. Once the animals are settled, the fleece is displayed and the Silent Auction table is laid out just right, the volunteers will go home for some much needed rest.
Saturday an read more...
Fashion Show

Fashion Show

Selfie Frame

Selfie Frame

Ribbons!!

Ribbons!!

Halter and Performance Classes

Halter and Performance Classes


Friday, May 1, 2015

May Days!!

Athena

Athena

What is it like waiting for a Cria?

Well, if you've ever waited for a baby to arrive - your own, your family member, puppies, guppies, or even a hatching ducky.... you get it. You count the days. You pace the floor. You wake up in the middle of the night wondering if everyone is ok. When "it" finally arrives, it's so exciting to see what it looks like, sounds like, smells like. Heck, I even get excited to see the first crocus and daffodil after the winter thaw, so maybe I'm just read more...
Penny - testing out her new legs

Penny - testing out her new legs

Abbey and cria Penny Lane

Abbey and cria Penny Lane

Priscilla protecting her baby Athena

Priscilla protecting her baby Athena


Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Silkie's Gettin' Techie

Dear Prudence

Dear Prudence

The whole world seems to have grasped some level of social media. Like it or not, it's here to stay. I admit, I'm feeling more and more like a junkie with each passing QR code and easy, convenient click. We're stepping it up this month with a cell phone App. Click on this crazy black and white square and tell us what you think.



We will cont read more...
Mustang Sally Ride

Mustang Sally Ride

Arcas

Arcas


Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Dryer Balls, really?

What in the world is a dryer ball? I'm glad you asked. These nifty little items take the place of Dryer Sheets, yet they have no chemical fragrance and reduce the amount of time needed to dry your clothes. They are made of 100% felted alpaca fleece. The fleece used to make these balls is the stuff some farms just throw away after shearing. It is generally the leg and belly fiber that has little use in the industry according to many owners. When we are making grapevine nesting balls for the read more...

Monday, October 7, 2013

Our prince has come!

How fitting for the son of a full Accoyo named after the crescent moon, to be born around the harvest moon! Sir Cedric of the Harvest (casually known around here as Cedric), was born on September 20th. He is our first male on the farm and we have BIG plans for him. Life is giddy with a cria on the farm again. Their curiosity while they are discovering the world around them is so fun to watch. From autumn's falling leaves, to a chicken racing across the paddock, he checks everything out with read more...