Fall is Alpaca Season! Beginning just after Labor
Day, we'll be on the road with Alpacas and a selection
of our Alpaca products hand-made on our farm, as well as
products made here in America. We'll also have
fine imports from Peru, the ancient homeland of Alpacas.
We're also opening our Farm Store on weekends when
we're home. Check out our
Alpacas, often mistaken for Llamas, originated in the
Andes Mountains of South America. Alpacas and
Llamas are both from the Camelid family, and are distant
relatives of Camels. Alpacas are bred specifically
for their fleece, which is finer and warmer than wool.
Most American Alpacas are registered with DNA records
Browse through our on-line store and you'll find
eclectic mix of do-it-yourself supplies and hand-made
Alpaca wearables right from our fiber studio. If
you'd like to meet the Alpacas as a part of your
shopping experience, you can visit our farm in the Green
Hills area of Berks County, PA. You're sure to
find something soft and warm.
THE LEARNING CURVE
How does the shorn fleece from an Alpaca make the
journey to become fine woven and knitted garments and
accessories? How do you decide which animals are
best for your breeding plan? How do you set up
your barn and fields to best suit your needs?
These are just a few of the questions we've asked, and
in some cases, found useful answers.
Take a breath of fresh air as you walk out to the
pastures of our farm here in Green Hills. If you
listen carefully, you might hear the faint humming of
the Alpacas. While you're here, you can get up
close and personal with our newest arrivals. Take
a tour of our fiber studio and see how we turn fleece
into hand-spun and woven wearables and accessories.
THE BACK STORY
Just how did an otherwise normal family turn to a life
of simple agrarian pleasures? Was it a search for
something chaotic to add to their busy lives, or was it
the next big pyramid scheme? Actually neither.
It was a long, thoughtful process that weighed all the
pros and cons. Take the journey back with us to
find out the entire story.