Ourselves as well as other alpaca farmers will celebrate National Alpaca Days and Connecticut Alpaca Days on Saturday and Sunday, September 25 and 26, by hosting an open house from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at their farms.
The event is free.
Besides us you can visit:
*Alpacaboose Farm at 12 East St., Oxford. The farm features female alpacas and products made from their fiber. Spinning and needle felting demonstrations are planned. Those seeking additional information may call Ron or Rose East, 203-888-4695.
*Alpaca Hill Farm, 8 Willow St., Seymour, visitors can meet 19 alpacas, muscovy ducks and herd guardian Kramer, a Great Pyrenees. The farm will only be open on Saturday, September 25. It has for sale soft yarns and roving and alpaca felt in a variety of colors from its own animals as well as garments made from alpacas, cuddly alpaca toys and alpaca bears.
Visitors will learn about alpacas and their care, and can pet and feed the alpacas. Those seeking additional information may visit www.alpacahillFarm. com or call 203-888-1526 or 203-215-8878.
*Coon Hollow Farm, located at 156 Punkup Rd. in Oxford, the public is invited to meet Tim and Dawn Sotir’s seven alpacas and other farm friends. There will be spinning and felting demonstrations as well as beverages and snacks.
The family farmstand will be filled with hand-spun yarns, alpaca items, felting kits, honey, eggs, goat’s milk soap, items made from beeswax, herbs and more. Those seeking additional information may call 203-881-1986 or visit http://www.coonhollowfarm.blogspot.com/.
*Dream Come True Farm, 82 Freeman Rd., Oxford, Mike and Pam Blasko will feature handspun yarns, wool for spinning, spinning wheels, goat milk soap, woodworks, maple syrup and handcrafted gift items. The public can view the couple’s alpacas, llamas, sheep and goats and obtain information on small farming. Those seeking additional information may call 203-736-2630 0r visit Area alpaca farmers will celebrate National Alpaca Days and Connecticut Alpaca Days on Saturday and Sunday, September 25 and 26, by hosting an open house from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at their farms. http://www.pamsfiber.blogspot.com/
*Hubbell Farm at French’s Corner in Shelton (White Hills) is an 1825 farm that retains its original barns and outbuildings, vintage tractors and farm equipment. Visitors can view alpacas, a llama and sheep and purchase herbs, herbal products, sachets, dream pillows, alpaca and sheep raw fiber, yarn, felting kits, soap and more. Also available is roving in natural colors from the farm’s sheep and alpacas and wool dyed on the farm. Those seeking additional information may call 203-929-2052.
*Simple Gifts Farm, 1135 James Farm Rd., Stratford, grows fine fiber from its alpacas and Olde English babydoll sheep. The farm is owned by Marti and Ray Kosh. Once the roving returns from the mill, it is spun into yarn. Marti designs patterns for hand-spun natural and hand-dyed yarns and makes up knitting kits. Along with an array of hand-spun yarns, there are hand-knitted items and gifts created on the farm. Visitors are invited to enjoy spinning demonstrations, stories about the couple’s “furry” friends and Ray’s adventures as a gentleman farmer.Visit www.simplegiftoffiber.blogspot.com or call 203-378-0893 for information.