Spring time at Coon Hollow Farm

Spring time at Coon Hollow Farm
Our Olde English "Babydoll" Sheep and their lambs

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Alpaca Days are coming!

Alpaca Days are coming this weekend, Saturday, September 24th and Sunday, September 25th. We will have the farm stand open and the boys will be ready and waiting for their visitors (and they have promised me no spitting at each other!). The local newspaper listed us as well as the other farms that will be joining us. The following is who and what we will all be doing:

*Alpaca Hill Farm, 8 Willow St., Seymour, visitors can meet 9 alpacas, a pony, muscovy ducks and herd guardian Kramer, a Great Pyrenees. The farm will be open on Saturday, September 24 from 10 to 5 and Sunday, September 25 from 12 to 5. 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. They will have a fiber arts demonstration for kids too. 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, Llama, Olde English "Babydoll" Southdown sheep and other farm friends. They will be opened on Sat Sept 24 and Sun, Sept 25 from 10 to 4. 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/.

"Royal Eminence"
*Dream Come True Farm, 82 Freeman Rd., Oxford, Mike and Pam Blasko will feature alpaca handspun yarns, wool for spinning, spinning wheels, goat milk soap, woodworks, maple syrup and handcrafted gift items. The public can obtain information on small farming. Those seeking additional information may call 203-736-2630. They will celebrate National Alpaca Days and Connecticut Alpaca Days on Sunday, September 25 by hosting an open house from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at their farm. 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. The farm will be open Sat and Sun, those seeking additional information may call 203-929-2052.

1 comment:

  1. Yeah!! I almost emailed you to see if you had time for my spinning refresher....I think you'll be pretty busy!! I'm going to do my best to stop by!! :o)

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