A Taste of Life at Windrush Alpacas

March 6, 2018

Open Farm Day is Saturday!

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February 26, 2018

Spring on Over to Windrush Alpacas!

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Spring is just around the corner, and our alpacas are ready for the warmer temps and grass that will begin to sprout up in the next few weeks. We bet you are too! Come outside and spend some time with the alpacas!

Join us for our next Open Farm Day on Saturday, March 10, 2018 ,  to learn about alpacas, see their full winter coats (shearing will take place in April and May) and take a tour of our farm. Visit us anytime between 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.

Our Farm Store will be open for you to enjoy refreshments and browse the alpaca products we have for sale. Who wouldn’t like a new pair of soft, alpaca socks or a bright new scarf for spring?

On an Open Farm Day tour, you will get to personally meet our owners and many of our alpacas. You will learn a bit about each one. (They all have different personalities, you know!) We will explain how we care for them and how their soft fleece is turned into the beautiful yarns, garments and toys that are sold in our Farm Store.

After spending time with our friendly animals, you might even Adopt-a-Paca while you are there! No need to take it home, we’ll care for it. You can visit on Open Farm Day or by appointment. We’ll tell you all about our program when you visit!

Bring your family, your friends, your co-workers and anyone who needs to get outside in the sunshine and join us for this informative and fun day! And don’t forget your camera! Our alpacas love to take selfies with you!

We have ample free parking, it’s free admission for everyone, and we even offer hot and cold refreshments to our visitors. Windrush Alpacas farm is located us 1-1/4 miles south of Brady on CRM. Watch our Facebook page for updates http://www.facebook.com/WindrushAlpacas.

For more information, call us at 575-683-5177 or visit our website at www.windrushalpacas.com, shop online at http://www.windrushalpacas.net/store/ , or sign up for our newsletter at http://eepurl.com/xhiwn! Learn more about our Adopt-a-Program here http://www.windrushalpacas.com/pages/2087/adopt-a-paca .

January 8, 2018

Start Your New Year with a Visit to the Alpacas

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January 2, 2018

Beat the Post-Holiday Blues with a Visit Windrush Alpacas

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After a busy holiday season, some of us feel a letdown in January. We’ve got the cure! Visit with our alpacas at Open Farm Day, Saturday, January 13, 10 am to 3 pm.

When you visit with the alpacas, you can’t help but smile. Their gentle demeanor, soft fleece and eagerness to eat grain from your hand will change your mood instantly. Take a tour of the farm to learn why we chose to raise alpacas, how we care for them, and what we do with their fleece in the spring. Our alpacas each have a name and very different personalities. A visit to the farm is a unique experience.

While here, stop in our Farm Store. We sell toasty, warm alpaca products. Warmer than wool and softer than cashmere, we have luxuriously soft alpaca scarves, gloves, mittens, and hats… and everyone’s favorite, socks and slippers.

Admission is free, and refreshments will be served at the Farm Store. If it’s a little too cold, we’ll bring one of the alpacas inside too for you to visit with and feed.

Start your new year in a new way.  And if you’ve been here before, come again! There is always something interesting to learn and see at Windrush Alpacas. Stop by anytime on Saturday, January 13 between 10 am and 3 pm!  Be ready for plenty of picture taking too!

Windrush Alpacas farm is located just 1-1/4 miles south of Brady on CRM. Watch our Facebook page for updates http://www.facebook.com/WindrushAlpacas.

For more information, call us at 575-683-5177 or visit our website at www.windrushalpacas.com, shop online at http://www.windrushalpacas.net/store/ , or sign up for our newsletter at http://eepurl.com/xhiwn! Learn more about our Adopt-a-Program here http://www.windrushalpacas.com/pages/2087/adopt-a-paca .

November 24, 2014

Alpaca will solve your winter woes!

Get warm and stay toasty with alpaca socks, gloves, scarves and more!

The girls in their coatsIt’s that time again for gift shopping for your loved ones and friends, so for the holiday season (and your convenience), Windrush Alpacas Farm Store will be open every Saturday through the end of December from 10:00-3:00. We have ready-to-wear, super warm garments and accessories as well as toys, bedding, crafting supplies and more. We stock a wide variety of gifts to accommodate men, women, children, and pets. You’ll find something for everyone!

Our two most popular gift items are the Extreme socks and our Adopt-a-Paca Program: one will keep your toes warm and the other will warm your heart. Come by to find out more or shop online if you wish!

On Saturday, December 6th from 10:00-3:00 we’ll also be open for our monthly Open Farm Day Event during which we offer tours of our working alpaca farm, give educational demonstrations and let visitors interact with our friendly alpacas. If it happens to be chilly or windy, we’ll bring one of our star alpacas into the Farm Store to visit folks so there’s no excuse for missing the fun!

As usual, we offer free admission, free parking and free (hot) refreshments. Come join us 1-1/4 miles south of Brady on CRM… see you soon!

Stay in touch with us on our Facebook page, through our newsletter, or better yet you can Adopt-a-Paca and get special treatment for a whole year!

We have easy access and ample parking to accommodate even large groups. Free admission and parking, Windrush Alpacas is just 1-1/4 miles south of Brady on CRM. See you soon!

For more information, call us at 575-683-5177 or visit our website at www.windrushalpacas.com. Also, you can Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/WindrushAlpacas, shop online at http://www.windrushalpacas.net/store/ , and sign up for our newsletter at http://eepurl.com/xhiwn! Learn more about our Adopt-a-Program here http://www.windrushalpacas.com/pages/2087/adopt-a-paca .

October 27, 2014

Alpacas are more than cute faces!

Melany and AsteroidSure alpacas are cute and entertaining to watch, but their fleece has kept people warm for centuries. Give a story with your gifts this holiday season; select a unique and interesting item from our Farm Store and personally meet the friendly alpaca who produced the fleece. 

Yes, it’s that time of the year again! The holidays are upon us and we always enjoy giving gifts that make people say ohhhh and ahhhh. We can help you with that! Come on out to our Farm Store and shop for some of the most distinctive and charming gifts you’ve ever seen! From socks and hats to dryer balls and rugs to cat toys and kid toys, you’re sure to find something for everyone on your shopping list.

Then take a tour of our Alpaca Farm and meet the alpacas who produced the fleece for the items you bought. Wouldn’t it be a blast to give Aunt Emma a knitted alpaca shawl, or give dad a pair of alpaca socks, and be able to tell them that you personally met and pet the very alpaca that donated the fleece to keep them cozy warm? Sure it would!

Pacas are our passion and we enjoy teaching visitors everything we can. Tour of our fully-functional alpaca farm to meet our friendly alpaca, see how our facility is run, and to learn why we love alpacas so much!

Join us on Saturday, November 8th between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. for our monthly Open Farm Day Event and Farm Store Shopping Experience. Bring your whole family – maybe you can even drop hints about what you what them to buy you – and enjoy a day on our alpaca farm. We’ll have guided pasture tours, educational demonstrations and supervised interaction with our 70 alpaca. It’s never too early to start shopping and there’s always time for fun!

Stay in touch with us on our Facebook page, through our newsletter, or better yet you can Adopt-a-Paca and get special treatment for a whole year!

We have easy access and ample parking to accommodate even large groups. Free admission and parking, Windrush Alpacas is just 1-1/4 miles south of Brady on CRM. See you soon!

 

For more information, call us at 575-683-5177 or visit our website at www.windrushalpacas.com. Also, you can Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/WindrushAlpacas, shop online at http://www.windrushalpacas.net/store/ , and sign up for our newsletter at http://eepurl.com/xhiwn! Learn more about our Adopt-a-Program here http://www.windrushalpacas.com/pages/2087/adopt-a-paca .

October 25, 2012

Adopt-A-Paca – the motivation behind the program

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I’m Aimee – Adopt Me!

We recently decided to launch a new “product” at the farm, although perhaps ‘product’ is really not a good word for it.  “Opportunity” may be a word more fitting, as we feel our Adopt-a-Paca program allows people a chance to get a closer glimpse of life with alpacas without having to go to the expense of buying and keeping them.

The Adopt-A-Paca program was Ric’s idea.  Anyone who has been to our Open Farm Days knows that Ric is the main man when it comes to doing the tours of the farm.  Ric is definitely much more of a people person than I am (nothing personal folks, but I just am more comfortable with four leggeds than two leggeds!)  and really enjoys interacting with visitors young and old.  Ric’s 30 years in the Air Force has provided him with confidence in public speaking and his degree in Elementary Education enables him to relate to the many young visitors we get to Open Farm Day.  People love Ric’s farm tours and Ric loves to give them.

So having shown many visitors around the farm, Ric realized that many people would dearly love to own alpacas but are not in a position to do so.  Not everyone lives on acreage suitable for alpacas, and our military visitors know that they are usually stationed here for a few short years and could deploy overseas or get a permanent move in the near future.  Some people know that they don’t have the time to care for alpacas along with their already busy schedules.  There are a variety of reasons why people may not be able to own alpacas, but that doesn’t mean that they may not hope to in future years and it doesn’t stop them longing to own alpacas or wanting to connect with alpacas.  Ric wanted a way to get those people a little closer to living the alpaca dream.

Being “animal mad” at a young age I can relate to those who long to own animals but who don’t get the opportunity to do so.  As a child I loved animals of all shapes and sizes and longed to have a pony or horse of my own.  The only dolls I played with were those that could sit on toy horses.

My parents did their best to cater to my desire to be around animals.  They arranged for riding lessons, drove me to stables to help friends who owned horses and drove me to kennels to volunteer.  They knew that any family vacation would involve either finding a riding stable nearby or organizing trips to visit local horses, cows or any other creature that I decided to bond with on vacation.  My brothers and I grew up with family dogs, cats, goldfish, gerbils and guinea pigs, but my parents did not feel that we could have a horse in our family.

So when Ric suggested the Adopt-a-Paca program it struck a chord with me.  Here was a way we could allow people who fall in love with our alpacas and to get a little bit closer to alpaca life.

To start with we have kept the program very basic.  For $25 people can select one of the alpacas in the Adopt-a-Paca program for a year and in exchange they receive:

  • An Adoption Certificate
  • An 8×10 picture of the selected alpaca
  • A copy of the Alpaca Registry, Inc. (ARI) registration certificate showing the alpaca’s date of birth an lineage
  • Periodic pen pal letters from the alpaca
  • Monthly e-mail newsletters from the farm
  • Maybe even get some neat bonuses during the year… you’ll just have to wait and see!

The sponsorship will last for 12 months at which time you can renew for another year or pick a new alpaca

As the program grows we may make some changes and expand it further, for now we are just “dipping our toes in the water” to gauge the amount of interest.

Of course you don’t get to take the alpaca home and ownership of the alpaca is still ours, but for the year you are in the program you will get a closer look at life with the alpacas and hopefully get to know “your” alpaca better.

What’s in it for us you might ask?  Well your $25 contribution will go toward covering the costs of daily care for your alpaca – it costs more than $25 a year to raise an alpaca, but your contribution will help offset the costs a little.  We also feel we will get to know our farm visitors and fans a bit better.  Perhaps too in these trying economic times your “adopted” alpaca will bring you something to look forward to and put a little joy in your heart as alpacas often do.

We hope you will join in with our “Adopt-A-Paca” program and that together we will have a lot of fun with it – and of course if you would prefer to actually own alpacas we also sell them too!

Rosemary

October 1, 2012

Windrush Alpacas Farm Day Tours!

Join us at Windrush Alpacas in Clovis, NM on Saturday, October 13th for an experience like no other and learn about our new Adopt-a-Paca Program!

What’s so different and exciting about alpacas? You’ll just have to come out and see, won’t you? You’re sure to have a good time meeting our herd, watching them play, getting some ‘paca love, and learning really cool facts and trivia that you probably don’t already know.

After a fun day like this, you might just want an alpaca of your own… and we’ve got that covered, too! We’re rolling out our new Adopt-a-Paca Program that will give you the opportunity to sponsor an alpaca — which will give you some special privileges! Plus, you’ll have an opportunity to win some cool prizes! Neat!

Our Farm Store will be open as well, featuring products made from our alpaca’s fiber, crafting items, souvenirs, and so much more. Since the weather is starting to cool down, now’s the time to stock up on super warm and soft alpaca fleece garments. Plus, we got in a new shipment of Pacabuddies!

What better way to spend the day with your whole family, learning, growing, and having fun!

We can’t wait to see you on Saturday, October 13th, 2012 between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. As usual, we always offer free admission, free parking and free refreshments.

For more information, call us at 575-683-5177 or visit our website at http://www.windrushalpacas.com. Also, you can Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/WindrushAlpacas and shop online at http://www.windrushalpacas.net/store/.

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