A Taste of Life at Windrush Alpacas

June 10, 2019

Learn to Spin Using a Drop Spindle

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Drop Spindle class

Have you always wanted to learn how to spin?

Are you looking for a cost-effective way to ease into spinning without the expense of a wheel?

Do you have a spinning wheel but struggle with drafting your roving?

Then this class is for you!

On June 15 at 10 am Windrush Alpacas is hosting a class so you can learn how to use a drop spindle to make your own yarn.

Shannon McKerlie will be your instructor and will guide you through the steps to get you spinning. A drop spindle is small, but you will be amazed at what you can spin on one.

Shannon spins beautiful yarns on her drop spindle and is a clear and patient instructor.

During the class, you will be able to see the beautiful Windrush alpacas who will be providing your roving.

Tickets are $15 and include instruction, 2 ounces of alpaca roving to spin, and a drop spindle to take home. Class is expected to last for approximately one hour.

Purchase tickets at https://tinyurl.com/yxuqkslc

Windrush Alpacas is located at 770 Curry Road M, Clovis, NM 88101  (1 1/4 miles south of Brady on CRM)

For more information, email Shannon at smckerlie@gmail.com. We’ll see you there!

April 4, 2016

Take a Tax Break at Open Farm Day!

4.09.16 Flyer Final

March 27, 2015

There’s Nothing to Sneeze about at Windrush Alpacas!

Whisper March 2012Spring may be allergy season – but not at Windrush Alpacas. Alpaca wool is hypoallergenic! There’s no sniffling at our farm!

Come to our next Open Farm Day on Saturday, April 11, 2015 to learn more about the other unique features of alpacas. Not only do they provide some of the softest yarns and fibers you’ll ever touch, alpacas are also very safe and pleasant animals to be around. We’ll take you on a tour, introduce you to our family friendly herd of alpacas, explain the difference between a Proven Dam and Maiden (both females) and tell you why a baby alpaca is called a Cria.  Visit us sometime between 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. to learn, see and touch the alpacas!

After your pasture tour, step into our Farm store where you will find an incredible selection of alpaca yarn products. Bring home a gift for your spring-time feathered friends – an alpaca fiber bird-nesting ball – or pick up a soft toy for your favorite child.

Sign up for our Adopt-a-Paca Program – it’s become quite popular! You can sponsor a real, live alpaca for one full year. You’ll receive a glossy photo and other goodies. Pick out your paca while you’re on the tour!

Every Open Farm Day is a unique experience. If you have been here before – we welcome you back! Come meet our newest alpacas. Bring a friend, your spouse, even your cousins and grandma! There is something for everyone at Windrush Alpaca Open Farm Day

We have ample free parking, it’s free admission for everyone, and we even offer cold refreshments to our visitors. 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 http://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 .

March 9, 2015

March 14th, 2015 Open Farm Day

3.14.15 Farm Day flyer

March 2, 2015

Welcome Spring with the Sweet Softness of Alpacas at Open Farm Day!

Crowd at OFD 2.14.15Did you know that alpaca yarn is as soft as cashmere? Or that it was once reserved for Incan Royalty?

At our last Open Farm Day, nearly 150 people visited to learn about and spend time with our alpacas and now you can too!

Shake off those winter blues and join us for our next Open Farm Day on Saturday, March 14, 2015 (just a week before Spring arrives!) to find out more about alpacas, the fibers they produce and this fascinating animal’s rich history. Visit us sometime between 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. to see and touch our special yarns that reflect the colors of the new season: Breath of Spring, in beautiful soft, green tones; Blue Swirl, which captures the hue of new spring buds; or NAAFP Ultra Fine Chorus, melodic in its versatility to be dyed or used for gentle items such as sweaters or baby items.

On Open Farm Day we have guided tours where you will get to meet our alpacas and learn a bit about each one. (They all have different personalities, you know!) You can pet them and learn how their soft fleece is turned into the beautiful yarns, garments and toys that are sold in our Farm Store.

After this long, snowy winter, treat yourself to a day outdoors on the Farm. Enjoy a few hours with our friendly alpacas. Who knows, you might even Adopt-a-Paca while you are there! No need to take it home, we’ll care for it and you can visit him or her whenever you’d like!

When was the last time you had the chance to meet an alpaca? 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!

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 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 5, 2015

January Open Farm Day Event!

1.10.15 Farm Day flyer

December 29, 2014

Let it Snow Farm Day Event!

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Screen Shot 2014-12-19 at 12.51.22 PMThe weather outside is frightful… but alpaca socks are so delightful! So join us on Saturday, January 10, 2015 from 10:00-3:00 for our monthly Open Farm Day Event and Farm Store Shopping Experience! Get yourself a pair of paca socks and then take a tour of our working alpaca farm, participate in educational demonstrations and meet our friendly alpacas… all while staying toasty warm!

Did you know that alpaca fiber is warmer than wool yet lighter in weight? It’s also naturally lanolin free and does not feel prickly against your skin. It has a softness that’s comparable to cashmere, too. Plus, people who are sensitive to wool can usually wear alpaca! What’s not to love!?

While you’re here you’ll learn first-hand about alpacas, how they live, and how we harvest their lovely fleece to use in products to keep people warm. Of course we welcome you to browse our Farm Store and the multitude of other merchandise we offer — rugs, toys, household items, and accessories — and sip on some warm beverages.

If it happens to be too chilly or windy, we will also bring one of our star alpacas into the Farm Store to visit folks so you won’t miss out on any 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. We have easy access and ample parking to accommodate even large groups. 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!

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.

May 28, 2013

Your last chance to visit our alpacas this summer!

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Make fun, family memories by spending some time at the next Windrush Alpacas Open Farm Day Event! 

Ana Lynette and RoadrunnerOn Saturday, June 8, 2013 between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. we will host tours of our operating alpaca farm, give some engaging demonstrations about alpacas (we’re sure you’ll learn something neat!), and open our Farm Store which features alpaca fiber products for sale.

After this fun day, our farm will be closed to visitors for the hot, summer months. Our alpacas need a summer break, too.  If you don’t want to wait until September to see us … be sure to pay a visit on June 8th!

Make friends with our pacas, pet a few, and feel just how wonderfully soft their fiber is. Get behind the scenes glimpses at how an alpaca farm functions every day. Bring a picnic lunch, take pictures and relax.

Just one trip here and you’ll get hooked on alpacas! 

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.com/store/ and sign up for our newsletter!

February 25, 2013

March Open Farm Day…coming soon!

Rascal ThinkingSpring is such a beautiful time of year as new grass and buds begin popping. To celebrate the season, Windrush Alpacas is offering a Breath of Spring yarn with soft green tones for sale and invites you and your family to come out to our farm to meet the alpacas who made it.

Visit Windrush Alpacas on Saturday, March 9, 2013 between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. during our monthly Open Farm Day Event and Farm Store Shopping Experience.  Glance through our inventory of other alpaca fiber yarn items such as the most comfortable socks and slippers you could ever put on your feet as well as soft scarves and wraps, mittens, and hats.  Alpaca fiber is warmer than wool yet lighter in weight and has a softness that’s comparable to cashmere. It’s naturally lanolin free and does not feel prickly against your skin so that people who are sensitive to wool can usually wear alpaca. That’s wonderful!

If you want to take home more than a piece of fashionable clothing, sign up for our Adopt-a-Paca Program and sponsor an alpaca for a year! Receive a glossy photo, pen pal letters, and other goodies all year long!

 

Then take a tour of our Alpaca Farm and learn about alpacas and what they’re really like. This is an event that can be enjoyed by your whole family… from toddlers to teens to great-grandparents!

We always offer free admission, free parking and free refreshments. Come join us! We look forward to meeting you.

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.com/store/ and sign up for our newsletter!

January 2, 2012

Dress warmly! Wear alpaca!

 

Now that winter is officially here, are you looking for ways to stay warm? Alpaca fiber is warmer than wool yet lighter in weight.  It’s naturally lanolin free and does not feel prickly against your skin with a softness that’s comparable to cashmere.  Plus, people who are sensitive to wool can usually wear alpaca!

Alpaca fiber is used for many cold-weather products like luxuriously soft scarves, gloves, mittens, hats and the most comfortable socks and slippers you could ever put on your feet!

 

So come on out to Windrush Alpacas on Saturday, January 14, 2012 between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. for our monthly Open Farm Day Event and Farm Store Shopping Experience. Learn first-hand about alpacas, how they live, and how we harvest their lovely fleece to use in products to keep people warm. Of course we welcome you to browse our Farm Store and the multitude of other merchandize we offer — rugs, toys, household items, and accessories — and sip on some special Alpaca Themed coffee.

This is an experience that can be enjoyed by your entire family… from toddlers to great-grandparents!

 

We always offer free admission, free parking and free refreshments.

Call us at 575-683-5177 or visit our website at http://www.windrushalpacas.com for more information. 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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