A Taste of Life at Windrush Alpacas

December 22, 2011

On the tenth day of Christmas…

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On the Tenth Day of Christmas my true love sent to me…

Ten Pairs of Mittens

No one likes to have cold hands – alpaca mittens will keep your hands toasty warm!  Just like the alpaca socks, there is no waiting for the fabric of alpaca gloves to warm up.  As soon as you put them on they are warm and soft against your hands.  Double layer reversible gloves, mittens or fingerless gloves (we like to call those “texting gloves”) the choice is yours!

(You may not want to give ten pairs of gloves to the same person as in the song but alpaca products do make wonderful gifts.  Please bear in mind we are a small farm store and quantities of some items may be limited.)

Click here to view these gloves and mittens…or any of the other products we offer at Windrush Alpacas!

June 15, 2008

New Faces, New Ideas

Open Farm Days are always interesting.  You never know how many people are going to show up and you never know when.  Sometimes we have a steady flow of people throughout the day other times it seems as if everyone arrives at once.

 

We will readily admit that we did not do as much marketing as usual for yesterday’s Open Farm Day.  Delivering crias and shearing alpacas had taken most of our time prior to the day and we almost didn’t hold an Open Farm Day but then decided to go ahead with it anyway and see what would happen.  While the alpacas are shorn and not looking quite their usual fluffy selves there was still the attraction of the new crias to bring people to the event.

 

Despite the temperature being close to 100 degrees and our lack of marketing we still had people come out to visit us.  Some were visitors who had been to the Farm before others were new to us, but all of them brought with them their own perspective.  Without fail every Open Farm Day has brought us visitors who have, through their comments and thoughts, given us fresh inspiration about how to market our products and make our Open Farm Day’s more appealing.  Yesterday we had our eyes opened to the fact that calf ropers may enjoy using alpaca gloves to protect their hands from their ropes, and that local musicians would welcome the chance to come out and perform during an Open Farm Day.  Ideas we had not thought, ideas we will pursue.

 

It was a pleasant, easy day for us, following the hectic time we have recently had, the pace seemed just right for a hot New Mexico day and it was good to step back and see our business through the eyes of others.

 

Now we will look forward to planning our next Open Farm Day in the fall, when temperatures are a little cooler, the alpaca fleeces will have started to grow back, our tiny crias will not be tiny any more, and more faces old and new will visit us again.

 

Rosemary

December 9, 2007

Open House Fun

Well the Open House is over and we had a great time.  With a steady flow of visitors to keep us busy we had a good day introducing people to alpacas and alpaca products.  Alpaca socks, gloves, yarns and ponchos were quick to leave the shelves and we have a waiting list for some of the products that we had ordered but which didn’t arrive in time for our event.

The alpacas were very well behaved and kept our visitors entertained.  During the first part of the day the alpacas were a little more interested in their hayracks than the visitors but as the day progressed (and the hay racks went down) the alpacas started to pay more attention to our farm guests.  The crias were as cute as ever and obligingly played with each other at various times throughout the day.  Some of the alpacas approached people for alpaca kisses and curious stares and our guard llamas Maya, Inca and Griffin kept a close eye on all who entered the pastures.

In addition to our Open House the local Tractor Supply Company store was having it’s grand opening and had invited us and Bob and Regina Dart from Llano Soleado Alpacas to take part.   Bob and Regina took two of their male alpacas to the Tractor Supply Company store and Bob and his son Nathan spent most of the day there.  Ric and I took turns in going up to the Tractor Supply Company too.  The visitors to the store were interested in learning more about alpacas and appreciated being able to see alpacas up close.

We always meet interesting people when we are showing off our alpacas and today was no exception, I love to hear people’s reactions to the alpacas and see the smiles on their faces as they realize how enchanting alpacas can be.  Alpacas appeal to people both young and old and our guests today encompassed a wide age range.

One of our visitors made a very distinct impression on us, a young man who made an instant connection with the alpacas and who I will write more about tomorrow.  Our experience with his young man is worthy of it’s own blog entry.

So our Open House was a success and we will now look forward to the next one that we are planning on holding in the spring.  Stay tuned for more details of the date of that event.

Rosemary 

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