A Taste of Life at Windrush Alpacas

November 5, 2019

Let’s Give Thanks!

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Celebrate Your Favorite veteran at Windrush Alpacas on November 9.

October 28, 2019

Celebrate Your Favorite Veteran at Windrush Alpacas Open Farm Day

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Visitors Enjoying Open Farm Day at Windrush Alpacas
Visitors Enjoying Open Farm Day at Windrush Alpacas

We honor our veterans every day at Windrush Alpacas, but this year our monthly Open Farm Day falls very close to Veterans Day. Spend the day with your favorite veteran, and others who serve our communities, with a visit to Windrush Alpacas! It is a wonderful, unique experience for all who attend.

At Windrush Alpacas our herd loves to have visitors – it means extra attention and extra food! But it’s not only about spending time with alpacas. It’s about spending time with those you love, too! While you are here, you can tour the farm, ask questions about raising alpacas, and see what farm life is all about.

Stop by anytime on Saturday, November 9 between 10 am and 3 pm. In addition to our alpacas, you may catch a glimpse of our livestock guardian dog, barn cats, our cow Newark, and other farm friends, too!

We are also getting close to holiday shopping time! Purchase gifts for everyone on your list at our Farm Store. We have super warm alpaca socks and slippers, hats and gloves, scarves and shawls, beautiful yarns for your craft projects, and cozy pet beds for your dogs and toys for your cats! Make sure you stop by for refreshments too!

Special Event Alert: The Farm Store will be open every Saturday in November & December in case you can’t make it to Open Farm Day. Hours are 10 am -3 pm.

While at the farm, ask about our Adopt-A-Paca© program. You can have a very special alpaca to visit whenever the farm is open when you become an Adopt-A-Paca© member. You’ll get an official certificate, a picture of your alpaca and occasional letters from them too! It is also a great gift for those hard to buy for friends and relatives.

Open Farm Day is for all ages! Bring your family, your friends and especially your veterans! There is always something new to learn and see at the farm, so if you’ve been here before, please come again! Stop by anytime on Saturday, November 9 between 10 am and 3 pm!  Light refreshments will be served!

It’s always free admission and free parking. Windrush Alpacas farm is located just 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  

October 7, 2019

October Open Farm Day is This Saturday!

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September 30, 2019

Fall in Love with Alpacas at Open Farm Day

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Windrush Alpacas Open Farm Day

Fall is a perfect time to visit Windrush Alpacas. Our alpacas enjoy the cooler temps just like us! And they love to have visitors too! You’ll fall in love with alpacas when you visit with our very special herd on Open Farm Day, Saturday October 12, 2019.

While you are here you can tour the farm with owners Rosemary and Ric. They will answer your questions about raising alpacas and let you get close and personal with some of the herd. We also have llamas, a jersey cow named Newark, Sabre, our horse, chicks, guineas, cats and dogs!

A visit to Windrush Alpaca is not complete without stopping in at our Farm Store. It’s time to start stocking up on super warm alpaca socks and slippers, hats and gloves, scarves and shawls. We even have beautiful stuffed animals for young and old alike!! Make sure you stop by for refreshments too!

Do you wish you had an alpaca of your own? You can have a very special alpaca to visit whenever the farm is open if you become an Adopt-A-Paca© member. You’ll get an official certificate, a picture of your alpaca and occasional letters from them too! Learn more about our Adopt-a-Paca© program when you visit.

Open Farm Day is for all ages! Fun activities keep everyone busy on Open Farm Day! There is always something new to learn and see at the farm, so if you’ve been here before, please come again – and bring a friend! Stop by anytime on Saturday, October 12 between 10 am and 3 pm!  Light refreshments will be served!

It’s always free admission and free parking. Windrush Alpacas farm is located just 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 .

September 24, 2019

Fallpacapalooza is this Saturday! We Want to See You There!

May 6, 2019

Surprise Mom with a Visit to Windrush Alpacas

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April 29, 2019

Give Your Mom an Extra Special Mother’s Day!

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Looking for a unique way to tell mom you love her? Spend time with her at Windrush Alpacas Open Farm Day, Saturday, May 11 between 10 am and 3 pm! It will be fun to make your mom smile! Alpacas always make people smile!

At the farm, you and mom will get to personally meet the owners and learn about the daily routine of raising these gentle, soft-fleeced animals. You will even have a chance to feed the alpacas, and if they are up to it, feel their fleece! Some may be newly shorn, others may still have their winter coats!

Bring mom into our Farm Store where we are sure you will find a ‘little something’ to brighten her day, or maybe a soon-to-be graduate, or a June bride and groom. Alpaca yarns are hypo-allergenic, as soft as cashmere and incredibly warm. You might find a new pair of soft, alpaca socks or a bright new scarf perfect for Mom. You can never go wrong when you give a gift made from alpaca yarns.

Open Farm Day is a family friendly event. Invite friends to come along to enjoy the outdoors, our farm, and being with the animals! Have your phone charged and ready to take pictures. Our alpacas are hams and love to pose with our guests.

May is a wonderful time to visit the farm. 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, May 11 between 10 am and 3 pm!

We have ample free parking, it’s free admission for everyone, and we even offer 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

April 8, 2019

Family Fun at Open Farm Day this Saturday

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April 3, 2019

Behind the Scenes at Open Farm Day – Part One

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Shortly after we moved to the farm in 2000, we opened our gates to invite people in for our Open Farm Day at Windrush Alpacas. Since then, Open Farm Day had been enjoyed by many visitors. It has also been through a bit of an evolution.

I thought people might enjoy learning about that evolution and what it takes to put on our monthly event.

When we first started Open Farm Day, our purpose was to let people know Windrush Alpacas existed and to help educate people about alpacas.

In 2000 alpacas were not as well-known as they are now, and many people were confused as to what exactly we were raising. We often got asked about our llamas. Or our emus! We even had someone call us about a wandering emu to tell us that one of our animals had got out.  (We did try to capture the emu but when it charged us, we decided to let it be!).

So, we decided it would be a good idea to invite the public to the farm so people could meet the alpacas and us, and to learn about what we were doing.

At the time both Ric and I were working full-time jobs off the farm. We decided to hold an Open Farm Day once a quarter would work with our schedules. Our first Open Farm Day was in 2003 and had about six attendees. A big difference from the 100 – 200 attendees we often have at our current Open Farm Days!

As time progressed interest in the farm grew.  Additionally, I decided that in order to make our alpaca business succeed it would be best if I left my full-time job and focused my time and energy on the farm.  That was a bit of a scary leap to take as it meant our income was dramatically reduced, but I felt it was worth the risk.

With more time to focus on the farm, it became apparent to me that it would be more appealing to people to have greater access to the farm on a regular basis. So we decided that Open Farm Day would become a regular event and our current monthly Open Farm Day format was born.

For sixteen years we have consistently held Open Farm Day on the 2nd Saturday of the month – except for July and August when it is just too hot.

It has taken a lot of time and effort to get the word out about Open Farm Day.  Print ads in the local paper, entries on local business calendars, mentions on the radio, flyers in local businesses, word of mouth from visitors, family, and friends. As the popularity of the Internet and Social Media rose those resources were very helpful in spreading the word.

It’s hard to believe that we have hosted nearly 160 Open Farm Day events! It certainly doesn’t seem that long. Our reward each month is seeing the faces filled with happiness and joy as our visitors interact with our alpacas.

Next month – How we make Open Farm Day happen!

 

April 1, 2019

See the Alpacas in Full Fleece at Windrush Alpacas Open Farm Day

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April is a fun month to visit Windrush Alpacas because our alpacas are strutting their finest coats – right before shearing time!

Join us at Open Farm Day on April 13 where you will learn about alpacas, what it takes to raise them and tour our farm. We are open from 10 am to 3 pm.

Alpacas are friendly, curious animals and they love when we have visitors. Each of them has a unique personality. Come get to know them and choose your favorite! You can even sponsor one of our alpacas through our Adopt-A-Paca program. We’ll tell you how the program works when you visit. Windrush Alpacas is also home to two llamas, a cow, dogs, cats, chickens, and guineas! You may get a peek at one of them during your time at the Farm.

Our Farm Store will be open for you to enjoy refreshments and browse the alpaca products we have for sale. You might find a new pair of soft, alpaca socks or a bright new scarf perfect for Spring. Many of the items we have make perfect Easter basket stuffers!

Open Farm Day is a family friendly event. Invite friends to come along to enjoy the outdoors, our farm, and being with the animals! Have your phone charged and ready to take pictures. Our alpacas are hams and love to pose with our guests.

We have ample free parking, it’s free admission for everyone, and we even offer 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

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