A Taste of Life at Windrush Alpacas

January 30, 2017

Warm Up with Our Herd at Windrush Alpacas

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091015 OFDWinter getting to you? Warm up with our herd of friendly alpacas at Open Farm Day! Visit Windrush Alpacas on Saturday, February 11 between 10 am and 3 pm.

During your visit to our farm, we will tell you about our alpacas (and their names!), tour you around the farm and explain to you all you want to know about raising alpacas.

 Don’t let cold keep you away! Our toasty, heated Farm Store will be open for you to warm up in and to see (and buy!) all the different socks, scarves, hats and other products made from alpaca fleece. And if we must, we’ll even bring an alpaca inside! You’ll get hot chocolate – the alpaca will get your attention!

Get out of the house and do something different!  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, February 11 between 10 am and 3 pm!  Make sure your phone or camera are with you too! Our alpacas love for you to take their picture.

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.

January 14, 2017

New Year – New Goals! Do Something Different – Visit Windrush Alpacas

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The Girls from Dancing Wind Alpacas

We all know how hard it is to keep resolutions once the new year is underway. If you resolved to do something different – or be more active – in 2017, come out to Open Farm Day at Windrush Alpacas on Saturday, January 14, 10 am to 3 pm.

Visiting an alpaca farm is certainly a different kind of entertainment and exercise. A tour of our farm will keep you moving! You will 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 14 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 .

January 9, 2017

Do Something Different in 2017

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April 21, 2011

Don’t You Just Love Alpacas?

April Open Farm Day

Ric conducts a pasture tour during our windy April Open Farm Day

Well of course you do because after all they are adorable, but on top of that they are also adaptable.

Our last Open Farm Day was challenged by incredibly windy conditions, with sustained winds between 25 and 30 mph and gusts up to 60 mph.  All in all the conditions were really not the nicest, but we discovered that the alpacas have some pretty dedicated fans who were determined to visit the farm despite the wind and blowing dust – a big thank you to all those who braved the weather to come out to see us!

Of course windy weather is pretty much the norm in Clovis in the spring, but this spring has been particular windy and very dry.  Our natural grass that we planted in the back field has been a big help in keeping the dust down, but there is still plenty of dust and also tumbleweeds to blow around.

At one point in the day the conditions just became too poor for us to continue with the farm tours, but we didn’t want to disappoint people, especially when they had braved the weather to come and visit.  That is when the adaptability of alpacas came into play, using first Buck and then Champ for our “volunteers” we brought the alpacas into the farm store so that people could see them up close, be out of the wind and actually hear what Ric was saying as part of his presentation.  The visitors could even enjoy a cup of coffee or a glass of lemonade and a cookie while they listened!

Buck Comes Into The Studio at Open Farm Day

Buck In the Studio on April Open Farm Day - He Saved People From Having to Suffer The High Winds And Dust That Day

Both Buck and Champ did well, Champ wasn’t too sure about lifting his feet to show people his soft pads and decided to cush (sit down) for a while, but apart from that the two boys behaved like stars – the beauty of alpacas!

So now with the April farm day behind us it is time to turn our thoughts to shearing.  We will be shearing this weekend and continue on shearing whenever we get the opportunity until the whole herd is done.  As warm as it is already I am pretty certain that the alpacas are more than ready for their cool summer do’s – mark your calendars for Saturday May 14 our next Open Farm Day and then you can see how different the alpacas look without their fleece – hopefully by then we will be rid of the high winds and Open Farm Day will be a pleasurable time for both humans and alpacas!

Rosemary

March 3, 2011

What’s Going On ???

Charger Gives Me the Eye

Charger the cria checking things out

Well it truly has been a while since our blog has seen much activity.  The year 2010 turned out to be one that was demanding and challenging and my attention had to be focused elsewhere.  I am determined to be more active on the blog this year though.  It may be that I only post once or twice a week, but one thing that was most touching about not writing on the blog was the many emails expressing concern about the lack of entries and enquiring if everything was alright.  For those of you who sent those emails I send a sincere Thank You, it meant a lot to know that many people cared.

So into 2011 we roll and already 2011 is galloping along.  Our winter was extremely mild here with the exception of a couple of weeks in January which made up for our previous “lack” of winter by bringing us the coldest weather recorded in 20 years and dangerous wind chills.  Thankfully our herd fared well in the extreme weather and we rejoiced in the technology of heated water buckets and the insulating properties of deep straw beddings.

2011 is bringing some new happenings at Windrush Alpacas, our farm will now be open to the public every second Saturday of the month starting March 12.  Check out our Open Farm Days page on our website for more information.    We are also endeavoring to “stay young” by ensuring we have a presence in Social Media.  We now have a Windrush Alpacas Facebook page AND finally for those of you who have been asking for our products to be available we have an online store presence in the form of a store on our Facebook page (look for the small “store” icon on the left hand side of our Facebook page – I wish it could be bigger but Facebook holds the reins on that one and that is the largest they will let that icon be).  I only have a few products listed so far but keep checking back as I will be loading more products in the days ahead.

It strikes me that 2011 has already been a challenging year world wide – continuing economic problems, extreme weather, natural disasters and political uprising have all occurred in the first two months of the year.  So my intent is to post good news to the blog, to try and stay focused on the positive side of life and provide a place where you can find a little uplift to your day – all with the assistance of my beautiful alpacas.   For my alpaca breeder friends I will still post the occasional “alpaca issue” that I feel is of particular importance to share.  You are always welcome to contact me with your questions on alpacas and alpaca care.  For the most part though this blog will feature the positive, the fun, the joyous, the creative and the beautiful side of life at Windrush Alpacas.

Rosemary

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