Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Saturday June 18th - Shearing Day

For all of you alpaca lovers, we will be doing our annual shearing of the alpacas. We still have some yarn lovers and spinners shares available for the 2011 season.  Maybe you missed this when I first talked about it on the blog.  Here is the quote from an earlier post here.

And a special offer for all of you spinners, knitters and weavers, as we are going to offer you something exciting for next years Alpaca fiber harvest.  We are now a CSA Alpaca Ranch. CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture. Our fiber CSA will allow you to own a share of our alpaca herd and receive yarn and/or roving from our herd as if you owned the alpacas yourself.  When you purchase a share of our 2011 fiber harvest, you will not only receive a selection of fiber or yarns, you will also be invited to participate in the life on the ranch. You can come out for Ranch Workdays during the year (actually working is optional, of course!), and attend special events held here at the ranch. There will be more information and what other benefits you will receive with your CSA purchase next weekend during the open house.  Of course there will be a limited amount of shares to be sold so everyone will receive a lot of fiber and yarn.  Once the shares are all sold, you can be placed on a waiting list for the following year.  So come on out and visit the alpacas and see where your yarns and fibers will be coming from.

 I process all of the rovings myself as I have a small commercial carding machine.  So that saves on the costs of sending it out to another processor, which means more fiber for your money.

My Carding Machine

Rovings




Handspun Alpaca Yarns
So come and join us and learn all about Alpaca ranching, while reaping the benefits of North American Grown Alpaca Fiber and Yarns.  Here is a link to my online store to purchase the few shares that are left for this years harvest.

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