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April 28, 2018
1 Head of the Pond Rd
Island Alpaca Co. of Martha's Vineyard
Shearing Day Celebration
Join Island Alpaca for our 11th Annual Alpaca Shearing Day Celebration.
Date is confirmed! Saturday, April 28, 2018, 10-4, Rain or Shine.
Click https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uRrM1rfVi8I to enjoy our video from a prior shearing. Not to miss!
You're invited to our special fun and educational event. Get up close to these gentle, curious creatures to learn about the fleece to fiber transition and the benefits of alpaca ownership.
Fun for all ages, and perfect for those thinking about investing in alpaca or for the new breeder!
Shearing Fun Facts: Alpacas are sheared just once a year in the Spring. Each alpaca produces between 3 to 13 pounds of fiber depending on age, genetics, environment and nutrition. Island Alpaca shear the alpaca stretched out on a thick rubber mat the ground or a table. Tying the front legs together and the back legs together. This method allows the shearer to work faster and get a more even cut, it is less stressful for the alpaca this way. Shearing time varies greatly by the expertise of the shearer, but generally 6 minutes per animal is standard. Alpacas are shorn with the same clippers that are used for sheep. Blades have to be sharpened and oiled often. Because alpacas don't have natural lanolin oils like sheep, the clippers need to be oiled more frequently. Visit their farm store at 1 Head of the Pond Road, in Oak Bluffs to see the end result of this great process. Find beautiful roving, yarns, and locally produced garments from these wonderful animals that graze in their pastures! Refreshments and door prizes! We are conveniently located by bus, bicycle, car or air.
We hope you can join us for a fun, furry, family-friendly event!
April 28, 2018
14660 Co. Rd. 8160
Sutton At Home Alpacas
SAHA Spring Farm Days
Open farm day! Family games, kids crafts, kissing booth, feed the alpaca, and farm store open.
May 5, 2018
29049 Davis Rd
Hasselbring's Harmony Ranch
Alpacas 101 workshops will be held at Hasselbring's Harmony Ranch, 29049 Davis Road, Concordia, Missouri, the first and third Saturday of May, June and July, 2018.
Alpacas 101 will introduce you to the world of alpacas, including their history, purpose, and how to care for them. You will be able to meet the alpacas and discover their unique characteristics.
Workshops will be held at 1:30 pm, and will last about 2 hours. Bring your questions and prepare for a fun and informative session. We will meet in the white pavilion near the red barn. (This is also cria season... you just never know when a baby might be born!)
Registration fee is $20.00 per person. Light refreshments will be served.
To register: https://form.jotform.com/80935941051153