Fall is here and that means a very busy time on the farm! During the next month, most weekends bring either a fiber festival or an alpaca show. Weekdays are filled with getting ready for the next weekend’s event. That means dyeing yarn, skirting fleeces, chasing down all the odds and ends that go into [...]
Last year I was invited to dye some of our alpaca yarn for felted pillows. I worked with Alison at woollymama fiber arts and her client who was looking for several pillows to match the colors in her rug. With surprisingly little difficulty, I came up with two colors, a red and a green, that [...]
Christmas in July!! Yesterday we received seven batches of yarn from the mill. This is the last of our 2013 clip. The yarn includes fingering, dk and worsted weight; some are 100% alpaca and some are alpaca blended with wool or wool and tencel. The colors range from white to light fawn to dark gray.
We’re busy gearing up for a number of craft and fiber events coming up this summer and fall. The first event is the Waterville Valley, NH Artisan Fair on Saturday, July 19. Snowshoe Farm will be there selling alpaca yarn and fiber.
If you’ve never been to Waterville Valley, it’s a beautiful setting the in [...]
Done! Shearing is THE big spring chore at Snowshoe Farm and it feels so good to have finished. We shear early – usually the end of April – and, being spring in the NEK, the weather rarely cooperates. Generally, the alpacas have to endure a period of chilly temps before warmer spring weather arrives [...]
Let’s talk about fiber for a change! Taking the beautiful fiber that we harvest from our herd and turning it into yarn and, ultimately, a finished product, is extremely satisfying. But it’s not always easy to find the time to see the whole process through to the end. That’s one reason that we sell much [...]
2014 marks the 15th anniversary of the beginning of Snowshoe Farm Alpacas and a life more totally immersed in “all things alpaca” than we ever could have envisioned. It all started with our first alpaca, CT Tela, granddam to our multi-champion herdsire, Snowshoe Aristides. The purchase of our first alpaca was preceded by over a [...]
Save on 2014 stud fees!
We offer a selection of quality herdsires, including our multi-champion white macho, Snowshoe Aristides. A deposit of only $250 before Dec 31 will reserve a breeding at the discounted price.
Special prices on quality females!
As we head into winter, we will be offering special prices on select young alpacas. [...]
Wow – didn’t fall fiber festival season just begin? Well, it’s over for us! In past years, we’ve done more events and had a longer season. But we’ve eliminated festivals that were not convenient or good markets for us and this year scheduled only two. The last one of the season was this past weekend [...]
Seems like we just finished up with spring shows! Where did summer go??
We finally managed to complete our registrations for the upcoming fall alpaca shows. Snowshoe Farm will be attending both the Green Mountain Alpacas Fall Spectacular on Oct 19 & 20 and the Empire Alpaca Extravaganza on Oct 26 & 27. We (Ron, [...]