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, [...]
This coming weekend (September 28 & 29) will bring the 25th Annual Vermont Sheep & Wool Festival. This is the kickoff to our very busy fall season of fiber festivals and alpaca shows. The Vermont festival is, of course, one of our favorites. There’s something for everyone from luscious farm-raised fibers and yarn to sheep [...]
It look like it’s going to be a great weekend for PAMfest, the Peacham Acoustic Music Festival, this coming Friday and Saturday, Aug 16 & 17. The Festival includes a Craft Fair on Saturday from 10am to 4pm.
Snowshoe Farm will be vending at the Craft Fair with a great selection of alpaca yarns.
I’d venture to say that most alpaca breeders don’t shear their crias until the spring following the crias’ births. But those cria fleeces become messy very quickly as their fine, velcro-like tips attract hay and other debris. We’ve learned that we can get much cleaner and more valuable fleeces in the spring if we shear [...]
It’s over! And with the help of very good friends, shearing not only was not painful, it was actually fun! Many, many thanks to Larry from Twilight Ridge Farm, Jane from Berry Hill Alpacas and, last but not least, Kathy and Tracey from Foggy Bottom Ranch who went above and beyond to help us.
After many requests from customers and just a bit of procrastinating on my part, I am getting ready to launch an e-newsletter featuring Alpaca Fiber & Yarn from Snowshoe Farm. I plan to use this platform not only to announce the addition of new yarns or other fiber-related products, but to offer discounts, free patterns [...]