We have just two boys still at Fern Ridge Alpacas. Apollo and Demitrius are great fleece producers. They are both 4H experienced, halter trained and pretty friendly with visitors. Demitrius’ fleece has won blue ribbons at regional spin-off competitions. His yarn is a favorite with our knitting customers. Please help them find a new home. If you know of anyone who would enjoy having them please have them contact me!
Fall is here and we’re all thinking about the warm and cozy things we can knit and crochet. Five of Whidbey Island’s fiber farms and 2 great yarn stores are participating in FiberQuest 2015. At each farm you can meet the alpacas that produce the luxuriously soft yarn and roving. Start planning your holiday gift giving of hand-made alpaca clothing.
Satisfy your fiber love with the Whidbey Island FiberQuest: September 25-26-27. You can download ticket with map of farms/stores here. FQ-2015_Ticket.
Sadly, at this time we are unable to have regular open hours for tours. Our finest tour guide and farmer extraordinaire is no longer with us and we miss him very much.
In this next chapter we are hoping to find new pastures for the herd. However, if you are yearning for alpaca clothing or yarn we have socks, gloves, hats and scarves and yarn available in our farm store. Please contact us and we’ll take care of you.
If you know of anyone who wants to bring these lovable livestock into their farm life have them contact us.
If you’re planning on visiting the island this weekend – Sept 12 and 13, we encourage you to do the Whidbey Island Farm Tour. One note: although we are listed in the printed brochure we unfortunately had to withdraw from the farm tour. But there are plenty of other wonderful stops on the tour: from locally grown vegetables, cheese made from sheep’s milk to a fiber mill and a distillery.