There are two boys who still need new pastures to graze!
The rest of the herd has found new homes and are all being lovingly cared for. I couldn’t be happier with the the new owners. Just visited 6 of my boys last weekend over on the Kitsap Peninsula.
They came running to see me — probably expecting treats. And Bendito nibbled on my jacket just like he always did. Had a lot of fun introducing a budding fiber lover to the art of spinning! How can you resist the feel of luxuriously soft alpaca fleece slipping through your fingers and watching the magic of spinning it into yarn.
If anyone is interested in watching 2 wonderful alpaca boys grazing in your pasture and nibbling out of your hand — just send an email. I’m happy to tell you all about raising these amazing creatures.
Last year it was so hot our alpacas were very happy to have all that luxurious fleece sheared off. This year the temps have dropped and they are no doubt longing to have their furry coats back. But hot weather will come again soon. We had a very successful shearing day . . . shearing 17 alpacas in 4 hours. A great team effort. Thanks to everyone and our terrific shearer. Everybody stayed on task and kept us moving right along.
At the end of the day we were happy to send 4 of our girls to a new home. New owners, Sandra and Paula, will be wonderful alpaca owners. It was quite the learning day for them at their first shearing. By now they are old hands at haltering alpacas, trimming toenails and collecting fiber.
There are just 4 alpacas left at Fern Ridge now — two males and two females. We are very motivated to find new homes for these great fleece producing white alpacas. If you are a fiber lover you could be harvesting your own fleece in your own pasture. The dense, soft white fiber can be dyed any color you fancy. Alpacas are great for kids to learn to care for livestock. Our two boys are 4H experienced. Please contact us if you would like to discover what alpacas will add to your life.
We are delighted that our alpacas are finding wonderful new homes. Some of our boys have gone to the Kitsap Peninsula, some boys and girls have stayed here on the island and others have gone further afield. As of today, we just have 2 boys and 3 girls that still need to find new pastures to graze. Apollo, our first born, and his half-brother, Demitrius are two very sweet white alpaca boys that produce a lot of beautiful fleece. Demitrius’ fleece has won awards in spin-off competitions. Our knitting customers rave about the softness of his yarn.
The females for sale include Berkeley, one of our original foundation females, and her daughter, Rosaline, and Asa who produces beautiful rich brown fleece.
If you’ve been thinking about how alpacas could enhance your farm, don’t delay. Give us a call and we’ll be delighted to share our experience raising these wonderful creatures and introduce you to our alpacas.
We are no longer open for tours and the farm store is also closed. However, if you are looking for yarn you can email us or drop in to Knitty Purls in Langley to find our fine alpaca yarn.
And, if you’ve been dreaming of raising alpacas now is the time to contact us. We are motivated to sell these last 5 and our prices are very reasonable.
We’re delighted that our gorgeous rose grey girl, Freya, has a new home with fiber enthusiast and alpaca breeder SnowFlake Fibers! Two boys, Felix and Kuro are now living on the farm of one of our terrific 4H families. Both boys have had 4H training and their new owners Erica and Christina will be putting these boys through their paces in preparation for the fair in August.
MALES AND FEMALES STILL AVAILABLE.
We now have 3 white males and one shiny black male in the boy’s pasture. Demetrius‘ white fleece is an award winner! Giovanni also produces white fleece that is one of our customer’s favorite yarns. Apollo, our first born boy, produces a very dense white fleece.
Hermes is one of those alpacas that really stands out in the pasture. So many of our farm visitors were in love with Hermes, as his shiny black fleece drew your attention right away. Knitters love the blue/black shine of his fleece.
And the girls!Rosaline (full sister to award winning Demetrius) and Aster (our youngest at 3) also produce volumes of white fluffy fleece. Two more girls, Electra and Asa, are rich mahogany brown with black undertones. And our bay black female, Rachael is a very experienced mom who produces rich black yarn with a hint of brown undertones. We have maidens ready to start their breeding careers and 3 are experienced moms: Berkeley, Electra and Rachael. Any or all of these girls would make fabulous foundation females to get you started on your own herd.
Contact us about any of these alpacas. We’re anxious to find new homes for all of them. Prices are very reasonable. Email us for more details on each alpaca.