Welcome to Little Lost Creek Alpaca Farm!

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 1980 Quarry Rd., Salford, PA 18957

PLEASE NOTE: While we are available most times for tours and shopping, please call ahead to make sure someone will be here. Try either Alex at 484-431-5587 or Sandy at 484-431-9305.

Also: Many GPS’s do not recognize our zip code. If that occurs, use 19438. That should get you here.

National Alpaca Farm Days

Sunday, September 27, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

Come join us in a celebration of all things alpaca. Bring a blanket and picnic lunch and enjoy the solitude of our farm while you watch these gentle creatures munch on pasture. We will also be offering the following activities should you care to be more active:

  • Obstacle course demonstration by our 4-H members, 2 p.m.
  • An orienteering competition with the two fastest times qualifying for a $10 gift certificate at our farm store. NO experience necessary. Runs all day.
  • Walk our picturesque trails around the farm.
  • Take your picture with an alpaca.
  • Observe weaving and felting demonstrations.
  • Face painting for the kids, after 1 p.m.
  • Visit our farm store for unique alpaca gifts.

 Welcome, Channing

About 7 a.m. Saturday, August 8, Chablis gave birth to a 17.9 pound baby girl, whom we have named Channing (after actress Stockard Channing), as is our custom of naming the cria after an actor with the same first letter as her mother.

Channing is a very healthy and active cria, who didn’t need any help from us. It is Chablis’ fourth baby, and she has proven to be a reliable and caring mom.

Jonathan and Channing, about 9 hours old.
Jonathan and Channing, about 9 hours old.

2015 4-H Fair

This year’s 4-H Fair was spectacular. It was warm and sunny every day often with a refreshing breeze. We had many visitors to our booth and educated many of them about alpacas. Those who referred to our animals as “llamas” were warned not to let the alpacas hear that or they might get spit upon.

Our agility competition on Saturday was very competitive. Grace won the Grand Champion in the Senior Division with a nearly flawless circuit of the obstacles. Sarah was a close second to garner Reserved Champion. Ava finished in third place.

In the Junior Division, Jonathan predicted two days before the event that he would win and lived up to that billing by edging Aiden by a single point. Jessica Joy finished in third place.

Congratulations should also go out to Sarah, Jonathan, Aiden and Ava for garnering Blue Merit ribbons for their fair projects. Ava, in fact, was awarded the Clover Award for her outstanding project of an alpaca birthing box.

Natalie and Julia conspired to produce a scrapbook of our year’s activities, which also won a Blue Merit ribbon with a perfect score.

 

Junior Division Contestants—From left: Naomi, Aiden (Second place), Jonathan (First place), Clare, Annabelle, Kayla, Jessica Joy (Third place).
Junior Division Contestants—From left: Naomi, Aiden (Second place), Jonathan (First place), Clare, Annabelle, Kayla, Jessica Joy (Third place).
Senior Division Contestants—From left: Mary, Julia, Sarah (Second place, Reserved Champion), Grace (First place, Grand Champion), Ava (Third place).
Senior Division Contestants—From left: Mary, Julia, Sarah (Second place, Reserved Champion), Grace (First place, Grand Champion), Ava (Third place).
Grace convincing Chevy to circle the hoop.
Grace convincing Chevy to circle the hoop.
Sarah navigating the figure eight around the cones.
Sarah navigating the figure eight around the cones.

Afternoons or Evenings at the Mad Felters!

Come and enjoy a relaxed workshop on wet or dry felting (or both) and bring home something you can delight in having made.

Build your own felting party – we can work out days and times that work for you and your friends. I’ll provide all of the materials, instruction, plus goodies to eat and drink. Most parties run 2- 2 ½ hours. Just come ready for fun!

$20 per partier

Call Sandy to schedule – 484-431-9305

 ART LESSONS

And finally, don’t forget we offer art lessons. Now is a perfect time to learn a new craft such as dry or wet felting, weaving or dyeing.

The art mediums that will be offered range from very traditional to very contemporary. Some of the mediums and possible curriculum are:

Drawing – Still life, landscape, animals, linear perspective, portraits, self-portraits, mixed media and collage. Various mediums are pencil, charcoal, and pastel.

Painting – color theory, watercolor techniques, acrylic on canvas.

Sculpture – animals, human anatomy, nature, found objects. A variety of materials might include wire, plaster, clay, fiber, and Sculpy.

Fiber Arts – wet and dry felting of a wide variety of projects.

Weaving – Learn basic weaving techniques on a simple inkle loom.

For more details please click on the Art Lesson tab on our main menu.