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 Harleysville 19438. That should get you here.
NOTE: Our events has just been updated for 2018 (as of 2/14). It is not yet complete as we will continue to add events as they come up.
If you haven’t visited our farm yet, you can take a video tour produced by Montco Happenings TV, in the comfort of your own home.
• May 19 – Opening of Lansdale Farmers Market at Penndale Middle School, 9-1. We will be taking two alpacas (most likely Channing and King Arthur). Hope to see some of you there.
The alpacas received their spring haircut on May 3rd. Several of the adoptive parents stopped by to watch and went home with some souvenir fiber.
On May 5th, we kicked off the season with a birthday party. The weather was cooperative and everyone had a unique, good time.
By the way, we will soon be processing our fiber. If anyone is interested in learning what’s done and/or helping out, please give us a call.
Alex left the gate in the heard health room ajar and the boys had a short break of freedom. We managed to get them all back in except Dagger, who tends to do his own thing anyway. Eventually he decided he would rather be with the rest of the herd instead of on his own, and we lured him back in.
On April 23rd, the first grade from United Friends School of Quakertown visited our farm for a morning tour and fiber presentation. It was just possibly the most perfect day we’ve had this spring. After the tour they had lunch and returned to school.
We had a beautiful day for the goat/sheep shearing on April 22nd. As usual, our shearer Hoyt, gave an educational and informational commentary as he sheared the animals. Those who attended had a lot of questions and learned a great deal about shearing and the animals in general.
On Saturday, April 14, we picked up three new alpacas. These new alpacas are worry free. They don’t poop and they don’t eat hay or grain. Their only maintenance is a coat of spar varnish every two years. Stop by and get your picture taken with them.
We commissioned Todd Gladfelter, an accomplished chainsaw sculpture from New Ringgold, to do the sculpture. We met him at a chainsaw festival in western Pa. last summer. He is truly an accomplished artist.
Ag Literacy Week
• To help celebrate Ag Literacy Week, Sandy, Alex and Grace, one of our 4H members, visited a local elementary school on March 19th to read a book and play a bingo-related game with a class of first graders.
On the following day, Alex, Sandy and Julia visited another elementary school, where we read the same book and and played bingo.
• On a brisk March Saturday morning, our 4-Hers and parents began spring cleanup on a section of the Schuylkill River Trail in Stowe. The club has adopted that section and will perform two more cleanups during the year.
• We just received a new batch of yarns. They are 90% alpaca and 10% tencel, very soft. Most are DK weight, except for the gray, which is sport weight. All of them are in 200-yard skeins.
For those latent artists out there or for those of you who want to try something new, come join us for an hour or two of sketching. The farm offers a multitude of unique subjects such as sheep, goats, alpacas, dogs, flowers (later on), trees, farm equipment, buildings – whatever strikes your fancy.
No experience is necessary and there is no charge. Just show up with a sketch book and some sharp pencils.
We are planning to start on the fourth Sunday of the month from 2-4 beginning March 25th. We will continue doing it every fourth Sunday as long as there is interest.
Space is limited and pre-registration is required.
Just call Sandy or Alex a few days ahead.
Also, please let us know if you have an interest in joining us or if you have any questions.
Adopt an Alpaca (or goat or sheep)
As a response to those people who love the animals but can’t own their own, we are offering an adoption program.
You can choose which alpaca you would like to adopt and for a fee of $25 you will receive the following:
- Updates on your alpaca’s health, weight and activities (such as shows it may enter or markets it might visit).
- A copy of your alpaca’s National ARI registry certificate.
- An alpaca finger puppet.
- Visitation rights. Give us a call when you would like to come out and see your alpaca. You can even take him or her for a walk.
- Help in the shearing of your alpaca and receive a sample of its his or her fiber.
The adoption program is valid for one year.
To choose your animal, you can look at them on our website. Just click Our Girls and Our Boys to see all of the alpacas or come to the farm and choose one in person. If you are interested, please give us a call, click on the red link below, fill out the application and send it to us, along with a check made out to LLCAF. If you prefer to pay through PayPal, go to our Farm Store (price there is $30). When we receive the notice of payment, we will send you the materials.