Alex & Sandy Frazier

Raising GrayT Alpacas

1980 Quarry Rd.Salford, PA 18957    (484) 431-5587    Contact us

Welcome to Little Lost Creek Alpaca Farm!

Naomi&Chevy

 

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

Montgomery County 4-H Fair

To match the perfect weather, this year’s 4-H Fair was a huge success. Ten of our kids received blue ribbons for their projects, a record for our club. More people than ever before came to watch the agility demonstration Friday and the competition Saturday.

The agility competition was divided into Junior and Senior divisions. Jonathan won the junior, with Aiden finishing second and Annabelle coming in third. In the senior division Ava finished first; Grace, second; and Katy, third. Ava received the Grand Champion award for scoring the most points and Grace was the Reserve Champion.

For the first time this year, we had an egg and spoon race, which included both parents and their children. It was a timed event with time deductions for missing obstacles. Surprisingly, of the top six awards given, the parents copped four of them. Of course, they wouldn’t have been able to do that if the kids hadn’t trained them well.

Jesse had the best time in the Egg and Spoon. Tammy and Al kept the peace in the family by tying for second. Jeanne was third, Peter came in fourth, Julia was fifth and Ava finished sixth.

Grace set up a face painting station and used her brother Asher for advertising.

Grace set up a face painting station and used her brother Asher for advertising.

The Alpacateers march in the opening day parade.

The Alpacateers march in the opening day parade.

The Alpacateers pose with their awards.

The Alpacateers pose with their awards.

Ava crossing the teeter totter with Chevy in the egg and spoon race.

Ava crossing the teeter totter with Chevy in the egg and spoon race.

Aiden directs Chase around the cones.

Aiden directs Chase around the cones.

Al focuses on his egg as he drags Morgan over the tarp.

Al focuses on his egg as he drags Morgan over the tarp.

Not to be outdone, Tammy hustles off the teeter totter.

Not to be outdone, Tammy hustles off the teeter totter.

Top six finishers in the egg and spoon. Notice who is holding more ribbons.

Top six finishers in the egg and spoon. Notice who is holding more ribbons.

 

News from the Farm

* On Saturday, June 21st, Little Lost Creek welcomed a garden tour sponsored by Wentz UCC Church. Over 150 people stopped by to see our gardens and the alpacas, which were a great hit. We had another opportunity to educate more people about these gentle and rewarding animals.

• On June 14, Little Lost Creek held its annual 4-H Alpaca Agility Invitational. Forty-two kids from five different 4-H clubs competed at the Montgomery County 4-H Center in Creamery.

While our alpacas weren’t at their best, the kids did a great job of dealing with a little adversity. In the agility competition, Julia and Katie placed second, Natalie and Jonathan finished third, Sarah and Grace came in fourth, Naomi placed fifth and Clare and Aiden were sixth. In the Showmanship class, Sarah placed second, Grace and Jonathan were third, while Clare and Natalie finished fifth. Congratualtaions to all.

 

Naomi navigates Chevy through the cones.

Naomi navigates Chevy through the cones.

Clare takes Chase through the blowing streamers.

Clare takes Morgan through the blowing streamers.

Sarah getting Morgan to stand in the circle.

Sarah getting Morgan to stand in the circle.

Julia taking Chase over the teeter-totter.

Julia taking Chase over the teeter-totter.

 

Little Lost Creek Alpacateers display their well-earned ribbons.

Little Lost Creek Alpacateers display their well-earned ribbons.

• On Wednesday, May 28th, State Representative Marcy Toepel (147th District) visited our farm to see the animals and help us promote our business. One of our 4-H families came over to demonstrate what alpacas can do on an agility course.

Toepel gets a chance to touch a real alpaca.

Marcy gets a chance to touch a real alpaca.

Marcy poses with a rug she purchased for her office in Harrisburg.

Marcy poses with a rug she purchased for her office in Harrisburg.

Sandy shows Marcy some rovings from our alpacas.

Sandy shows Marcy some rovings from our alpacas.

ART LESSONS

And finally, don’t forget we are offering 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.

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