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.
Montgomery County Best Kept Secrets Tour
Our next big event at the farm will begin on Thursday, October 8th and continue everyday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. except Sunday until Oct. 24th. If you’ve never been on the tour, it is a very special shopping experience. Thirty-six off-the-beaten track businesses are part of the tour. For a $9 bag you will get a map to follow showing the locations of all the businesses as well as coupons for discounts and an opportunity to win a shopping spree ranging from $50-$450 at any place of your choice.
You can obtain a bag at our farm or go on line to www.shopmontcotour.com
National Alpaca Farm Days
A big thanks to everyone who stopped by to celebrate National Alpaca Farm Days, and a special thanks to our 4-H kids, who gave tours and agility demonstrations to our visitors. It was a great success and Mother Nature cooperated with a nice day.
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.
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.