Welcome to Little Lost Creek Alpaca Farm!
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.
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.
• 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.
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.