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 page has recently been updated. Check it out to see what we are doing this year.
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.
We all survived the blistering heat last weekend for our annual 4-H Fair competition. Fortunately we were able to move the show under the big tent on Saturday. Both judges complimented the kids on outstanding performances, and the hearty spectators appreciated the unique competition.
In the 8-11 age group for Agility, Kayla placed first; Naomi, second; Jonathon, third; and Annabelle, fourth. In the Showmanship class, Jonathon finished first; Naomi, second; Annabelle, third; and Kayla, fourth.
In the 12-14 Agility class, Aiden and Ava tied for points with Aiden finishing first in a tiebreaker. Sarah placed third. In Showmanship, Ava earned the blue ribbon, with Sarah finishing second and Aiden, third.
In the 15-18 age group, Julia placed first, Mary finished second and Grace was third. In Showmanship, Mary finished first; Grace, second; and Julia, third.
The Reserved Champion (second highest point total in both events) was Mary with 166 points, and the Grand Champion was Julia with 171 points.
New Additions to the Farm
We recently added two new fiber animals to our farm. Ethel is a white, five-month old Blue Faced Leicester lamb and Amelia is a natural, four-year old Blue Faced Leicester ewe. We chose this breed because of its wool characteristics. Although it is not a rare breed, it is not a very common breed in the US. The micron count is in the mid-20s, making it fine enough to blend with alpaca and mohair. Liker mohair it is a long, curly fiber. The breed originated in Leicester, England and was so named because of the short white hairs on its otherwise black face.
Both of them are very friendly. Right now they are being quarantined until we make sure there are no parasite issues. It remains to be seen how well they co-habit with the goats, once we put them together.
ART CAMP AT LITTLE LOST CREEK ALPACA FARM
All the information about our 2016 Art Camps can be found on the Art Camps page. Click on the tab to the left.
Visitors to our farm have often remarked that they would love to own their own alpacas, but for one reason or another were unable to.
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 $20 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).
- An 8×10 photo of you and your alpaca.
- 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’s 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.