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.
Although the weather looks “iffy,” if you would like to participate in our first sketchers’ group Sunday, March 25th at 2, please let us know.
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.
• Also, this is a good time of the year to learn a new skill, like felting, drop spindle spinning or weaving. Give us a call if you are interested in setting up a workshop or instruction session.
• On Jan. 31st we welcomed 11 kindergartners from United Friends School in Quakertown. They had fun interacting with the animals and enjoyed fiber demonstrations.
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.
PA Farm Show
The 2018 Pa. Farm Show is in the books and we had another outstanding showing. The four 4-H kids who competed came home with four ribbons. In the Showmanship Class, Naomi followed in her sister Grace’s footsteps (two blue ribbons in two years) by winning the Junior Showmanship competition. As a winner she was eligible to compete for Grand Champion against the winners of the Senior and Intermediate classes. She was awarded Reserve Champion (second place) among the four competitors.
Also in Junior Showmanship, Jonathan placed second to Naomi in a tiebreaker.
In the Junior Agility competition Annabelle placed fifth of eight competitors.
After the main events, the kids had a great time dressing Arthur in the costume class. They were provided with a huge piles of clothes from which to choose articles to dress an alpaca. Then they had to write a short story to go along with the costume.
Congrats to the four kids who put in a lot of extra time practicing for the big event.
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.