Annual Summer Fiber Day at the Farm
We look forward to seeing you at our Summer 2017 Fiber Day and Farm Open House to be held on Sunday, July 23, 12:00–3:00PM. If you are not on our mailing list for a snail-mail invitation or e-invite and you need directions or have specific questions, please contact Elyse at firstname.lastname@example.org. Look for your invitation sometime in May. Guests often come as far away as Westchester, Dutchess or Ulster Counties. Family and friends are welcome- just rsvp and give Elyse a head count for lunch!
Our farm and fiber day is a wonderful way to get introduced to these attractive and special animals. Everyone who has attended our annual Fiber Day and Farm Open House has had a fabulous, informative time. They meet our animals, often quite intimately, and experience our alpaca fiber and sheep fleeces first hand. We have somewhere close to 100 lbs of fleece after our spring shearing! Many questions are asked and answered about alpacas as farm animals and pets; their care and temperament, and much is learned about alpaca fiber, from shearing to finished product.
Local spinners, knitters and weavers come to purchase fiber or yarn and share their knowledge of blending, natural dyeing, fiber care and processing. Selecting an outstanding fleece from an animal you’ve met and ordering custom yarn or roving is always a hoot. Enjoy a buffet lunch served on our screened veranda. Good company and new friends makes the day enjoyable for all.