Sept. 30th and Oct. 1st
Offering you a sneak preview!
September has been our summer and here, at Alpaca Tracks, we are happy to take the beautiful sunny days when we can get them. This coming week-end we are hosting our annual Alpaca Tracks T(h)read Lightly Fall Fiesta! We invite you to drop by our farm to meet the animals that produce this beautiful wool and to Celebrate Canadian Culture Days with us! Please do share this email with your friends and family members.
We look forward to your visit!
Kathy & Corinne
From Fleece to Fashion
We sheared our alpacas and Llamas in mid-May and sheep and angora goats in mid-June. The three angora goats: Mopsy, Flopsy and Pisco had their second shearing in mid-September. After shearing, hours are spent sorting and classing. We will have our skirting tables set up so you can see where we start after the big shearing day has come and gone. It is all about our harvest! By taking the time to sort and class, we are able to determine what the best end products are for each of the different grades of wool.
Our wool is then bagged and shipped to different specialty mills. We get rovings, batts, yarn. socks and insoles back. Then the fun begins! This is where we have the opportunity to create. Picker, carder, dye pot and FeltLoom are a few of our well-used pieces of fibre processing equipment. We will be giving demos.
We are pleased to be hosting our friends Mary Moore and Tom Lilico with their fine art work.
Calling all knitters and crocheters!
Pull out your needles or hook . . . it is time to knit or crochet an infant hat.
What is this all about? Alpaca Tracks T(h)read Lightly will donate enough yarn to knit/crochet 20 "Period of Purple Crying Caps"
When: Saturday, Sept. 30th
Time: starting at 11:00
We will be knitting & crocheting infant hats. Each and every day infants across Canada are shaken and abused because the person caring for them became frustrated with their crying. Many times the abuse could have been prevented had the person caring for the infant only known that early infant crying may be normal. (for more info. visit: http://clickforbabies.org/partners/ontario.php)
Please bring water, a chair, tent for shade (if you have one), snacks and your knitting needles or crochet hooks. We will have cakes of approx. 100 yards of various weights of purple alpaca yarn available. (enough for 20 hats) If you would like to bring your own yarn, please do so.
Come celebrate the arts with us!
We invite you to bring whatever project you are working on and a chair. Work on your project and share your enthusiasm and talent with others. SHOW & TELL in a relaxing atmosphere with alpacas, sheep and goats grazing near by and free range chickens doing what they do best forage!
Come on over with your spinning wheels Sunday at noon.
On Saturday, our neighbours and friends Ricardo and Vicki will be preparing some delicious Brazilian hot dogs that we will be selling between 12:00 and 2:00. This is a meal in itself. There will have a veggie option available too. We have no idea how many of each to plan for. If you would like to email me to let me know you would like one, that would help us in the planning. To date, I have orders for 15. The Brazilian hotdogs will be available while supplies last.
On Sunday, we will be selling chili and apple crisp. The Chili and apple crisp will be available from 12:00 until supplies last.
We will have a campfire sing-along from 2 to 4 each day. Bring your singing voices and instruments.. Don't forget your lawn chair!
Our farm store will be open from 10:00 - 4:00. We have a nice variety of Canadian made alpaca products as well as some Fair Trade items from Peru. We will also have some freshly harvested honey available for purchase. Don't forget to check out Tom and Mary's artwork. Get an early start on some Christmas shopping. Hard to believe but 3 months from today is Christmas!