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Dec
4

Do you LOVE alpacas? Ever wonder what it would be like to own them. Come on out to our Ranch, Quarry Critters Alpaca Ranch, here in Littlestown, just outside Gettysburg. We will be talking about: information you will need to get started, shelter, feed, herd health, pasture nutrition, costs, breeding practices. Basic knowledge for raising alpacas. Please bring your questions as we have the answers. Cost is $25 for one Discount offered for more persons from same family or farm Fee is applied to your alpaca purchase. Must register. Class is help most 1st Sundays of each month. Check our website Calendar. Time: 2:00 - 4:00 Handouts and ranch tour provided

Dec
4

Delight kids of all ages with Santa and the alpacas. Bring your camera and enjoy snowflakes and smiles! Then get warmed up with cookies and hot chocolate at Alpacatales Yarn & Gifts. Wrap up your Christmas shopping early with gifts of warmth and comfort for everyone on your list. You’ll find everything from yarn, roving, knitting & spinning supplies to teddy bears and gifts for the kitchen. Don’t forget therapeutic or outdoor socks, scarves or gloves, blankets or elegant sweaters. Discounts, free pattern with yarn purchase, door prizes! Relax before the busy holiday rush. Join us in the barn December 4 from noon – 4 pm. at 1051 Reed Rd, Mansfield, OH. Contact Reba at 419-589-3745 or alpacatales@storybookalpacas.com for information.

Dec
4

Join in the Fun! Come visit us and meet over 40 beautiful alpacas. Take a picture with an alpaca! Our free Alpaca Picture Taking Event is between 1pm-2pm. Learn about their awesome fiber and enjoy their sweet personalities. Take advantage of our year end specials on alpacas while adding quality genetics to your own herd, or beginning your own alpaca adventure. There are many tax advantages for alpaca owners and breeders if in it as a business. Our farm boutique is stocked with gorgeous hand-made alpaca items, cozy socks, assorted colors of yarns from our alpacas, gloves, hats, scarves, dolls, gorgeous naturally fire retardant alpaca rugs, and so much more! Start your Holiday Shopping and get your special loved ones unique, warm, soft, non-itchy luxurious alpaca products. We’ll have in-store specials too! Spend quality time with friends and family, enjoying the great outdoors, and shop local! Come by for a day you won’t forget! Open 10am-4pm

Dec
10

The holiday season is already upon us and we'd love to see you! Stop by the store and pick up your gifts for those special ones! Can't make it, you can order online and will ship for you!

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ABOUT ALPACAS

Alpacas are gentle creatures that are easy to care for and can be raised for either profit or for pure enjoyment as a hobby.

Although they make wonderful pets and are exceptionally gentle with children, they are primarily known for their high quality, luxury fiber. Alpaca fiber is highly prized for its exceptional softness, durability, incredible warmth, and is hypoallergenic. In fact, it is considered to be a luxury fiber.

Like other natural fibers, alpaca wool has excellent thermal and wicking properties, so it will keep you warm and dry, yet will allow your skin to breathe. Alpaca fiber makes great socks, hats, sweaters, scarves, and gloves. Lower grade fiber from the legs and belly area makes excellent rugs and blankets.

Alpaca Breeds

A Suri alpaca has long, silky fiber that hangs in narrow twists or locks and resembles dreadlocks. The Huacaya looks like a plush toy animal and has shorter, dense, crimpy fiber that is soft and fluffy looking. The Suri is not as common as the Huacaya, and therefore its fiber tends to be more expensive.

Alpaca History

Alpacas originated in South America and were imported to the United States in the 1980s. They are part of the camelid family, which also includes camels and llamas, but they chew their cud the same way that cows do.

An alpaca's diet consists mainly of grass and hay, and it can obtain most of its food from grazing in the open pasture. They will also trim the grass carefully without pulling out the entire plant.

After the initial investment, the cost of maintaining alpacas is relatively low and they are considered to be a very healthy, 'green' animal, having very nutrient-rich manure. Alpacas are shorn once a year, and their fleece does not take long to grow back.

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Alpaca Breeders of Arizona

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Illinois Alpaca Owners & Breeders Assoc.

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Carolina Alpaca Breeders & Owners

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Maryland Alpaca Breeders Association

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Florida Alpacas and Fiber Coalition

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Alpaca Breeders of the Rockies

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Virginia Alpaca Owners & Breeders Assoc.

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Mid-Atlantic Alpaca Association

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