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Monday, September 19, 2011

Annual Open Farm Day and Fiber Fest!


Rain or Shine

Saturday & Sunday, September 24 & 25, 2011
10:00am - 4:00pm EST

This year's open house will be even bigger and better than ever! We've engaged our 4-H troop to help out, and there will definitely be something for everyone!

We invite you to come out and enjoy a day on the farm!

  • 4-H Sign-Up!!!!
    We're looking for more kids to join our exciting 4-H alpaca club! We will be signing up new members both days. Our obstacle course will be set up and we will have experienced members helping new recruits! This will be fun for both the kids & the adults!

  • Alpaca Demonstrations
    Our 4-H troop will be doing demonstrations throughout the weekend, showcasing what they can do with the alpacas.

  • Breeding Seminars
    We will be conducting hands-on seminars throughout the weekend. We will discuss alpaca breeding and ownership, as well as explaining the differences between huacayas and suris. It's a great opportunity to get hands-on experience at a working alpaca farm.

  • Fiber-Arts Demonstrations
    We will be demonstrating the process of skirting and sorting alpaca fiber for processing. We will also explain the different grades of alpaca fiber, and the appropriate uses of each.

  • Soap-Felting Demonstrations
    Alpaca isn't just for luxury clothing. It's also a natural exfoliant. Stop by and let us show you one of the lesser-known uses for this luxury fiber!

  • Aniaml-Assisted Therapy
    Ms. Tracey Klein will be on hand to discuss the use of alpacas as therapeutic animals. These sweet and gentle creatures are a natural stress-reliever. If you know somebody who could use their therapy, bring them by so that Tracey can share their warm stories and introduce them to the world of alpacas.

  • Greener Gardens with Alpaca Manure
    Alpaca manure is one of the best natural fertilizers for vegetable gardens and plants. Because of the lower organic matter content than manures of most other livestock, the manure can be placed directly on your plants without the risk of "burning". Alapca manure improves the soil texture and has excellent waterholding capacity.

  • Fiber, Fiber, Fiber Everywhere
    We have raw fiber, rovings, and yarn in a large array of colors, natural and dyed, in both suri and huacaya fiber. "Stuff a Bag" open house special.

  • Unadvertised specials on quality breeding stock!
    2011 has been a banner year for Criative Acre's breeding program. We have reached our goals in terms of quality and number of alpacas. With many new cria on the way, we are in a position to release some of our foundation herd at unbelievably low prices. These are high-quality alpacas that have served us well over the years, and represent a tremendous value for new breeders!

  • 4-H Quality Males
    We will also be selling some of our high-quality 4-H males. These are very nice males. They just didn't meet the breeding standards here at Criative Acres. They are easy to handle and have been used in our 4-H program. They have also been used in obstacle courses.

Feel free to stop by and take pictures. We look forward to sharing our farm with you.

Happy Alpaca Breeding!

John & Renee Petersam
Criative Acres Alpacas
Jarrettsville, MD

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