New Year 2016
It's a new year and new ventures await. Edelweiss Alpacas will change their focus a bit this year and embrace agritourism much more heartily. Alpacas are such an appealing animal with pleasant personalities and characteristics, that we want to share them even more with the public, offering a pleasurable encounter with them, as well as education and play. We continue to offer farm tours by appointment to families, school groups, adults, and special needs people.
We now have a physical store/gift shop on site which carries high quality fleece, bats, rovings and yarn for crafters and finished fine clothing, home décor items and gift items for others. We will begin to advertise further abroad to invite Colorado tourists and travelers and fiber artists.
Please come visit, share your experiences with friends and family, and spread the word. Looking forward to meeting new friends this year as you come to visit.
Francesca's first cria 08/24/2015
||Yes, that's my mama!
||Proud Mom Francesca
|| JJ - herdsire and proud Papa
Welcome to Edelweiss Alpacas! We are honored to have you visit our website and hope you also have an opportunity to visit us in person.
Dave and I, owners of Edelweiss Alpacas, purchased our first pregnant female alpaca in May 2009 and boarded her with her former owners initially. She gave us our first beautiful female cria, Katrina, in August. In October, we purchased 5 more alpacas, boarding them as well. In the meantime, we purchased 3.5 acres of land NE of Erie, CO, moved from the city SW Littleton, and started to build shelters and clear the land of weed infestations. Our 7 alpacas moved home with us in early 2010, and we have grown ever since. We now own 25 alpacas and 1 llama, co-own 2 herdsires, and board 5 alpacas. We have found immense pleasure from our alpacas, have learned much about herd management, fiber characteristics, qualities, and processing, and much about business management. We continue to learn and grow as we care for our gentle, inquisitive, and appealing alpacas. We invite you to get to know them as well by coming to visit and interact with them.
We have alpacas for sale for those who are interested in starting or expanding their own herds. We have breeding quality animals and animals for pets, 4-H, companions, and fiber production. Let us know what your interests are and we can explore your options with you.
We also have herd sires for breeding programs. We have herd sires of white or color, and all have superb density. Fineness varies from animal to animal, but all have a wonderful handle and feel to their fleece that creates great yarn, bats and rovings.
In May, we will have a 3-day shearing seminar, taught by Premium Harvest Shearing. If you are interested, check out the Shearing Workshop page (under the More tab above) which has a synopsis of the class and contact information for registering.