New Born Cria
Our first cria of the summer, born in June, is now 3 months old! We named him "Fonzie" for short, and Alphonzo for his registered name. He's quite the character, charging at the adults, trying to dominate the second newborn cria, giving strong resistance to being touched or held initially, but not approaching us cautiously and curiously. Our second cria, born last week, another male, again needs a name. He's a dark rose gray in color, with black tipped ears and feet, very docile and calm, so far the opposite of Fonzie. His mom is our beautiful gray female, Francesca, with the blue eyes, and his sire is JJ, our large brown sire. Offer name suggestions again and we will give the winner a pair of alpaca socks! Come visit both crias and all our herd. They will welcome you.
Francesca's first cria 08/24/2015
||Yes, that's my moma
||Proud Mom Francesca
|| JJ - herdsire and proud Papa
Edelweiss Aplacas LLC offers a variety of alpaca, baby alpaca & alpaca clothing for sale from their farm in Erie, CO. Give them a call to learn more info!
September at Edelweiss Alpacas
We will be holding a FREE Open Ranch Day on Saturday, September 19, 2015 from 10:00 am - 5:00 pm for the public. Meet our alpacas, learn about their nature, qualities, fiber, care and maybe a little about raising them. You will have a chance to get in and amongst them during a tour, touch and pet them, maybe feed them some "treats. It will also be a chance to purchase Alpaca Products from our Ranch Store. We also hope to have some artisans doing demonstrations on various stages of fiber processing.
Besides having two newborns, and expecting two more yet, farm tours are available through the fall for families, individuals, kids groups, adult groups, etc. Prices are $5 for those ages 5 and older. Best days to visit are Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.
Shearing is over and we now have bags of fleece to skirt, clean, sort and sell. If you love fleece and love to process your own, we have the fleece for you! Our precious alpacas produced beautiful ones for you - fawn, gray, black, russet brown, etc., with fineness and density that you will adore.
Our 4-H kids are finished with the Boulder County Fair and did great! All won ribbons and prizes and the alpacas were a hit with the fair goers.
Only two more weeks of the Erie Farmer's Market for us. We'll be there September 10 and 17th with fleece, bats, rovings, new yarn, and now hats, gloves, mittens, and scarves, as we get closer to fall and winter.
Never a dull moment! Call to schedule a visit and become acquainted with our alpacas.