Photo courtesy of Sage Bluff Alpacas
Rachel Scott gets a “paca kiss” from Sophia during a visit to Sage Bluff Alpacas near Prosser.
As of Friday, September 26, 2014
To celebrate National Alpaca Farm Days, Yakima Valley alpaca farms will be open to the public from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. this coming Saturday and Sunday.
Visitors can meet the alpacas, talk with breeders, see fiber arts demonstrations, shop for beautiful alpaca retail items, enjoy refreshments and more.
Jim and Linda Mackey of Natural Maximum Alpacas will open their new farm store at 160902 W. North River Rd. near Prosser.
Mrs. Mackey is known for creating stunning felted alpaca hats made from her own alpacas’ fiber, as well as handsome knitted items.
Sage Bluff Alpacas, located at 8401 S. Steele Rd. near Prosser, wants the public to “…come see the babies.”
The farm will have fiber artists demonstrating spinning and weaving techniques. New for fall will be beautiful alpaca fashions and accessories available for preview in the “big barn.”
Bob and Danise Cathel of Silbury Hill Alpacas near Sunnyside will offer tours of their farm, located at 2361 Scoon Rd.
The farm’s Spring Harvest Fiber Mill features beautiful alpaca products, such as yarn, roving, felted and woven rugs.
National Alpaca Farm Days are a good opportunity to learn about the inquisitive, unique alpaca, the luxury fiber they produce and why alpacas are perfect for small acreage and environmentally conscious individuals.
Parents are urged to bring the children and cameras to this fun, free, family event.
For more information about National Alpaca Farm Days, go to www.sagebluffalpacas.com or www.silburyhillalpacas.com.