Sage Bluff Alpacas to Daily Sun
Visitors are encouraged to come visit Mercedes, seen here with Jacob Leach at Prosser’s Sage Bluff Alpacas Saturday.
As of Friday, September 23, 2016
PROSSER In celebration of National Alpaca Farm Days, Sage Bluff Alpacas is open to the public from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 24 and 25 at 8401 S. Steele Road.
Visitors can meet the alpacas and talk with farmers John and Jennifer Ely.
In addition, there will be “fiber to fashion” demonstrations, opportunities to shop for alpaca retail items, and enjoy refreshments.
“We’ve had two crias (babies) born in the last month,” Ely said.
“The little black boy still needs a name, so we’ve decided to have a Name the Cria Contest to gather suggestions from our guests,” she said.
The person whose baby name is chosen will win an alpaca teddy bear.
Farm tours will include meeting the spinners, weavers and knitters who demonstrate their creativity for visitors. New for fall, alpaca yarns, fashions and accessories will be previewed in the “big barn.”
Ely said farm days is a good opportunity to learn about the alpaca and the fiber they produce.
The open house is free of charge.