Slow clothes

Yes, we do have some options for local and sustainably created clothing. We recently had the pleasure of meeting Hannah Regier, a Vermont-based fiber artist. Hannah produces knit hats fashioned from Vermont wool and alpaca fibers, hand-dyed with farmed and foraged plants and knit on a vintage knitting machine. We’re please to have our alpaca fiber included in this excellent example of local, ethical fashion. You can read more about Hannah’s creative process and purchase her hats on her website, … Read More

Free Shipping Coupon

Use coupon code FREE-SHIP to get free shipping to all US addresses through May 8. We’re expecting more yarn to arrive from the mill soon and our dye pots will be busy.  And we just finished shearing, so we have a lot more of our beautiful alpaca fiber to send to the mill. This is a great incentive for us to offer you a chance to save a little when you purchase our Vermont-grown, farm-dyed alpaca yarns. Don’t forget we … Read More

Spring! Time for fence maintenance

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Actually, it’s always time for fence maintenance, but our cold winters and deep frost wreak havoc on fences. Spring is the best time to walk your fence lines, before the grass starts to grow so you can clearly see what needs to be done. We use mainly 7-strand, high tensile fence here, which is a typical type of livestock fence. Wood posts and braces are placed at corners and gates and single posts are placed at wide intervals along the … Read More

Spring Alpaca Show Results

It’s so nice to get through two alpaca shows in one long weekend! Thanks to all who worked so hard to put together the Spring Alpaca Spectacular 2017! Here are the results for Snowshoe Farm’s weekend of alpaca shows: Nether Walnut Hill’s Iris 2nd – North American Alpaca Show 4th – North East Alpaca Expo Snowshoe Hiaku 3rd – North American Alpaca Show 2nd – North East Alpaca Expo Snowshoe Allegro 5th – North American Alpaca Show 6th – North … Read More

Female Alpacas for Sale – New!

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Snowshoe Farm has taken on three lovely young female alpacas that we would like to sell on behalf of their owner, Becky Wadsworth, at Nether Walnut Hill Farm. Becky and her alpacas first came to our attention when she was selling the last of her herd before moving to Scotland. One of the females she offered for sale was Aussie Colorado Philly, a female who, together with the herdsire, Xanadu P Concerto, produced the champion male, Spirit Wind’s Maestro. Now … Read More

Free Shipping on alpaca yarn and more

Use the coupon code SHIPFREE to get free shipping from Snowshoe Farm Alpacas through the end of February. We offer alpaca and alpaca blend yarns, roving, felting fiber, beads, patterns, needles & hooks and dyes. All alpaca fiber is from our Vermont farm. Yarn and felting fiber are available in natural and hand dyed colors.      

Valentine Week Sale on Breeding Fees!

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In anticipation of the upcoming breeding season, Snowshoe Farm is offering a special price on stud fees. All stud fees are $500 from Feb 14 through 21. We have a very nice selection of quality breeding males, some proven with award-winning offspring and some newcomers. All our herdsires are chosen not only for their correct conformation and overall soundness, but for their excellent fiber characteristics. Please visit our herdsire listings and contact us for additional information about any of our males. … Read More

RIP Hannah’s Julie

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The first cria born on our farm held a very special place in our hearts.  Hannah’s Julie was born on a very cold and windy January day in 2000. As a result, she, her dam, and the one other alpaca on our small farm spent the better part of the next couple weeks living in our walk-in basement. Other than the weather, Julie was off to a strong and healthy start. We made a very common mistake with our first … Read More

Female Alpaca – Sale!

We always make a point of reviewing our herd of alpacas around the first of the year with an eye towards spring alpaca shows, the upcoming birthing and breeding season and updating our sales list. It’s exciting to see last year’s crias now growing into beautiful and healthy young alpacas ready for weaning…and maybe showing. This year we are going to try to offer at least one alpaca at a special price every month. For January, we’re featuring Snowshoe Pleione. … Read More

Free Shipping!

Snowshoe Farm is offering free shipping on all products from our online yarn shop through December 31. Use coupon code SHIPFREE. VermontAlpacaYarn.com lists alpaca yarn, roving and felting fiber as well as dyes, needles & hooks and free patterns. All alpaca fiber used in our products is grown on our Vermont farm. We do our own shearing every spring, then carefully skirt and grade each fleece. We send only the very best quality fiber to Sallie’s Fen Fiber Mill to be spun into … Read More

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