October Events

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There are too many October events!  This year will mark the first time in MANY years that Snowshoe Farm will not be participating in the fall alpaca shows. We did not make this decision lightly, but it makes the most sense for us.  This year, as happens every few years, the fall show in Syracuse conflicts with the NYS Sheep & Wool Festival in Rhinebeck, NY.  The Rhinebeck festival is a big event where we sell a LOT of alpaca … 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

Alpaca Showtacular 2016

Last weekend (Oct 21 – 23) Ron took three yearling alpacas to the Showtacular alpaca show in Syracuse. This show combines the Empire Show and the NEAOBA Show into one long weekend. We were very pleased that all three of our alpacas ribboned in both shows against some very tough competition. The best result of the weekend was a second place finish by Snowshoe Sweet Cicley in the NEAOBA Show. This beautiful yearling female will be ready to breed in … Read More

Yearling Alpacas

We’ve had a number of inquiries as to why we don’t show prices on the three yearling alpacas we have listed for sale.  Often, we don’t bother to list our younger alpacas for sale until they are a bit older. For the most part, we just like to wait and see how the alpacas do as they mature. We’re not only looking at fleece quality, but conformation and overall health and vitality. Our current sales list includes three alpacas that were … Read More

Spring!

While many alpaca breeders in the US are on their way home from our national alpaca show, some of us chose not to risk a drive to Indiana in March. This may have been a mild winter, but the chance of running into bad weather on that trip was certainly a deterrent for us. We are looking forward to our first alpaca shows of the season starting on April 1. The North American Alpaca Show and the Northeast Alpaca Expo … Read More

Introducing Snowshoe Ammonoosuc!

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We knew we had another winner when this male was born three years ago. Snowshoe Ammonoosuc is growing up to be the spitting image of his big brothers, Snowshoe Aristides and Snowshoe Astraios. Both brothers are champions sporting beautiful fiber with lasting fineness. Now, at almost three years old, Ammonoosuc will take center stage in our breeding program. Check our Open Herd listing to read more about Ammonoosuc. To put the spotlight on Ammoonoosuc, we are offering a limited number of … Read More

Champion Herdsire for Sale!

You heard it here first!  We are offering our multi-champion herdsire, Snowshoe Aristides, for sale at the Showtacular Pen Sale in Syracuse, NY on Oct 23-25. We are so proud of Aristides. At seven years of age, his presence, his fiber and his temperament are still as impressive as ever. This is a male who is doing an excellent job of improving upon the females to whom he is bred. So much so that the majority of our foundation females … Read More

End of Summer

It’s difficult to believe that autumn begins in a couple days!  The summer has flown by and the weather in recent weeks has been so warm that it has not prompted thoughts of fall. This morning, however, we woke to a temp of 34, a brisk reminder that the season is changing – and fast! The light is different and the trees are turning color. And at Snowshoe Farm we are busy dyeing yarn and preparing for fall fiber festivals.  This … Read More

Headed to MAPACA

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Next weekend is our second and last alpaca show of the spring, the MAPACA Jubilee. We will be showing the same three males who went to the North American Alpaca Show earlier this month: Snowshoe Ammonoosuc who took fourth in his class (which was won by the color champion), Rasalas who took sixth in his class and FBR Zeke who came in second in his class. The competition at North American, as usual, was tough, but MAPACA is a bigger show … Read More

Alpaca Shows 2015

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Yes, the AOA National Alpaca Show is underway this weekend, but the idea of traveling from Vermont to Nebraska in March did not tempt us even slightly.  So Snowshoe Farm will kick off the 2015 spring alpaca show season in the usual way and much closer to home at the North American Alpaca Show on April 3 & 4 in West Springfield, MA.  We’ll follow up a few weeks later at the MAPACA Jubilee on April 24 – 26 in … Read More

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