Fall News

It is great to be done with the hot/humid temps of summertime!  What a glorious Fall we’ve had…the colors and warm temps have been so refreshing.  Our alpacas enjoy Fall as well…not so much for the colors, but that they are able to stay out in the fields longer.

Some of you are waiting for news of a new cria.  Nothing yet which is making us think our Silver Rose is not pregnant.  But be assured, I will let you know if that changes!  She  certainly is keeping us guessing!  It’s a long story as to why we aren’t sure she is pregnant…too long to tell here.   Some of you have heard the story!

We are scheduling visitors here and there for alpaca visits.  Please email me at:  carol@rvalpacas.com….if interested….please no phone calls.

Hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving and Christmas!

Summer Visits

Due to the high heat and humidity, and because we have an “expecting” female alpaca, we will be limiting visits until the temps are better and we have a new cria (baby alpaca).

I will post here when the cria is born and when we can allow visitors again.

Thanks for your understanding and we hope you have a great summer!  Its going fast.

SHEARING DAY!!!!

Shearing Day at Rockville Alpaca Farm is Wednesday, April 13th at 9:00 a.m.  If you are interested in watching 19 alpacas get their summer cuts, come on over and join us.  There is no charge.  There will be lots to see.

Is Spring here to stay???

Our VA weather has been all over the place since Fall of 2020.  This Spring is no different.  We will be open to visitors again but by appointment only.  Please email me if interested.  My email is:  carol@rvalpacas.com.  Please, no phone calls.

Shearing will be sometime in April but haven’t received the final date from our shearer yet.  When I do, I will post it here. You are welcome to come by and watch the process.

Visitors

Rockville Alpaca Farm is currently closed to visitors due to extreme winter weather.  The cold and ice make it difficult to visit.

We will post when we are once again open for visitors.

Thank you for your understanding.

Summer’s End 2021

Whew…some really hot and rainy days this August!  Our alpacas are spending their days inside the shelters under the fans!  Due to weather and conditions around the farm, we will not be hosting visits to our alpacas until after September 13th unless you already have an appointment for a visit.

When requesting a visit, please email me and I will be happy to set up a time for you to come.   My email is:  carol@rvalpacas.com

Thanks and hope the rest of your summer is enjoyable and as kids start school that they will be safe and glad to be back with their classmates as it should be.

Summer Farm Visits

We sure have had some very hot days so far this summer in Virginia!  Due to the extreme temps and humidity, we are limiting farm visits.  The alpacas get cranky in the heat and so do I!

You can still contact me via carol@rvalpacas.com about a time to visit.  Please, no phone calls.  I will check the temps and determine if its a good time to visit.  If not, I can put you on a waiting list for when the temps are more mild to visit.   We hope you have an great, safe summer!

Shearing for 2021 has been done!

On April 15th, Mariacher’s Shearing Team came and relieved our alpacas of their winter coats. Although the alpacas didn’t care for the process (which doesn’t hurt them), they were happy to have that bulk off of their backs.

We are open for visitors, but please email me at: carol@rvalpacas.com if you are interested in visiting our alpacas. We will setup a day and time for you to come.

Hope to see you soon!      There is no charge for a visit but we do accept donations.

2021 Shearing!!!

Our shearing date this year is April 15th at 8:00 a.m. If you are interested in watching, come on over! The shearers will be here at 8:00 to setup and then get started on nail cutting, tooth trimming and haircuts for 19 alpacas. Interesting to watch if you’ve never seen it done. We have great shearers…Jay Mariacher from New Hampshire travels up and down the East Coast during shearing season. Jay and his guys do an awesome job getting our alpacas looking good.

Farm Visits

Finally we have dried out here at Rockville Alpaca Farm…what a muddy, wet, soggy time we have had this winter.  We are once again open for visitors, but only by appointment.  If you are interested in visiting our alpacas, please email me at:  carol@rvalpacas.com to set up a day and time for your visit.  We would love to meet you!