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!

Farm Visits

This has certainly been a very challenging winter – in many different ways.  Rockville Alpaca Farm right now is trying to dry out from all the snow/rain/ice we have been and  continue getting.  As a result, we need to suspend farm visits until things settle down and dry out a bit.  It is very sloppy, muddy and messy in our alpaca areas.  Not at all suitable for visitors.  Very wet for alpacas, as well.  So until you see an “OK” from us about visiting, please stay safe and warm.  We miss our visitors and hope to be able to open up once again.  Thanks for your understanding!

Winter Visits

We trust the New Year is being good to all!  Because of some winter wind and cold, we are restricting visits to the farm only when the temps are above 50 degrees and not much wind.  There have been some very chilly days with the wind blowing across our fields which makes it difficult to enjoy visiting alpacas.  The alpacas don’t mind, but us humans (especially me) don’t have heavy alpaca fur coats to wear to block out the cold.  Drop me an email if you are interested in visiting and you are not sure of the weather…I will let you know if its pleasant here at the farm.

Spring is just around the corner when we can enjoy alpaca visits without freezing!  My email is:  carol@rvalpacas.com if you would like to visit.

Merry Christmas!

We wish all our neighbors and alpaca friends a Merry Christmas during a complicated time with all going on in our country.  Hopefully you will be able to join with family in celebrating!

Rockville Alpaca Farm will be closed to visitors now until January 5th. We look forward to having visitors again in the new year.

Here are some updated pictures of “Little Jack”, our cria born on the 4th of July. (Firecracker Jack)

These were taken in late November…now his warm winter coat has grown in and he is a bit chunkier!  He is an awesome cria and very stubborn!  We are so grateful he is part of our herd.

Open for Alpaca Visits

Rockville Alpaca Farm is open for alpaca visits again.  Any day except Sunday and of course, weather permitting.  If you would like to visit our alpacas, please email me at:  carol@rvalpacas.com

Hope to see you soon!

Postponing Visits

Due to a death in the family, Rockville Alpaca Farm will not be open for alpaca visits until after November 1st.  Thank you for your understanding and hope to see you soon!

Our Little Jack

Here he is at 3 months old!  Firecracker Jack was born on July 4th.  He is a sweet boy and, definitely  a “firecracker”!  Very entertaining.  He is living with six old ladies and has to get after them to play.  He loves to run all over the field and enjoys it even more if he can get one or all of the girls to run with him.

We were anticipating another cria in our herd, but sadly another little boy didn’t make it.  It was a very sad day for the momma and for us.  But momma seems to have accepted it ok and has moved on.  One good thing that came out of it was that the momma – Echo is more available for hugs which she of course receives daily.

Little Jack is growing up!  Come and see him!