Christmas Parade 2014

Once again, Rockville Alpaca Farm will be at “Christmas on MacArthur” for the annual Christmas Parade!  Family Fun!  Photos with Santa, Parade, prizes, Arts and Crafts, Alpaca Product.  Bring an unwrapped gift for Toys for Tots drive.  6 free bikes will be given away.  Antique cars and trucks, VA State Police, Richmond Fire Dept, Bands, a choir and more.  Come on out and join us for a great day!  11:00 a.m. till 4:00 p.m.

Field Day of the Past

Sept. 19-20-21st….. 2014 Field Day of the Past starts tomorrow!  If you’re looking for a good time, come on out and join the fun.  Lots to see and do.  Lots to eat!  Rides for the kiddies, animals (Alpacas), demonstrations, vendors…something for everyone!  Rockville Alpaca Farm will be there on Saturday in the 4-H area.  Come and say “Hi”!

MAY 17th FARM DAY at Rockville Alpaca Farm!

Hope y’all can come out and join us……lots going on.  Shearing demos, spinning demos, Alpaca Obstacle Course Training Demos… vendors with alpaca products.  I know of two little goats who will be visiting us that day!  Rockville Deli has agreed to provide food and beverages again this year in case hunger strikes you.   Some kids activities….walk an alpaca……photos with an alpaca…..artist contest……Scavenger Hunt.   Come on out and enjoy the day with friends and neighbors in beautiful Rockville.

May 17th – Saturday……10:00 till 4:00

May 17th – Farm Day!

Rockville Alpaca Farm is having a “Farm Day” at our farm.  It is May 17th from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

There will be Alpacas, a couple of cute as can be baby goats, chickens, fiber demos, shearing demos – we will be shearing our 3 crias,  Obstacle Course Training demos, many alpaca products and just lots of relaxing fun with neighbors and friends.  There will also be some kids activities as well – you may be able to walk an alpaca!

Seven alpaca farms will be represented along with the US Equine Rescue League, a couple of fiber artists,  a talented lady who owns and runs a fiber mill in Oilville, and a local feed store.

Lots to see and do on May 17th!  Save the date and come on out and join the fun.

2014 Spring Event!

Hey Everyone!  Cinnamon Spice wants you to save May 17th for a special “Rockville Farm Day”.  Right here at our farm.    We are inviting the community as well as friends from outside the community to come and enjoy the outdoors.  There will be of course….ALPACAS! … well as some other farm animals.  There will be demonstrations, kids activities, products to buy, lots of “farm” stuff going on. More details to follow.   Remember – May 17th!

March 30th, 2013 – Lets Get Naked!

Before you turn us into the authorities, let me clarify.  Rockville Alpaca Farm is hosting a “Lets Get Naked” Mini Fiber Festival organized by Teri Phipps.  The alpacas get naked – every year in the spring we shear these beautiful animals to harvest their fiber to use in numerous ways.  If you’ve ever seen a newly sheared alpaca, you know they look naked.  Most of our alpaca will be sheared on Mar. 18th during the day – come by if you are able, but on March 30th, we will show you what we do with this fiber – from coming off the alpaca to finished product.  The event is from 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

There will be a shearing demonstration on our “little” ones-and some adults, some fiber artists, a fiber mill owner and other local alpaca farmers with some of their alpaca and products.

Come on out and join us for a fun day – there will be some hands on demonstrations to help you get the feel of fiber.

Valentine’s Day Store Event

Rockville Alpaca Farm and Fireweed Farm Alpacas will be hosting a Valentines Day Event on Feb. 9th (Saturday).  Come on out and meet Jasper, Peanut Butter and Hawkman, three adorable young male alpacas.  There will be a store open for anyone looking for alpaca product – lots to choose from.  Also there will be some demonstrations going on for those interested in the different ways alpaca fiber is handled.  An educational afternoon with some shopping/refreshments included!  Come on out and join us for a great afternoon.  The event will be held at 4117 Crestwood Rd, Richmond from 11:00 to 4:00pm.

For more information, send me a FB message or call me – 804-543-3023.

New Cria!

Here is our new little girl – Shadow!  So sweet and cuddly!  She was on her feet in 15 minutes – looking for something to eat.  Shadow’s daddy is Black Knight from Al Dillon’s farm in Smithfield.  We named her Shadow because she stays so close to her momma that she looks like Almay’s shadow.  For those who are local, come on over and meet her.

Family Visit

The middle of August brought my daughter Joy, her husband Rick and son Ben from California to visit us. We had a really good time with them and wished they lived closer. This is Joy and Carol after searching the field for a lost alpaca collar. We had fun in the pool with Ben in charge of the monster squirt gun, then spent a day at Pocahontas State Park in the pool area. Ben tried out the tube slides this year and once he did, there was no turning back. He couldn’t get enough. He would come down the tube, get up and high-five the life guards! Too funny! After that we headed out to Massanutten Resorts to meet up with Joy’s Dad and family for a few days. Beautiful place – and don’t forget the Water Park! More water and slides. We had a good time and hope they come back soon.

Carol and Joy

Summer Slow Down

Summer is quickly coming to a close with  nights much cooler (love it) and the days still warm but not as hot as July!  The alpacas are feeling comfortable spending more time outdoors than in their shelters under the fans.  We’ve had a nice summer in spite of the heat.  There have been many visitors to the farm to feed and get to know our alpacas.  We always love to have visitors and have enjoyed meeting neighbors and making new friends.  We have heard from so many neighbors that pass by the farm daily on how much they enjoy seeing the alpacas out in the fields – we are thrilled to be able to share these beautiful animals with others.

September has us expecting a cria from our Almay (Echo’s Mom).  She is a true black and was bred to an impressive true black male – ELK Black Knight from Smithfield, VA.  We are excited about the outcome of this match.  September will also find Rockville Alpaca Farm’s presence (not sure how much) at Field Days of the Past.   There will be some alpacas at the VA State Fair this year.  You may see some you know there – like maybe Royal Flush.

In October, we will be baby watching again as Juliett, another true black alpaca boarding at our farm will be giving birth as well.  Two crias this fall – always a highlight at the farm.

December is the VAOBA Alpaca Expo 2012 – if you like alpacas, you would really enjoy this event.  There will be many alpacas present from all over Virginia and other states as well.  They will be competing in various events throughout the weekend.  I will keep you updated as to exact days/times.  Its free and you get to see a lot of alpacas!