Now that we are settled into our new farm in Duanesburg, we are open for farm visits! Meet the llamas and learn about their many uses, and take a stroll through our farm store. Depending on the group size and weather, short llama walks can be arranged.
With the arrival of SRLL Tyrell to our farm, we are happy to offer outside breedings! Outside breedings are $500, with discounts for drive-by breedings, multiple breedings, or females with show records.
Sponsor A Llama
New for 2016, we are offering sponsor a llama! For a modest fee, you can sponsor a llama for the year. We are offering three different levels of sponsorship:
- With the *Farm* sponsorship you will receive a picture of your llama and a biography about them, as well as information about our blog where you can keep up to date with the happenings on the farm. You will receive a llama fiber gift (a pair of felted insoles or a bird nesting ball). You will also receive a free farm visit (up to 4 guests) where you can meet and walk your sponsored llama!
- With the *Fiber* sponsorship you receive all of the benefits of the farm sponsorship, as well as the entire fleece that was sheared from your llama that year. Fleeces are usually 1-1.5 pounds, and 3-5″ long. Llama fiber is naturally hypoallergenic and contains no lanolin (oil found in sheep’s wool). It is much softer and warmer than sheep’s wool.
- With the *Show* sponsorship, you will receive all of the benefits of the farm sponsorship, as well as four additional farm visits (1 hour each) in which I will teach you the basics of showing a llama! This is perfect for a child who is interested in showing, but doesn’t have a llama of their own. There is even the possibility of being able to attend a real show with your sponsored llama!
Not all llamas are available for all types of sponsorship (due to age or breeding status), please contact us for more information.
New this year, I am offering fecal tests. After years of being disappointed by the fecals run by our local vet, I learned how to run them myself. I have an extensive science background (B.A. in Biology and M.S. in Microbiology), so learning to run my own fecal tests just seemed logical. I have several years’ experience running these tests, using the sugar float-centrifugation method. Tests can be run for $10 each. Results are reported as epg (eggs per gram), and I can do my best to help you interpret them and decide on a treatment plan. (*Disclaimer: I am not a vet and don’t even play one on TV!*)
I am also hoping to run a fecal workshop in 2018. Up to 5 participants would be able to bring a sample from their farm and run it from beginning to end. There will also be discussions regarding the procedure, herd health practices, and parasite prevention. The workshop would be a full day, with a break for lunch. Please contact me if you would be interested.
Now that we have our own farm (with a gorgeous 3-season sunroom!), I’m excited to offer fiber/craft workshops. I have been spinning, knitting, and felting for many years, and would be delighted to share my knowledge. No workshops have been set in stone yet, so if there’s something you’d like to learn please let me know! Private lessons can also be arranged.