This past Friday and Saturday we held our first Holiday Open House of the Season.
Beautiful clear blue skies, brisk air and happy people...it was a great two days.
This is what I have learned and experienced in the past year of having alpacas on the farm...
It's refreshing to see people that you don't know walk onto the farm and smile.
Recognizing the little girl that was here in the fall and now she's a little bit bigger.
It's fun to answer people's knitting questions or just sharing in their yarn enthusiasm.
Seeing teenage girls giddy with excitement to see the alpacas...no phones, no texting, no ipods, just pure happiness and smiles,
Seeing people walk into "our world", one that is maybe a step back in time.
Watching the alpacas curious little faces get up close to their visitors.
The smell of a good ol' wood stove that keeps us warm.
That a coop can be the perfect "club house". (I think it makes up for the treehouse we never had)
Families coming out together to enjoy the alpacas.
Little tiny kids squealing with joy...and their grandparents smiling along with them.
Beautiful alpaca yarn made into amazing knits.
That alpaca socks are the greatest things your feet will ever enjoy.
But most of all, family is the best...alpacas bring us all together and I think we're making this little corner of our world a little bit happier. Cheers.
Here are some pictures of the showroom and open house preparations that I took on Friday.
Chase hanging out in his stroller.
Shea having some fun
MomMom still watches over us....
Liz loading the wood stove with some more logs. It smells so good and keeps us nice and toasty.
Clementine peels and cloves simmering on the stove.
Cousin MaryAnne (MAD Creations) knitting up a storm, keeping us company and making us laugh.
Chase sleeping right in the middle of it all. He's a good little boy.
Liz was spinning Wadamo's roving into yarn.
At the end of the day, I have to say a big Thank You to everyone that came out to visit us. You have given this farm life again and it's wonderful.
We will be open again the next two weekends (Friday and Saturday 10-4)
If you are in the area, we would love to meet you, so come on by!