It only takes one difficult birth to know the value of a neonatal class! This seminar will pay for itself when you become a more confident alpaca ‘midwife’. Dr Norm Evans will focus on the dam and babes health leading up to and following that exciting 11 1/2 months. Wetlab is hands on practice to get ready for that big day. Limited attendance so register early!
7:30 am Continental Breakfast and Registration
8:00 am – 12:00 pm Lecture
12:00 – 1:00 pm Provided Lunch
1:00 – 4:30 pm Hands on Wet Lab
Golden Spirit is opening our gates to the public September 27th to celebrate National Alpaca Farm Day. Get up close and personal with our alpaca, learn more about fiber, and experience a working ranch.
The Open House takes place from 10am – 4pm on Saturday, September 27. Admission is $10 a ticket and $5 for children 5 and under. The value of your admission ticket will be redeemable through December 31st at the Everywhere Alpaca retail store on items over $25.
Golden Spirit Alpaca Ranch is located at 10937 Tarpon Springs Road, Odessa, Florida 33556.
To find out more about National Alpaca Farm Day visit www.NationalAlpacaFarmDays.com.
Golden Spirit Alpaca Ranch is home to over 180 alpaca and 75 acres of grazing pasture. Founded in 2006, Golden Spirit has emerged as a leader in the region with a tailored approach to animal care and attention. Brenda Crum, owner and manager of Golden Spirit Alpaca Ranch, believes that understanding each animal’s unique personality is the primary framework of ranching at Golden Spirit.
The continued growth of the ranch is extremely valuable to the area, as it keeps a large section of local land free from development. Also, Golden Spirit fosters a healthy relationship with the community by both providing composting to residents at no charge and purchasing feed from local stores.
Alpacas, cousins to the llama, are beautiful, intelligent animals native to the Andean Mountain range of South America, particularly Peru, Bolivia, and Chile. The United States first commercially imported alpacas in 1984. Because of its soft texture, alpaca fiber is sometimes compared to cashmere. Alpaca is just as warm as wool yet it is one-third the weight.
Containing no lanolin, alpaca fiber is also naturally hypoallergenic. Most people who are sensitive to wool find that they can wear alpaca without the itching or irritation they feel from wool because alpaca fiber is smooth.
If you love the look and feel of alpaca fiber and have wondered how it is used after it comes off the animal, you won’t want to miss being at the Ranch for the Fiber Fun Fest. “Play” with fiber while you learn characteristics, processing options and techniques. Learn how to spin from our guest craftswoman. All of this in the midst of the Golden Spirit Alpaca who so graciously give of their fiber year after year!
To register for this event call 727-809-2253 or email firstname.lastname@example.org