Mother’s Day Weekend 2017

Come Visit our Mothers and Youngsters at the Ranch!

Enjoy an alpaca experience with your mother (or daughter, son, grandchildren or friends) at Golden Spirit. This is the perfect opportunity for you to come see our alpaca. Our babies are growing up mother's day alpaca event It will be the perfect way to spend Mother’s Day weekend!

We have both Suri and Huacaya alpaca so you will see both types, many fleece colors and the cuteness of the little ones. If you love alpaca this will be a great chance to spend time with these beautiful animals.

You will also have the opportunity to shop at our boutique – EveryWear Alpaca! Our boutique features the finest alpaca fashions and accessories. We have things for babies, men and women, as well as things for the home. Come by and pick out a gift for Mother’s Day!

This will be a one of a kind opportunity to get close to the animals and get some great photos.

 

Mother’s Day Alpaca

Date: May 13 , 2017

Time: check the tour schedule

Location: Golden Spirit Alpaca Ranch

9317 Tarpon Springs Road, Odessa, Florida 33556

Price: $25.00

 

 

 

 

Tis the Season to Shear!

Join us for a Free Shearing Demonstration and a Visit to the Store

Have you ever wondered what it takes to shear alpaca? Now is your chance to learn! This Saturday (3/12) we’re offering a shearing demonstration so that guests can see how that beautiful fleece is removed. We have both Suri and Huacaya alpaca so you will see both types and many fleece colors that our herd produces.  If you love alpaca this is a unique experience!

When? Saturday, March 12
Time? 10:00 am -4:00 pm
Price? Free! (no reservation needed)
Where? Golden Spirit Alpaca Ranch
9317 Tarpon Springs Road, Odessa, FL 33556

This is a free, one of a kind experience, so don’t miss out! There will also be an opportunity to shop in our unique EveryWear Alpaca Store!

About our Store

Fine alpaca fashions and accessories are available at our Everywear alpaca store. We have items for babies, kids, men and women – plus things for the home. Alpaca products are sought after because of their natural fiber, durability, warmth and silk-like quality. 

Products made with alpaca fleece can be heavy or lightweight, depending on the weave, and they are hypoallergenic. There are alpaca products in every price range, and regardless of the price point, alpaca products have heirloom quality, making them lifetime investments.

Breeders Seminar

ALPACA 2016 BREEDERS CLINIC

Friday January 29th or 3 Day Clinic Jan 29-Jan 31

           Instructor:  Deb Yeagle, Ohio

AN OPPORTUNITY YOU SHOULDN’T MISS !

alpacaWhen you first saw alpaca and asked questions did you understand anything people were saying about the fleece? When you decided to have babies did you understand anything people told you about your breeding choices? When you decided to use the fiber, did you have a clue what to do with each grade – or even what grade it was? Don’t own alpaca yet but w
ondering how to select for your wants and desires?  Then this the opportunity you won’t want to miss.

Your instructor – Deb Yeagle has been in the business longer than AOA has existed, owns alpaca and llama and has judged nationally at various types and levels of shows.  Started in the sheep business before unique fiber evolved in the US! A chance to learn from a retired educator who can teach you about fiber, conformation, performance, fiber arts and maybe even this business is a unique opportunity.  She’s been there when the imports started coming in and has seen the industry evolution – and yes !! she knows the “whos who” in our industry. At a time when people are trying to understand this business don’t miss learning from someone who’s been there, done that! Right in your back yard —  Florida!

This 3 day clinic is planned for Judges who “want to be” but what’s the best part? The first day of teaching for judges is also great information for alpaca owners who want to answer those tough questions. It’s a Breeders Clinic !

Yes ! you can take only one day of the clinic for $75.00 ! OR you can learn like the judges learn through a 3 day clinic ! AAAAAHHH ! “But I don’t want to ”do” shows” ! “OH but I know people who have taught me”. In this industry you can never learn enough and this is just one more avenue. Do you know that many, many of the big breeders in the alpaca industry didn’t become judges but have taken the judges clinic? That’s how they learned and you can learn too !!!! 

The breeders’ clinic will be a ‘hands-on’ day to help you, as the breeder, be able to decide the finer points to look for in your alpaca breeding herd. 

Bring a fleece if you like to skirt and evaluate or send Deb an email to help her compile material for you so you can have individualized learning.

Jan 29 Breeders Clinic ……………………………………………………….$75.00

Jan 29, 30, 31 Judges Clinic ………………………………..………………$300.00

Bring a fleece if you like to skirt and evaluate. Bring a list of questions to ask or material you would like Deb to cover. You may send her an email to help her compile material for you. www. loftypine@yahoo.com

Where: Golden Spirit Alpaca Ranch
10937 Tarpon Springs Road
Odessa, Florida 33556

Make payable to ‘FALA/breeders clinic’ and send to :
Tracy Weaver
15611 Peter Max Blvd
Hudson, Fl 34669

Questions: call 727-457-3578

Fees due by January 19th, 2016

 

Mothers & Babies Special Event

Join Golden Spirit on Saturday, May 9th for a special event featuring our Mothers and Babies.

Golden Spirit Alpaca Ranch is opening its gates to the public Saturday, May 9, 2015 for a special “Mothers and Babies” event. On the weekend where we celebrate our mothers, Golden Spirit will be celebrating our alpaca mothers and their babies.

Experience first hand these precious animals, touch and feel the fiber that is produced by them, and gain a greater understanding of what we do here as a working ranch. In addition to the event, we are excited to support the Kimberly Home, a local pregnancy resource center in Clearwater which has brought essential support and services to so many women.

Participate in a baby shower by donating baby necessities such as a pack of diapers, a set on onesies, a can of formula, or any other baby-related items. You can also play the classic baby shower game of “Guess the Due Date” for one of the five pregnant alpaca moms for the chance to win prizes.

Admission is $10 per person and $5 for children five and under.

Located at 10937 Tarpon Springs Road, Odessa, FL 33556

Call 813-920-2475 or email info@goldenspiritalpaca.com for questions.

  Mothers Babies Baby Alpaca Open House

Alpaca Business Interest Seminar

Business Seminar 3-21

Valentine’s Day at Golden Spirit

Valentines Day Alpaca

It’s a Golden Valentine’s Day

Saturday, February 14th 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Spend some intimate time up close with our sweethearts, learn the many aspects about raising alpaca, and discover the wonderful and eccentric products created with alpaca fiber in our EveryWear Alpaca Store.  Don’t forget your camera for a one of a kind photo with an alpaca! 

Admission

$10 per person, $5 per child 5 and under

Hosted at Our Ranch Location

Golden Spirit Alpaca Ranch
10937 Tarpon Springs Rd Odessa, FL 33556 

 

Alpaca Business Interest Seminar

January Alpaca Business Seminar

Alpaca Business Interest Seminar

Alpaca Business Interest Seminar Final

Register Now for the Seminar

 

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For Payment

Mail check for registration to:
17902 Spencer Road Odessa, FL 33556

Or call to use a credit card:
813-382-5733

Neonatal Seminar

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!

Saturday January 24th

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

For the schedule, registration, and local accommodations, please download the Neonatal Flyer

Neonatal Seminar Dr. Norm Evans

 

National Alpaca Farm Day 2014

National Alpaca Farm Day Tampa Florida

National Alpaca Farm Day Open House

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.

About Golden Spirit Alpaca Ranch

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.

Interesting Alpaca Facts

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.