Sacred Acres Alpaca Farm

A Farm for the Community

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Visit, Learn and Tour our Alpaca Farm in Beautiful Central Virginia

Upcoming Events

Jan
7

Join us every Saturday for our weekly FREE Drop-In Knitting & Crocheting Group. Experienced or novice, our easy chairs are a great place to meet other needlecrafters, ask questions, get hints on how-to with needles or hooks. MaryJane is full of suggestions for finding help in this group or on YouTube. We can help left-handers learn how to knit and crochet. HINT: Use a mirror so a leftie can see in reverse what a rightie is stitching. Or check out YouTube videos especially for lefties. Come in. Find a comfy seat. Fix yourself a cup of tea or instant coffee. Then sit back, relax and share some creative time with others. You can bring your own supplies. There’s no requirement to buy our yarns. We look forward to seeing you on Saturday! #creative #sacredacresfarm #knitting #crocheting #free #saturday

Jan
7

Check out new happenings at your favorite alpaca farm: 1) Free Drop-in Knitting & Crocheting Group — Every Saturday, 10am to 2pm, beginning Jan 7, 2023 2) Sunday Fiber — Monthly fiber workshops on 3rd Sundays Skirting, washing, drying raw alpaca fiber Using pickers, hand & drum carders, wool combs Learn to dye alpaca fleece Learn to spin alpaca fiber Learn to weave on small looms Learn to knit, crochet, Tunisian crochet Wet felting, needle felting, felted soap Making Amigurumi Needlepoint Selecting the best tools for fiber arts Sunday Fiber will cost $20 per person, plus cost for materials Class size limited to 10 individuals 3) Shearing Day — usually last week in April Livestream & in person Volunteers needed to help bag fleece 4) Volunteers needed for Leading alpaca walking tours Alpaca care & cleanup Helping in The Alpaca Store Greeters & Parking Guides for open-farm events Working with fleece in the studio Maintaining trails, especially after storms

Jan
22

Join us on the third Sunday each month from 2pm to 4pm to learn different ways of playing with fiber. We are starting 2023 with two hands-on workshops about how to clean and prepare raw alpaca fleece for use in wet and dry felting and spinning. January and February will be dedicated to prepping the fleece. March and April will be opportunities to make products using the prepared fiber. Class size is limited to 8-10 individuals. All workshops will be held in the studio on the top floor of the two-story barn. There is a ramp to access the store/studio. For individuals with mobility problems, we offer to pick you up at your car with our 4-seater golf cart. Just let us know when you register that you need this service. In warm weather workshops may be held outside, weather permitting. Cost for workshop is $15-$20 per person, plus cost of any supplies needed. January and February workshops are $15 per person. Sign up for workshops by calling (703) 945-0766 or contact us by email on our Contact Page. Fiber workshops will be on the 3rd Sunday each month (Except January, which is the 4th Sunday. My bad!) Jan 22 -- Wet prep -- Skirting, washing, drying raw alpaca fleece Feb 19 -- Dry prep -- Using pickers, hand carders, drum carders, and wool combs Mar 19 -- Making felted soap from batts Apr 16 -- Learn wet felting while making a hat May 21 -- TBS Jun 18 -- TBS Jul 16 -- TBS Aug 20 -- TBS Sep 17 -- TBS Oct 15 -- TBS Nov 19 -- TBS Dec 17 -- TBS TENTATIVE TOPICS, scheduling based on participant interests Classes on learning to knit, crochet, Tunisian crochet Selecting the best tools and yarns for knitting and crocheting Crocheting Amigurumi veggies, fruits and animals Needle felting Learn to dye alpaca fleece (HINT: Dyeing is done while the fleece is still wet after washing) Needlepoint and other hand-made yarn crafts How to use a spinning wheel to make yarn How to weave on small looms

Welcome to Sacred Acres Alpaca Farm where we raise beautiful alpacas for their luxurious fiber. We are located in Fluvanna County among the low rolling hills of the Virginia Piedmont.

We are open to visitors by appointment year-round, and periodically for open farm events. By car, our farm is 70 miles from Richmond, 25 miles from Charlottesville, and 50 miles from Lynchburg. We are located 6 miles south of I-64, Exit 136, on State Route 15 (James Madison Highway).

For our visitors, along with being able to meet and greet our alpacas, we have many trails through 23 wooded acres and along Ballinger Creek, our eastern boundary. Our alpacas are trained to walk on halter and lead, and guests can schedule to walk them over fields and along trails with a guide. Also available for our visitors are 2 picnic areas with tables. A golf cart is available on site to provide farm access to those who might not be able to walk easily.

A large 2-story barn, built in 2018, serves as a space for animal activities in the lower barn and the upper barn houses our farm store and fiber workshop.

While alpacas are the focal point of our farm, we are building a peace-filled environment that we hope you will want to come back to — to learn about the animals, the land and the environment we all live in, and to enjoy a place where you can unplug and recharge.

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Greet alpacas up close and personal. Learn about their history and behavior. Hand feed alpacas and feel their fuzzy noses in your hand. If you choose to walk our alpacas, you will find them gentle and easy to walk, and you will have a chance to explore the wooded areas of the farm. Children must be at least 7 years old to walk an alpaca. Tours begin at 11:00 am on Monday, Tuesday and Friday and at 2:00 pm on Saturday.
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