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Videos

Cooling off on a HOT summer day

July 3, 2020    0:31 seconds

The ladies line up to take their turns getting their legs and bellies hosed with cold water when the temp is 95 degrees.

The grass is always greener . . .

June 15, 2020    0:15 seconds

Phantom would love to be in the pasture next door, rather than in the big pasture with his paddock mates.

Keeping up with Mama

May 28, 2020    0:21 seconds

Aziel pronking with his Mama as they wait to be let out with the rest of the herd.

Curiosity on 2 Sides of Fence

March 3, 2020    1:21 minutes

They can't reach each other, but the pups would love to chase the alpacas, and the alpacas are curious about these small creatures that periodically come out in the yard and bark at them. The one with the most amount of courage is the youngest alpaca, 4-month-old Aziel.

Alpaca Shearing Day 2020

April 28, 2020 Livestream 2:20:57 hours

Watch as professional shearers give our alpacas their annual haircuts. Due to COVID lockdown, we were unable to open the farm to visitors this year.

Alpaca Evening Roundup

March 8, 2020    2:40 minutes

Singing the ladies and one baby into their paddocks for the night.

Drone View of SAFW by Bill Dunn

June 3, 2019    6:04 minutes

View of farm and surrounding area from 150 feet above.

 

Alpaca Shearing, Belle

May 27, 2019    0:53 seconds

Shearing Belle. Removing the prime fiber from Belle. This is the fiber that will be sent to the mill to be made into yarn and roving.

Alpaca Shearing, Cici

May 27, 2020    2:11 minutes

Shearers are Quentin Shumard and Gwayne Shumard. First cut is removing the blanket (prime fiber) from alpaca's torso. Second cut removes the neck fiber. Third cut removes the shorter, coarser fiber from head, legs and underbelly.

CBS19 Interview

September 30, 2018    2:12 minutes

I’m bragging this morning! Much to my surprise a reporter from CBS 19 News showed up for National Alpaca Farm Days. The story was aired on last night’s 11 PM news. Of course, I recorded it.

Cleared Land, Stumps Remaining

March 8, 2016    0:18 seconds

Building the farm from the ground up. With cedars and pines removed, a few remaining hardwoods are left. When pasture is finished, the only tree left standing will be a large tulip poplar. The remaining maples and oaks must be removed because they are toxic to the alpacas.

Clearing Land for Pasture

March 8, 2016    0:31 seconds

Building the farm from the ground up. First job is removing two acres of trees to make way for pastures for the alpacas.

 

 

Newspaper Articles

 

From a sweater to alpacas, one farmer’s journey

Fluvanna Review

September 24, 2020

 

Closed for now, Alpaca Farm welcomes visitors when the dust settles

The Rural Virginian

March 25, 2020