Sacred Acres Alpaca Farm

A Farm for the Community

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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 the 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
With cedars and pines removed, a few remaining hardwoods are left. When the 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

Tuesday, June 7, 2022