The Cost of a One-of-a-Kind Gift? Priceless
How is this different from other farms? Most other large alpaca farms sort their sheared fleece into color piles and process all similar colors together in a big batch; they typically do not mill each animal separately. The reason is fairly simple-it's very labor intensive and costly to say the least. At the mill, the machinery must be stopped and cleaned out after each animal is spun as opposed to running continuously for a huge mountain of a certain color.
So if it is labor intensive and costly to set out on this venture, why would we undertake such a project? Because we LOVE our alpacas! We find it to be extremely rewarding to raise an alpaca, and track that individual's fleece all the way from shearing to wearing. I love that I have a special bond with "Pearl", or "Olive", or "Max", and I can wear a scarf specially made from their fiber. It is intimate and special in a way that no other garment can be. And when you get right down to it, it is the reason we breed alpacas. For a look at our own special line of one-of-a-kind items, please visit our farm store. You will find a nice selection of scarves and hats along with the name and picture of the alpaca. Some are made from more than one, too, like the Olivia and Max scarf (this is a mother and son). We are adding more items weekly. We hope you love these as much as we do!