— The New Mexico Alpaca Breeders Team

Puerta del Sol Alpacas

Breeding Huacayas to Retain Fineness

David Hunter & Kathy Richardson
5 Windy's Farm RoadSocorro, NM 87801
575-835-2835 (main)
505-507-0706 (Kathy), 575-418-8289 (David)
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Sunday, September 30, 2012

National Alpaca Farm Days 2012

Our Three Little Helpers

Our Three Little Helpers

And the winner is ...

And the winner is ...

Felting Soap

Felting Soap

Spinning Away

Spinning Away

We had a surprising turn out from the community this weekend. We had over 100 people sign our guest book on Saturday and well over 50 on Sunday. Congratulations to Barbara Skodon who won the drawing for a beautiful 100% Baby Alpaca Scarf.

It was a great experience as we all pitched in and greeted everyone as they arrived. David, Kathy, and Larry spent most of the day in the paddocks introducing our girls to the visitors while Ixchel, Iriana, and Ithan offered peppermints and pellets to our guests and showed them how to feed the alpacas. Gwen demonstrated and taught those that wanted to make their own felted soap, Jan spun over 500 yards of Outlaw's fleece while answering the many questions about this luxurious fiber, and Joe managed our barn store - selling mainly? You guessed it - felted soap. Larry also grilled hotdogs for all our volunteers and guests.

Puerta del Sol Alpacas wishes to extend our gratitude to all our guests and thank you for coming out to meet our alpacas this weekend. We would also like to thank Karen Bailey Bowman and the El Defensor Chieftain for their feature article about our alpaca operation here in Socorro, NM. We also thank the Socorro Chamber of Commerce for promoting our event. And a special thanks to Larry Van Landingham who makes sure that everything runs smoothly and keeps us all balanced.