— The TXOLAN Team

Wild Hair Alpacas LLC

Livestock for the New West

Peter & Barbara Ziek
5815 Mountain Shadow ViewColorado Springs, CO 80908
719-495-6693
719-330-7349 (pz cell), 719-331-0609 (bz cell)
Fax: 707-220-1052

2020 Open Farm Days Calendar

We open our farm to visitors one weekend a month from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m on Saturday and Sunday. We hope you will join us for the alpaca fun. We will offer a seminar from 3:30 – 4:00 each Open Farm day.  We’ll talk about basics you should know if you want to own alpacas – fences, food, basic care, fun with alpacas, etc.  We’ll follow that by expanding on the theme of the month:  shearing, fiber arts, crias, etc.  And, of course, we’ll be happy to answer your questions.

 

Dates underlined are NOT Open Farm Days, but events we will be attending outside the farm.  We will be closed on these dates.

 

February 8-9 2020, 10 am- 4 pm.  Come see us at the ‘Paca Buddies Winter Event at the Douglas County Fairgrounds, Castle Rock.  To learn more, go to www.pacabuddies.org/html/schedule.html

February 22-23 2020 at our farm. We’ll explore the fiber arts.  We’ll show you examples of wet felted products, hand spun yarn, weaving, knit and crocheted work.  We’ll demonstrate  spinning, felting, peg loom weaving.

March 28-29 2020 at our farm.  Learn why alpacas are great family animals.  Alpacas provide great outdoor and indoor family activities.  It’s true!  Come and learn all about it…

April 25-26 2020 at our farm.  Alpacas are photogenic, especially when they are in full fleece. They are at their cuddly, fluffy peak this month. Come out and photograph our ‘pacas.  Take selfies.  Find out what you can have made with your photos…. mugs, notecards and more.

May 2-3 2020.  We will be at the Great Western Alpaca Show in Denver:  www.alpacabreeders.org  Come to the show and see alpacas from all over the country!

May 30-31 2020 at our farm.  SHEARING!  Shearing is the most important time at an alpaca farm.  This is our harvest; fleece is the product alpacas produce.  Come out and watch.  Then,  touch the shorn fleece and feel how soft and silky it is!

June 27-28 2020 at our farm.  Now that the fleece is off the animals, it is time to prepare it to send to  the fiber mill to be made into roving and yarn.  Come and watch this process.

July 25-26 2020 at our farm.  We’ll have new crias (babies) on the ground.  Come out and meet them!

August 29-30 at our farm.  What do you do with alpacas?  Come find out.

September 26-27 at our farm.  This is National Alpaca Farm Days Weekend.  We’ll have our Fashion Show in the Barn.  Barb is a fiber artist who felts wearable art using our alpaca fiber.  Peter  will lead the alpaca whose fiber is in each garment behind the model who wears it.

October 24-25 at our farm.  We’ll be getting ready for show season.  We’ll be training crias for halter and obstacle classes , preparing the best of our fleeces for the fleece show and more.

November 6-8. We will be at the Fall Festival Alpaca Show in Loveland.  Come to the show and see alpacas from farms around the area.  Watch us compete.

November 28-29 at the Black Forest Community Center.  A dozen or so local alpaca farms will open the Holiday shopping season selling their alpaca products, both handcrafted and commercially made.  You are sure to find unique gifts here and we will alpacas to see and touch!

December 5-6, 12-13 and 19-20 at our farm.  Shop in our greenhouse for those special gifts!  Visit with the alpacas.