Sandy Spring Museum Strawberry Festival

This year we will be a craft vendor at the Strawberry Festival in Sandy Spring, MD, which supports the Sandy Spring Museum. The festival is June 1 and 2, and boy oh boy, does it have everything! Live performances throughout each day, plenty of delicious food and drink, and more activities than you can shake a stick at (more than you can shake a strawberry at?). And, of course, a wonderful variety of local craftsfolk and artisans offering unique creations for purchase. It’s the perfect way to kick off your summer! We hope to see you there.

For more information, visit their website! https://www.sandyspringmuseum.org/strawberryfestival/

CCYC 2019 Prize Winners

Look at this lovely, fluffy roving! Maybe our prize winners will pick some out for themselves!

We finally drew names for the prize packages offered during the Charm City Yarn Crawl!

Better late than never, right?

At any rate, we’d love to offer congratulations to our prize winners.

First prize of a $50 gift certificate to the Boutique and a goody basket filled up with $50-worth of craftiness goes to Stacy Dull!

Second prize of a $25 gift certificate to the Boutique goes to Manuelita White!

Congratulations, ladies – we’re delighted to offer you these prizes. May you have a wonderful time picking out what to get with your gift certificates and an even better time putting your selections to use! We look forward to seeing you at Breezy Hill!

Charm City Yarn Crawl Y’all!

It’s that time of year again – time for the Charm City Yarn Crawl! This is our second year participating, and we’re excited to be part of such a fun event. We have extended hours all week long, so be sure to stop by and pick up your official yarn crawl tote – this makes you eligible for special discounts and prizes from participating shops. With 13 shops in the mix, there is a whole lot of yarn to ogle and projects to plan.

Just think, you can stock up for the year with local yarn at great prices – it’s a win-win!

For more details, check out Charm City Yarn Crawl online.

March Madness! Spoiler: No Basketball Involved

This year, March is kicking off a busy time here at Breezy Hill Farm,
and we couldn’t be happier about it.

We have a ton of events coming up that we want you to know about!

Breezy Hill Knit & Crochet Club MeetUp – March 17, 1:00-4:00
This month we’re having a yarn swap-meet!
Bring yarns you’ve hoarded but never used and join the fun!
The Little Boutique at Breezy Hill is participating again in the Charm City Yarn Crawl!
From March 29 – April 7, the shop will be open every day.
Guests who have the official CCYC tote will receive special discounts
and be entered to win prizes. There will b demonstrations during the weekends.
Many area yarn stores are participating – visit all of them!
Breezy Hill Knit & Crochet Club Crafty Meetup and Easter Egg Hunt!
April 14, 1:00 – 4:00
This Meetup will include all the crafting, visiting, and snacking of our regular meetups, but with the extra fun of an Easter egg hunt! Plastic eggs will have numbered slips in them, and the number will correspond to a crafty delight – yarn, tool, who knows?! Fun for all!
Countryside Artisans Spring Studio Tour – April 26-28, 10:00-5:00 each day
Our first ever event as a member studio of the Countryside Artisans of Maryland! We are so excited to be part of this incredible group of local artisans, and hope that you will make some time in the last weekend of April to see the amazing work of the artists in your area.

WHEW! So that’s all we’ve got so far, and doesn’t it look fantastic?! We’re happy to have such a bustling couple of months on the horizon. You can find details on all of these events on our Events page (linked above), and at the partner sites charmcityyarncrawl.com and countrysideartisans.com. Check back to our Events page to stay up-to-date!

Alpaca Snow Day

We haven’t been having the most wintery winter ever here at Breezy Hill.  It has been cold, sure, but we haven’t really had substantial, pretty snowfall.  Until now!  And boy do our alpacas love this snowy weather.  They were out and about most of the day, enjoying the sunshine and the snow, playing and just generally being cute.  See for yourself!

Alpacas Tour the Grounds

alpaca snow patrol

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Alpaca snow patrol 3

Smiling at the front of the line!

 

Vino Gets Snow Up His Nose

Vino snow nose

What a goofy boy he is!

 

It’s hard to be annoyed with snow when the alpacas are so cute and happy in it.  Even in the winter, we are still open for tours on the weekends, 10:00-5:00.  Get in touch to schedule a visit!

MABA Maryland Alpaca and Fleece Festival 2018

MABA Alpaca and Fleece Festival

Fleece, Yarn, Crafts, and Food!

What better way to spend a November weekend? 

Come on out and visit the MABA Maryland Alpaca and Fleece Festival at the Howard County Fairgrounds – admission is FREE!

There will be a great variety of vendors, so you can be sure to stock up for all of your winter crafting needs.  The festival features a huge assortment of one-of-a-kind project supplies and high-quality fibers of all sorts.   This is the perfect place to find that special something for a holiday project or gift!

There will also be seminars and classes if you want to try something new or just hone a skill you already have.

Our booth will be in the dining hall this year, so no matter the weather, you will stay dry and comfortable when you visit us.  As usual, we will be offering hand-spun art yarns made with fleece from our herd.  There will also be cottage-milled yarns from our herd’s fleece, spun at a local mill.  Heather will have beautiful felted pieces of wearable art for sale as ready-made gifts as well.  In addition to the items for sale, we will offer live demonstrations throughout the day, including spinning and blending boards. 

Stop by and say hello!

For more information visit the MABA Maryland Alpaca and Fleece Festival site.

Keep up with all of our events by liking and following us on Facebook and Twitter.
You can also check our Events page here on the website.

New Arrivals Up the Cuteness Factor

New Cria Alert!

In the past few weeks we have had the true delight of welcoming some new cria (baby alpacas) into the herd.  We have a new little Suri and a Huacaya, with another on the way any day now.   We haven’t named them yet – we want to wait and get to know them first!  But golly they are precious.

Here’s our new little Suri girl:

new Suri cria

Here she is, still VERY new.

new Suri cria with mama

And here she is in the pasture, enjoying the day.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It’s amazing how quickly they’re ready to be out and about!

Our little Huyacaya is so brown and fluffy we almost can’t deal with it.

new huacaya cria and mama

Mama and baby giving good face for the camera.

 

This little cutie is still a fairly skittish, so we don’t have a great close-up yet, but you’ll just have to trust us when we say the little fluffer is totally adorable.  We love how proud mama is striking a pose for the camera!

It’s a good thing these babies are born ready for winter!  Crisp autumn nights decided to arrive at last, so the fluffiness is both cute and functional.  Good job, nature!

Be sure to stop by and meet the newest members of the family – we’d all love to see you!  Tours are available by appointment each weekend.

A cute and fluffy new arrival!

We are delighted to announce the birth of a baby girl at Breezy Hill!

Her mama is blue ribbon winner Dream Possession,
and blue ribbon and champion sire Fast and Furious is her pops.

You can tell just by looking at her that she is a pretty incredible little alpaca.

alpaca cria

alpaca cria

Her mother, and sister Mavrolita, have welcomed her with ‘paca kisses and smiles.

alpaca cria

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The whole family is doing great!

alpaca cria

BHF at South Mountain Creamery Spring Festival

I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream (and/or beautiful yarn)!

During the weekend of April 28 and 29, Breezy Hill Farm will be a participating as a vendor at the South Mountain Creamery Spring Festival.  We are thrilled to be part of such a fun weekend, full of games, activities, hay rides, food, and locally-based vendors. There will be something for every member of your family to enjoy!

We will be selling our wonderful alpaca yarns and roving, as well as hand-crafted scarves, pins, and accessories.  Bring the whole family and make a day of it – and be sure to stop by our booth and say hello!

Saturday, 4/28: 10:00-5:00

Sunday, 4/29: 11:00-4:00

Festival Address:

8305 Bolivar Rd.
Middletown, MD 21769

For more information visit the SMC Spring Festival website!

Creating Your Own Wearable Fiber Art

Calling all fiber fanatics, creative crafters or those looking for a fun hobby!

Breezy Hill Farm will be offering a half-day workshop in which we will create felted scarves using fiber from our alpacas and other fine animals. Participants will get to choose their fiber colors and embellishments, craft it into roving/batts, and then needle felt it into a finished piece of pure beauty and softness.

This workshop is suitable for anyone seeking to expand their creative horizons!  Whether this will be an introduction or a deeper delve into working with gorgeous fiber and an appreciation for soft, lovely, wearable art, you are sure to learn and have fun. Beginner-experienced crafters are welcome!

The registration fee of $125 will cover all materials, equipment, lunch, and snacks/refreshment during the workshop.

Space is limited, so be sure to reserve your spot soon!

You can visit our Meetup page to RSVP and reserve your spot.