November 29th is Shop Small Business Saturday!

Don’t forget this Saturday, November 29th,  is Shop Small Business Saturday! Support local businesses by coming to our Little Boutique at Breezy Hill which is stocked with alpaca fiber made products. We have warm weather wear, accessories and hand made jewelry – all perfect gifts for your holiday shopping! Can’t make it out on Saturday? Visit our online store: http://breezy-hill-boutique1.mybigcommerce.com

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Show Season is Here!

We are very excited to be heading into the 2014 Fall alpaca show season as we have gorgeous entries planned who we believe will be ones to watch out for.  We’ll be putting our best junior alpacas up against some very tough competition and can’t wait to see the results.  Our entries:  name/color/class/sire

Our daughter is extremely excited as well, as she will be participating in her first junior’s obstacle and costume contests with her favorite alpaca, Angeloua.  Their costumes – Cleopatra.  We will be sure to provide updates from each show:  (NY Empire, another I don’t remember, MABA and VAOBA).  Get dates/locations and links for any who want to come watch the MABA or VAOBA.

Breezy Hill Knitting & Crochet Club started

Our visitors requested and we delivered with the start of our very own club for fiber enthusiasts.  This group is open to any and all interested in fiber arts of knit, crochet, spin.  We have held 2 meetings at our farm (September & October) and have been thrilled with the turnout.  It has been wonderful seeing the beautiful projects participants are working, and so nice to see everyone sharing enthusiasm and knowledge with others.  New to yarn art; don’t let that stop you from joining us at our next event – there is always someone willing to help get you started on learning!  Spinners and peg weavers (new or seasoned) are a delight to have in the group also – we had 3 seasoned spinners at our October event.  I was certainly excited about it as I (an extremely novice spinner) learned some tips that resulted in me spinning 5 bobbins of yarn (vs the half bobbin that took me 1.5 years to spin up to then)!  We welcome you to join us for our upcoming club meetups – to register go to our sign up link.

Breezy Hill to attend the Maryland Fleece Festival November 15th & 16th

We will be participating in the Maryland Fleece Festival at the Howard County Fair Grounds on November 15th and 16th from 10 – 4.   Come learn about how fleece becomes a product from shearing to weaving and other fun alpaca facts at the many seminars being offered by the festival.  Bring the little ones for up close and personal interaction with alpacas.  

Are you a fiber enthusiast in need of inspiration?  We will have our beautiful, one-of-a-kind, cottage milled yarn and rug yarn – the fiber for which was generously donated by our very own herd!  We’ll also have cozy socks, gloves, mittens and more! 

For more information on the Fleece Festival click on this link and we hope to see you there! http://www.marylandalpacas.org/pages/festival/seminars.html

Thank you to all who attended Farm Days at Breezy Hill 2014!

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Farm Days on September 27th and 28th was a huge hit!  With over 600 visitors we were certainly busy and the alpacas loved all the attention.  Our visitors enjoyed tours of our farm, snacked on baked goods and became more familiar with our other farm animals throughout the day.  Our boutique was bustling with activity as shoppers chose their favorite items either as a memento or new treasure!  Children (and even adults) enjoyed the craft tables where they decorated and made alpaca and other animal puppets.  We enjoyed our visitors’ excitement and interest in our alpaca and farm.   This is an annual event so if you didn’t make it this year please put it on your calendar for next year!  It is surely a wonderful experience for all!

Farm Days At Breezy Hill Farm September 27 & 28th

Come out to Breezy Hill Farm for Farm Days this Saturday and Sunday, September 27th and 28th.  We are waiving our tour fees so you can see and learn about alpacas as you visit them in the fields.  Say hello to our other farm friends such as our donkey, miniature horses, chickens, goats, sheep and other animals.  They love visitors! Browse our boutique for that special gift for you or someone else.

The weather is supposed to be wonderful so come on up and enjoy a truly unique experience!

Thanks to those of you who braved the cold weather for our Cabin Fever Yarn Party event!

We held our first Cabin Fever Yarn Party event Saturday 1/25 at our barn/store.  We had a number of ladies (and men) who braved the weather to participate.  There were spinners, knitters and yarn enthusiasts as well as local fiber mill owners Mary and Duane Singleton, who delivered our new run of custom yarns and rovings.  Exquisite is truly an understatement for the product.  Alex and I are sure huge fans of Singleton’s artistry – they yield simply beautiful results. In addition to delivering my new product, Mary provided peg loom weaving and yarn spinning demonstrations and Alex provided tours of the alpacas and farm for those undeterred by the frigid wind and cold temperatures.

Our takeaway from this event is that there are many enthusiasts wanting to participate and so we will definitely plan to make this an annual event.  However, we have learned that it will be best suited, toward the END of winter so that participants can be unfettered by the weather!  Thanks again to those of you who joined us and mustered through the cold – we promise our next event will include warmth!!!  We hope to try this again in late March to see if that would be better suited to our plans for this annual event.