Providence Meadow Farm

Cottage Farm, Show Worthy

Catching Our Breath…

Yearlings, Breedings and Fall Crias

The herd is getting used to some changes, separating the four who did the Spring Tour with us. They are all healthy and happy.

Breedings for next year are completed with 2 of the 3 spitting off. We’re excited with the plan. We now have some time to relax and enjoy, since 2023 breedings aren’t due until September! That’s the first time in 5 years we haven’t started cria watch in May.

Aqualina is happy to have the girls back with her in the same pasture and they like to follow her around…

We continue to be so thankful for this farm!
Blessings to all.

It has been a great Spring show season and now Summer Fleece season for our four yearlings. Providence Meadow Farm won their first banners and many ribbons at the shows and so far we also received a Champion banner for Grade 0 at the AOA IFA (Innovative Fleece Assessment)! Excited to see what happens at the PAOBA Fleece show and the MAPACA IFA show later this Summer.

As a small farm, banners are not easy to come by, the amount of gorgeous high quality animals continues to increase in this industry, and that’s a wonderful thing. But being small, we select only the best service sires for our few breedings each year. Our farm goal is to keep the herd under 15 (right now we have 13) for several reasons, but the best one is so we can stay close to the alpacas. We know each one of them and they bring us joy (and chores), and we just keep learning. That is why we started this farm!

This time of year is special, yes we have more grass to cut and annual herd health for the alpacas and chickens too, but it’s also a time of hopeful beginnings. And hopefully some relaxing!

On Saturday, June 22nd, Dr. Susan Williamson and her son, Gavin spent the day at the farm skirting fleece for the IFA! We learned so much about the process and the IFA, working fleeces in preparation for the competitions. Much appreciated and fun!