QCAR News

2020

Gift Shop—-

Visit our Alpaca Gift Shop

The gift shop at Quarry Critters Alpaca Ranch is

always opened

Online (www.QuarryCrittersAlpacas.com) or

by appointment 717-359-9989, juliesalpacas@gmail.com

Shop in store

Fridays –  Saturdays ~~~ 10:00 – 3:00

Please  check the calendar for any closings that are schedule.

Our gift shop offers a range of handmade products, alpaca fibers in raw fleece, roving, yarn and batting are available. Alpaca manure compost for your garden by the truckload or tea bags (for your house plants). We sell Poulin Alpaca Grain Feed , Dectomax, and halters for alpaca herd health.

Classes are being created and will be posted, keep an eye out for the classes offered in fiber production and fiber arts.

Tour our alpaca ranch with a knowledgeable guide, 
by appointment. $8.00 per person, groups of 8 or more 20% off.
    •            *The tour includes alpaca education
    •               On the tour you will meet the alpacas and learn about handling and care,

* See our production room and all the magic that  happens to the alpaca fleece after it has been                   sheared off the alpacas.

*Finally visit the alpaca gift shop to see all the great products that can be produced using                            alpaca fiber. These items are for sale and make great gifts or memories of your visit to the                          alpaca ranch.

We breed alpacas for the best quality health and fiber.  Our alpacas are for sale.

Alpaca Fleece Production

Come rent the studio production room with guidance to process your fibers. Please call to schedule a time we can help you process your alpaca fibers. Available are skirting trays, tumbler, drum carder, bags and boxes.

Free to those that purchased alpacas from us. A $25 per hour fee will apply to others.

Alpaca Handling

Come get your hands on our cria. Cria training takes place April – November, with direct instruction,  learn how to desensitize the baby alpacas (cria) all the way to training to walk with a lead.

Cost $12.00 per 1 hour class

Must be able to follow direction.  Must  Schedule a convenient time.

Alpaca Ownership Classes

Have you ever thought about owning alpacas? Want to know more about care and ownership of them? QCAR offers alpaca ownership education by a knowledge instructor. This 2 hour class is offered on Sunday 2-4. Must schedule.   You will find answers to all your question.  Please call to schedule 717-359-9989 or sign up online    This class is to anyone that purchases an alpaca from Quarry Critters Alpaca Ranch.

Scat—-   Soil, Care, Alpaca Poop, Treatment

Pick up a Load event

 March 27, 2021  ~ 8:00AM – 12:00pm (noon)

Get your gardens ready.

Alpaca manure or SCAT, as we like to call it, (Soil, Care, Alpaca Poop, Treatment) is a fantastic assortment of nutrients for your garden plants.

During, March 27th, this one day giveaway event we are scooping up a load, ~a tractor loader full, that is,~ about 1/3 yards, to dump into your pick up truck.

Don’t have a pick up truck? Well some people have been very creative such as, trailers, trash cans, buckets or bags. We’ll dump and you shovel.

We will share the first scoop for free, that’s a $16.00 value. Additional loads are available during this one day event and throughout the year on Saturday mornings 9-noon, by appointment, for $16.00

Shearing Day—-

Alpaca Fleece Harvest Day

3rd Sunday in May   ~   2021 May 16th

All year long we offer, Alpaca fleece, fiber arts classes and a gift shop fill with products and apparel made with alpaca fiber.

Where does all that alpaca fiber come from?

The answer is: it comes from our alpacas, grown right here on the ranch.

Shearing day is harvest day at the alpaca ranch.  All the alpacas get their hair cut. We collect their fleece to supply the shop.

You are invited to watch or get your hands on the fun.

We have a viewing area where you can watch the shearer, Nathan Good, and helpers take the alpaca fleece from the alpaca. Or you can participate in helping to sort the sheared fleece.  Volunteers may sign up here. Remember to visit the alpaca gift shop to take home a little alpaca of your own.

Alpaca Farm Days

Normally we have a wonderful farm event on the last Saturday in September.  We will not have demonstrations, vendors, a food truck or music.

BUT…..

QCAR Alpaca Gift Shop will be open and with an unheard of SALE. Start your holiday shopping

The Alpaca Gift Shop will be open 10 – 3, Sept 26. You are invited to enjoy an amazing sale of 50% off in store items only  including fiber, yarn, socks, gloves, scarves, sweaters, vests, hats, and so much more.

Wear your mask and social distance.

Also along with this never before discounted sale (Sept. 26), we are opening the alpaca road so you can enjoy a self guided walk down the lane to view the alpacas. Bring your camera and feel free to take pictures.

Please help our small local business to stay open, come stop by or shop online. We are normally open  for walk in customers Fridays and Saturdays and online. We are here, so please schedule a private shopping day.

Thank you for being our customer and please take advantage of this amazing alpaca gift shop sale as our appreciation.

Quarry Critters Alpaca Ranch 580 Basehoar Rd., Littlestown, PA 17340

September 26, 2020

10:00 – 3:00

More info call or email 717-359-9989

juliesalpacas@gmail.com

Free Admission and Free Parking