News and Event Feb. 2020

February 2020 

Quarry Critters Alpaca Gift shop will now be open 

Wednesday – Saturdays at 11:00 to 4:00. 

We will offer Ranch tours, by appointment or call ahead,  on Saturdays $8.00 per person, 

  •  We will still open for your shopping needs by appointment. 


Fiber Arts Enthusiast  

  • We open the gift shop to those that would like to come sit and knit, crochet, spin, or do needle felting with other fiber lovers. 
  • Every Thursday 2:30 – 4:30 you are welcome to come join us. 


Yarn Over Knitting

For those people that would like a group to knit with but are unable to join the weekly group we offer a once a month time to come later in the day. 

  • Check out our website calendar. We meet the second Thursday each month. Come when you can 4:30 – 7:00. 
  • Yarn and knitting supplies are available. 
  • Let QCAR know if you would like to learn to knit. We can help you get started and help you until you are confident. 


Skirting Workshop 

  • When: February 12, 2020 – Time: 3:00 – 4:30 
  • Cost $15 

                           Once the fleece comes off the alpaca then what? 

  • We will skirt or clean up the alpaca blanket. 
  • We will grade the fiber based on the individual fibers, 
  • We will discuss the difference between 2nds and thirds. 
  • We will answer the question, “what to do with the alpaca fiber based on the grade. 
  • We will discuss how to separate your fibers on shearing day. 


Spinning Wheel Workshop 

  • When: February 20, 2020 Time: 11:00 – 1:00 
  • Cost $75.00 for 3 sessions 
  • Call QCAR 717-359-9989  to register. 
  • Then continue to come for the practice with friends
  • Bring your own wheel. 
  • You will learn to prepare the fiber (4 oz. included with class) and how to make yarn.


Alpaca Ownership Class

  • When: March 8, 2020 Time: 2:00 – 4:00
  • Cost $25, person, discount for multiple members 
  • introduction to Alpaca Ownership
  • Information that you’ll need to get started
  • Shelter for alpacas
  • How to keep your herd healthy
  • Field and barn set up
  • Feed
  • Pasture nutrition
  • Cost of alpacas
  • Breeding practices
  • Birthing
  • Tax advantages to owning alpacas


Featured Alpaca Package: Sweetheart Deal

These alpacas are being offered at 50% off the website price: 

Males  Regular Price  50% off price 


Lee  $3000 $1500 
Lawrence  $1500  $750 
Billy  $2000 $1000
Ironclad  $10,000 $5000


Females  Regular Price  50% off price 
Opal  $2500  $1250
Faith  $2000 $1000
Nutmeg  $2500  $1250 
Kate  $1500 $750 
Penny $1500 $750 

We are not keen on selling one alpaca but if you have 2 or more alpacas on your farm we will consider selling just one. All others must have at least 2 but 3 is recommended. 

This 50% sale is good throughout the month of February 2020. You’re lucky, it’s leap year, you get an extra day. 


Shearing Day 

May 17, 2020 all day 

Looking for volunteers please sign up at

Farm Days 

September 26,2020 9:00 – 3:00

Looking for handmade vendors  or Littlestown local small businesses, to sell or demonstrate their products. 

Call 717-359-9989 if interested