Sunday, November 21, 2010

Santa's Reindeer - 2011 Edition

Car manufacturers can't improve previous models like we can.  With the help of Summer Brook Valley Farm, Santa's reindeer received new upgrades for the 2011 editions, this time with denser fleeces, cute tufted ears, and yes...custom antlers that were tested in the wind-tunnel and demonstrated reduced drag and better slipstream.

Ok, so we might be going overboard here, but we DID introduce some new reindeer!

We were happy to bring early Christmas cheer by showcasing three of our animals--Estevan, Estella, and the cria Luna--at the South Church fair in downtown Middletown.  Our animals were a hit!  Every person, from fair-goers to passerby, stopped to admire the "reindeer".  The alpacas handled their jobs well, allowing the visitors to pet them and take photographs.  Luna especially really made it happen by presenting the perfect photo opportunity by cushing herself right in front of Santa's sleigh.


Farm Updates:

-SBVF returned last weekend from the Maryland Alpaca Classic in Westminster, MD.  We came home with more ribbons, as Estevan took second place and Estella third in their respective halter classes
-OPEN FARM EVENTS are coming soon!  Nov 26, 27, and 28 will feature our Holiday Open House at Summer Brook Valley Farm Alpacas - Please join us and come view our beautiful alpacas, llamas, and baby doll sheep, as well as see our wide assortment of alpaca products in our farm store!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Next on the Agenda: Maryland Alpaca Classic!

The trailer has been prepped, the alpacas given their vitamins, the humans their coffee...

The next show is upon us: the Maryland Alpaca Classic, held in Westminster, MD (Nov. 13th and 14th)!  We are very excited to show again our two boys who were featured in the Green Mountain Spectacular back in mid-October....and, of course, our beautiful girl Summer Brook Estella.

Estella, who took home Reserve Champion in her class at the aforementioned Green Mountain Spectacular, has shaken off her initial stage fright in Vermont.  She seems eager for more!  And we are proud to show the quality of this beautiful, dark brown yearling.

Wishing all the best for Matteo, Estevan, and Estella at the Maryland Alpaca Classic!