A Chronicle of the Alpaca Life and More!

Alpacas at Willowbrook Farm is passionate about alpacas, the lovely fiber they produce and the lifestyle raising them affords. Here we share information about our life with alpacas, alpaca fiber, fiber arts, and the fiber artists themselves.

  • Overland Park Arboretum

Felting – A Magical Process at Overland Park Arboretum

March 23rd, 2017|Comments Off on Felting – A Magical Process at Overland Park Arboretum

Fiber, (alpaca or wool) hot water, soap and agitation. Put these all together and you can create felt. Felting is an almost magical process turning raw fiber or roving into hats, gloves, scarves, shawls or [...]

  • Sorting and Grading Alpaca Fiber

Sorting and Grading Alpaca Fiber

March 1st, 2017|Comments Off on Sorting and Grading Alpaca Fiber

Why sort and grade your alpaca fiber? The main reason is to improve the quality of the end product. This can make you stand out from your competitors when it comes to sales!

Your Best Friend – Your Alpaca Veterinarian

February 16th, 2017|Comments Off on Your Best Friend – Your Alpaca Veterinarian

Finding a good alpaca veterinarian is a top priority for your alpaca farm. As you become more experienced in handling your animals and dealing with day to day issues, there will be many things that [...]

Alpacas – the ‘golden oldies’.

January 13th, 2017|Comments Off on Alpacas – the ‘golden oldies’.

I read recently that the oldest sheep recorded in the Guinness Book of Records was 28 years and 51 weeks old! That made me think about my older alpacas - my 'golden oldies'. My oldest [...]