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.

North Country Fiber Fair – September 23 – 24

October 10th, 2017|Comments Off on North Country Fiber Fair – September 23 – 24

The 25th annual North Country Fiber Fair was held in Watertown, South Dakota on September 23 and 24. This fair is a real celebration of fiber! I first heard about it from another alpaca farmer [...]

Alpacas – Dealing with Heat and Humidity

August 19th, 2017|Comments Off on Alpacas – Dealing with Heat and Humidity

Alpacas find dealing with heat and humidity in summer challenging. We have found they can learn to adapt if we give them some support. It goes without saying that they need to be sheared before [...]

Alpaca and Fair Isle, a Work in Progress

August 9th, 2017|Comments Off on Alpaca and Fair Isle, a Work in Progress

Shetland wool is synonymous with Fair Isle knitting. In it's dyed and natural state it has a huge color range, ideal for the wonderful range of patterns available. Much as I like Shetland wool, there [...]

Fiber Tuesday – Farewell to the Wool Shed

July 20th, 2017|Comments Off on Fiber Tuesday – Farewell to the Wool Shed

Fiber Tuesday is usually my favorite day of the month when I get to meet up with my creative fiber friends. This month it was tinged with sadness. We were saying farewell to the Wool [...]