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.

A Surprise Cria – Mom Has No Milk.

November 23rd, 2017|Comments Off on A Surprise Cria – Mom Has No Milk.

I am not a fan of surprises, whether good or bad. I certainly don't like them in the early hours of the morning when my husband wakes me up to tell me that we have [...]

Winter preparations on the alpaca farm.

November 9th, 2017|Comments Off on Winter preparations on the alpaca farm.

While the trees are finally showing their fall colors it is time to make winter preparations on the farm. We had a wet year here in Kansas and we still have some green grass which [...]

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 [...]