Berks Best Kept Secrets Tour

We are excited for this tour. It’s been awhile since we’ve been accepted!

The tour runs from October 31-November 16th (but not on Sundays) from 10-5 each day. The tickets are $10 and include the map, description of all of the sites, coupons for each of the sites and the list of special events for tour goers.

This is a fun way to explore the county finding places that you don’t even realize they exist. The businesses have special deals or events that are only available to people on the tour making your experience that much more special.

We will be doing many special events plus the animals are close to the barn for the winter so you can see them. Our store and freezers are fully stocked and ready for you.

Tickets are available throughout the tour dates. Hope to see you at the farm!

Berks Best Kept Secrets Tour–LAST DAY

From 10am to 5pm today is the final stage of this year’s Best Kept Secrets Tour of Berks County. Our visitors have enjoyed the piglets (27 of them!!), feeding the fainting goats, the new baby bunnies and seeing our 5 month old crias (young alpacas).
It promises to be a gorgeous fall day, perfect for exploring the county.
We still have a few tickets left at the farm and you will not be sorry when you “discover” the new places that Melissa has found for tour goers to visit.

Hope to see you today. Wear comfortable shoes and layers to stay warm. (Don’t worry, the store is heated!)

Shearing 2019

The time flies faster and faster the older I get. It’s been a rough winter and we all are looking forward to spring.

On April 6 from 8-2 our alpacas will be getting their annual haircut and all are welcome.

Kettle Corn food truck will be here for breakfast and lunch. Kim’s Bakery will have the goodies and Griesemer’s honey has sweets. Harp Girl’s soap, lotions and essential oils bring wonderful scents.

A recent addition is one of our neighbors–Deerfoot Farm Winery with their local vintages. They’ve been busy winning awards and their wines are great.

Please keep your fingers (and toes, if you think it might help) crossed for decent weather. See you in a couple of weeks–rain or shine.

Countdown to Shearing Day

April 7th is just 2 weeks away and we’re getting ready to welcome you. This date is the first Saturday in April and, as usual, we will be shearing from 8am-2pm. Help with the animals or just come to enjoy the farm.

We have baby goats with more on the way. There will also be baby chicks to see.

Breakfast and lunch foods will be for sale by Eat More Kettle Corn. Kim will be back with her fabulous baked goods. Jim and Chrissy will have local honey and be doing beekeeping demonstrations. Laura’s Garden has pickled veggies, herbed vinegars and different mustards. Debbie will be bringing handmade soaps and some essential oils. A face painter will be available for children of all ages.

We will shear rain or shine (but hope for good weather). Our farm store will have alpaca products and our pasture raised pork for sale so bring a cooler!

See you in a couple of weeks.

New Website & Store Closure

Hopefully you like the new layout. InMotion Hosting has been great to work with to redesign the website. All of the bugs are not worked out yet but I’ll keep moving forward to correct mistakes.

Mother Nature is giving us the major cold shoulder and the driveway is covered in ice in several places. We won’t be open again until Thursday January 11th. Hopefully by then the temperature will have gotten above freezing at some point to clear the ice. (Even with salt, there are places that will not clear!)

Thank you for your support over the years and we look forward to seeing you in 2018. Happy New Year to all.

It’s Cria Season!!

June is baby alpaca time here at the farm and we have 5 so far. There’s another one due any day now also. It’s always fun to watch the herd take care of the crias and see the crias running around and playing together.

We’ll be away until after the 4th of July for our annual fishing trip to Canada but look forward to your visit in July.

Just born yesterday. Really!!!

Scotland, here we come!!!

At long last, this trip is finally here!! We’ve been working hard to get the farm ready for us to leave. We’re very grateful to Andrea Perno for farm sitting for us again so we can visit Hannah in Scotland. With Icelandic Air, you can stopover in Iceland for up to 7 days when flying to Europe (and maybe other locations?). When Paul set up this vacation, he included 2 days in Iceland.

This photo is the outside of the bed and breakfast that we’re staying in while here in Rejkavik. We landed early this morning, came to the B&B, took a nap then went on a walking tour of Rejkavik that included stopping at different restaurants to try typical Icelandic foods. Lamb soup, seafood soup, cheeses & smoked meats, and rye bread ice cream were just a few of the delicious treats that we enjoyed. This is a beautiful, rugged island and we’re excited to see more tomorrow.

The farm will be closed until our return at the beginning of June.