If you are looking to complete your holiday shopping this weekend, come by the farm Saturday from 3:30 – 6 PM
or Sunday 1:00 – 5:00 PM. We will also be at The Easton Original Farmer’s Market at Oakes Ames Hall on Main Street Saturday from 10:00 – 2:00.
This Saturday the Town of Easton will host a Holiday Festival.
The Oakes Ames Hall on Main Street will house many vendors.
The outdoor area will be transformed into a winter wonderland!
We hope to bring the alpacas, weather permitting. Come by and
enjoy some family fun!!! 12 – 5pm
Although the sun was not shining, the air was crisp and clean. The farm felt so peaceful this morning that I thought it would be nice to take some photos to share. Of course I had to take a few pictures of my favorite subjects. As soon as I plant myself in the field with the alpacas, they surround me. They are curious and also hopeful that I have some grain in my hand. Little Summer is now 4 months old and getting very fluffy! Everyone admires her little bunny rabbit nose. Her fiber is incredible and has many qualities we look for …crimp, fineness, density. Jett, our jet black male, is now 5 weeks old and his personality is beginning to emerge.
Finally, I’d like to thank all who stopped by our display at the Carpenter Museum’s Art & Artisans Fair at Francis Farm this past weekend.
The Rehoboth Carpenter Museum is holding their annual Folk Art & Artisans Show
this Friday and Saturday at Francis Farm. It is a gathering of artisans in THREE
building! There are many unique products available and perfect for holiday gift giving.
Of course KAVE ROCK FARM will be there. We will be set up in the Emporium Building
(otherwise know as the Francis Farm Museum). We will bring the alpacas on Saturday.
Come on by – you won’t be disappointed!
FRIDAY – 14TH 4:00-9:00 PM SATURDAY – 15TH 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
St. Andrews School , 63 Federal Rd. Barrington, RI
is holding an Artisan Craft Fair this Saturday, the 8th,
from 9:00 – 3:00.
Over 40 vendors are participating. KAVE ROCK FARM will
be there with alpacas and warm fiber products. Come by to
see us and support local crafters.
We continue to learn and be amazed by the quality of alpaca fiber.
Did you know …..?
*Alpaca fiber is lanolin free
(unlike sheep wool which has lanolin and cause an itchy feeling)
*Alpaca fiber is fire resistant
*Alpaca fiber is breathable and non-allergenic
*Alpaca fiber naturally prevents dust mites
*Alpaca fiber is porous and stays dry
(sheep wool absorbs 25-30% moisture whereas alpaca absorbs 40-45%)
Visit us to see our alpacas or to purchase some quality products at one of our upcoming events or call to make an appointment here at Kave Rock Farm! (401) 465-7589
Our little man, Lee, is TWO years old today. He’s wet with snow as you can see in the picture I took today. It’s not a great photo since the crown of his head is matted down. He certainly is a handsome dude and destined to be our herdsire in another year or so. Lee was the first yearling we purchased after the ‘original five’ and holds a special place in my heart. He’s ever curious, a good buddy to our dog, Mason and always willing to snuggle up nose-to-nose with female visitors. Happy second birthday, Lee!!
The Lean-To is complete and has been ALPACA approved! The ‘girls’ adjusted quickly to their new home. They were very happy to stay warm and dry during the heavy rains last week. So what’s next? The floor needs to be poured in the main barn and the other Lean-To will need to be erected. There are few cosmetic details and some batts for the interior walls. Looking back on some past posts, I wonder how we ever envisioned the progress that’s been made. Stay tuned for more …
It’s A BOY!!! Jett surprised us by coming into the world early this afternoon. My father-in-law happened to be visiting the animals when he noticed the girls huddling together in the back field. It was then that he realized we had a new baby. He contacted us and kept watch to be sure the baby was safe. By the time Dave and I got home, little Jett was walking and nursing comfortably.
I dried him completely and put a blanket on him to keep him warm. He is a gorgeous, deep velvet black color. He weighed in at 13.5 lbs. Bot mom and baby are doing fine.
Welcome to the herd, Baby Jett!!
Construction on the lean-to has begun. The back wall will be completed today. The look is deceiving. You can get a feel of how spacious it is once you step inside. Ideally, I’d like to keep the front area facing the house open, like it is in the photo. I like to be able to see the females while I am inside the house. Once the back wall is complete, it will obstruct my view of the males, however. Stay tuned for more!! AND . . . Eclipse is due in about 5 weeks so you know I’ll be posting pictures of a new cria!