John Ballentine

AlpacaFest at the BOO-tique! October 27-28, 2018

Fun and fesivities will abound Saturday and Sunday, October 27-28, 9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. as we celebrate AlpacaFest at the BOO-tique!  Fox Wire Farm Alpacas Store and Boutique is located at 8105 Richmond Road, Suite 201 in Toano, VA 23168.  We encourage you to bring the whole family and join in the fun!  

In celebration of Halloween, we will have various supervised games and activities going on outside the store to entertain the kids so you can leisurely shop. We encourage kids to come in costume and get their picture taken with some of our alpacas who will be at the store both days.  Adults shouldn't miss AlpacaFest at the BOO-tique either, as sales abound that weekend with select items up to 50% off! 

We also will be running our popular Farm Tour both days! All tours will leave from the store, and reservations are highly recommended as the tours are filling up fast for that weekend.  Cost is $10/person age 5 an older.  Please note, children under 5 can enjoy interacting with the alpacas at the store but are not allowed on the tour.  Reservations can be made by calling 757-707-5052.

Follow us on Facebook at Fox Wire Farm Alpacas for updates on the event. We look forward to seeing you there!

National Alpaca Farm Days

Fox Wire Farm Alpacas is excited to celebrate National Alpaca Farm Days along with our fellow alpaca farms across the United States! Join us for an exciting and informative day experiencing EVERYTHING ALPACA!

WHEN: September 29 – 30, 2018 from 9 AM – 6 PM
WHERE: Fox Wire Farm Store & Boutique; 8105 Richmond Road, Suite 201, Toano, VA 23168

• Meet our alpacas and experience the softness of alpaca fiber!
• Interact with various vendors who providing spinning, weaving, and felting demos!
• Shop at our store and boutique and take advantage of our Fall Sales and Alpaca Farm Days Hourly Specials!

We are also offering our popular three-hour interactive farm tour during which you will have a hands-on experience with the many animals on our farm, including our lovable and award-winning alpacas. Right now, we have three mama alpacas and their crias (i.e., baby alpacas) at the maternity barns. Don't miss the opportunity to see them while they're little! They grow up so fast!

ALL TOURS LEAVE FROM OUR ALPACA STORE & BOUTIQUE! 

Cost: $10.00/person, age 5 and up.  Alpacas will be at the store for those not taking a tour so everyone can meet and enjoy these wonderful animals!

Reservations are required so please call 757.707.5052 for tour times and additional information. We look forward to seeing you there and helping us celebrate EVERYTHING ALPACA!

Virginia Gazette “The Last Word” mentions Fox Wire Farm…

From the Last Word column in the Virginia Gazette, June 10, 2017…

 

"… Many thanks to John Ballentine, owner of Fox Wire Farm in Toano. My class had an awesome field trip that both the children and adults thoroughly enjoyed. Fox Wire Farm is an 200-acre farm with alpacas, Nigerian dwarf goats, cows, horses, chickens, miniature pigs and miniature donkeys. We were able to feed and pet the animals, and John Ballentine entertained us with information about the Chesapeake Bay watershed, hydroponics, their guard alpacas and terrace farming. I highly recommend everyone visiting the Fox Wire Farm…"

We would like to thank the person who wrote this for their time and effort to share their experience and voice their recommendation. We always hold ourselves to a very high standard, and always try to exceed you're expectations. Here is a link to the full article, and thank you again!

FWF Tour To Gain INT’L Exposure!

Our very own Fox Wire Farm has been added to the prestigious Virginia Tourism Corporations upcoming "Behind the Scenes in Virginina's Historic Triangle" 4-day super tour! This tour will be attended by a wide variety of international guests from all around the world. The purpose of this tour is promote our local Virginia culture to other travel and attraction companies from around the world, bringing us one step closer to our "Destination Toano" vision. Attendees will include representatives of companies from Portugal, France, The UK, and even as far away as Australia and Japan! We will also be playing host to some of the top tourism companies from the U.S.A. There will be several different writers, photographers, even videographers from such shows as Mousesteps, the weekly youtube show/ Disney themed travel company. Also in attendance will the be radio personality, Sue McCarthy, from The Travel Planners Radio Show broadcasting from the Gab Radio Network. It is fun to see big things happening right here in our own backyard.

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Get On The Bus!

Introducing…

for your all weather farm tours…. 

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The FOX WIRE FARM ALPACAS TOUR BUS!!!

 

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The new tour bus can accomodate up to 20-25 passengers. Heat and AC to adjust to any weather. Tours are filling up fast! If you are interested in your own personal tours do not hesitate to call John at (757) 218-4520.

 

 

 

There is no better time than now to GET ON THE BUS!

Shearing Day is Upon Us!

 

 

Shearing day at Fox Wire Farm,and it turned out to be one beautiful day! Stay tuned and we will be adding more pictures and stories as the day goes on .

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One of our freshly shorn Alpacas.

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The question of the day is… Who's next?

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2017 Heart of Virginia Alpaca Show Winners!

I am very pleased to announce our results from last weekend's 2017 Heart of Virginia Alpaca Show, which was held in Lexington, VA.

KQA'S Remington – 1st Place (w/Laura)
SA Scorching Grey – 1st Place (w/Joey Bell)
Alpha's Westeros – 1st Place (w/Joey Bell)
Lady Sansa – 2nd Place (w/Laura)
Dothraki (aka Rocky) – 2nd Place (w/Laura)

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Alpaca Shearing Day is Approaching!

April 8th is the day that we will be holding our annual Alpaca Shearing at Fox Wire Farm. There are still some spots left on the volunteer roster, so if you want to dig in and be up close and personal with your local Alpacas dont forget to sign up now!  Drop us a note here in the Contact Us section, or call 757.218.4520 for more details!

Veterans Day Weekend Tribute

We are holding a Veterans Day Weekend Tribute at our Farm Store & Boutique the 11th, 12th and 13th of November 2016 in honor of all who served. I'll never forget my first day at flight school when my flight instructor told me, "Some people dream the dream, some people live the dream, and some people defend the dream." This tribute goes out to all of you defenders!

As such, all Veterans (and their dependents) will receive 10% Off their entire purchase. Valid In Store Only. No limit to savings and our tribute includes all clearance and sale items. Our Fox Wire Farm Store & Boutique is located in the Toano Business Center, 8105 Richmond Road, Suite 201, Toano, VA 23168. Store Hours 0900 – 1800. I sincerely thank you again for your service! John

Alpaca-Fest 2016 Is A Go!

ALPACA-FEST IS STILL ON FOR THIS WEEKEND (8 – 10 October 2016)! Bring your family and friends to this free event. We'll have the boutique open from 9-4 each day and we'll bring the alpacas out (weather permitting) on Sunday afternoon and all day Monday. We might even bring some of our KuneKune piglets for you to coo over. (They're also available for purchase at only $100 each.) See our craigslist ad for more information.

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Paca Fact of the Day

Alpacas are herd animals and are instinctively gregarious, as are other domestic livestock. They obtain security and contentment from having at least one other alpaca for company.

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