Spring has sprung! Our final cria count is four boys and two girls. We also have twelve piglets! Catch up on our new arrivals and learn about all the fun happenings on and off the farm!
Our Spring Cria!
Welcome Lady Winterfell!
White female, born 11:30 a.m., May 7, 15 pounds, to Serena (dam) and Moondance Synthesis (sire).
Fawn male, born 1:15 p.m., May 7, 11 pounds, to Cassidy (dam) and Ganymede (sire).
Welcome Jorah Mormont!
Light brown male with white face, born May 29, 8:00 a.m., 14 pounds, to Mary (dam) and Remington (sire).
Welcome Grey Ghost!
Rose Grey male, born June 7, 10:00 a.m., 15 pounds, to Calypso (dam) and Remington (sire).
Welcome Princess Shireen!
Fawn female, born June 13, 9:00 a.m., 9.5 pounds to Charity (dam) and Targaryen (sire).
Welcome Syrion Forel!
White male, born June 25, 5:30 a.m., 20.8 pounds to Yasmina (dam) and Ganymede (sire).
This year’s Spring piglets have been weaned much to the relief of their mamas!
If you are interested in a pet pig, KuneKunes are perfect as they are a true miniature breed and will not grow huge like a Potbelly Pig, provided you do not overfeed them.
Pigs are incredibly smart and clean pets and can be house-trained to use a litter box and a doggy door. They can even be trained to walk on a leash. They do need to be kept in an air-conditioned space during hot weather and/or when outside, they need a wallow to keep cool since they do not have sweat glands to moderate their bodies’ temperature. A doggy pool will do just fine.
Females are $200 and males are $100, so if you’re interested in one or more of our piglets for a pet or breeding stock, please give us a call at 757.707.5052.
Sweethaven Lavender Festival
We had a great time Saturday, June 29, at Sweethaven Lavender Farm’s inaugural Lavender Festival! Over 5000 tickets were sold, selling out the event 30 days in advance! We loved introducing all the visitors to the wonders of alpaca despite it being one of the hottest days so far this summer!
Congratulations to Sweethaven Lavender Farm for hosting such a successful event, and thank you for inviting us to participate! We wish you the greatest of success as the newest farm in James City County!
Since Nightsong was there, she had to blog about it! If you don’t already, you MUST follow The Nightsong Chronicles! Who knew a young paca could be so opinionated!
Gloucester Wine Festival
Saturday, September 21, we’re headed across the water to attend the Gloucester Wine Festival. This will be a first for us, so we’re super excited. Who doesn’t love wine with your alpaca?
2019 National Alpaca Farm Days
We’ll be hosting our own celebration Saturday and Sunday, September 28 and 29 at the store and farm. This will be our second year to participate in this nationwide event. We’re currently in the planning stages, so track all the latest updates here.
Make Yourself at Home
We were delighted to have Cyndi Merritt of Merritt Resources visit us recently and put together a video spot to promote Fox Wire Farm Alpacas to folks in and around the Richmond area who are looking for something fun to do. John was in his element showing her around and introducing her to the wonders of alpaca and our amazing farm! If you haven’t seen it yet, it’s definitely a must-view!
Fox Wire Farm Alpacas Was Featured in a Commercial for James City County!
Back in April, representatives from James City County Government came to the farm and filmed our alpaca to include us in a commercial to promote everything the Greater Williamsburg area has to offer. The commercial was aired on the Golf Channel during this year’s Pure Silk Championship that was held at the Kingsmill Resort in May. You can view the spot here. Thank you James City County representatives for including us!