Great Tips On Starting An Alpaca Farm

Great Tips On Starting An Alpaca Farm

Alpacas are some of the rarest and most amazing farm animals in America. They prefer colder climates but easily adapt to the warmer summer climates of seasonal areas. They originate from the Andes Mountains but they have dense areas of population an many areas of the world.  They are frequently thought of as mini llamas but are not pack animals like the llama at all and in […]

Kicking off the 2018 craft show season!

Hi all! If you’re like us, you’re probably already thinking about your holiday crafting projects! Cliffhouse Alpacas has your back with heaps of new handspun yarn at the Friends of Littleton Library Craft Fair this Saturday 10/06 from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Just a few of the skeins we’ll have with us on Saturday! For those who don’t […]

Christmas with Cliffhouse

Hello all! Production has staggered to a halt as we all take a break from knitting and spinning to celebrate being together. Jared, Olive and Bobbin get ready to open presents. Christmas really goes to the dogs around here, and we love it. Jared and I are still the kids in the family, though Momma […]

There are no stupid questions!

To start off 2014 I, Momma, want to share with you 20 questions and 20 answers about alpacas. These are questions we get asked all the time. I’m going in reverse order from a question or two to the most frequently asked. #20 – Why should I wear alpaca instead of wool?  Alpaca fiber doesn’t […]

Black and White – Always Right

Momma here, wishing everyone a Happy New Year. Our Colorado New Year started out cold and snowy, but thankfully we missed the big snow storm currently covering most of the nation. Dad and I took some excellent photos of our little herd’s snow antics on Sunday morning, and I thought you might enjoy seeing them. […]

Jousting with distaffs: symbolism through the ages

I (Kirstin) recently came across an article on medieval women warriors. As you might expect, there weren’t many, and in a world where history is written not only by the victors, but also mostly by men, what we know about these women is very little and very skewed. For instance, monks illustrating manuscripts refused to […]

2014 Holiday Shows

It’s hard to believe that the holidays are quickly approaching! We started in May trying to decide which art and craft shows would work for us. From past experience, alpaca products, especially the hats, gloves, scarves sell better the colder it gets (who would have thought). In the past we’ve started with Welcome Western Week but […]

Friends: Past, Present, and Future

Hey there ladies and gents!! Kirstin here, at long last. Boy, have we been busy. Yesterday was our sixth holiday show, out of seven this year. We’ve had one (or two!) shows every week this month. But even with all the set up, break down, hauling, and frantic crafting, we’ve had a wonderful time and met amazing people. […]

Show Schedule, Updates, and etc!

It’s time for our approximately yearly update! If you’re looking for Cliff House Alpacas during this holiday season, here’s where we are: October 17th and 18th, 10:00 – 4:00: Dakota Ridge High School Annual Craft Fair November 7th, 9:00 – 4:00: Castle Rock Senior Center Craft Show, Douglas County Fairgrounds November 14th, 9:00 – 4:00: Ye […]