We know how much visitors to the farm want to touch and learn more about our exquisite animals and because we are a working fibre farm, we have limited opportunity to open the gate of the paddocks and allow such experiences.
Our alpaca are haltered and handled as little as possible to provide them with the most natural and stress-free existence on the farm. It also protects the integrity of the fibre and fleece which is the basis of our farm business.
In 2022 however, we have figured out how to provide a unique alpaca encounter with our guests while maintaining the integrity of the fibre and the sustainability of the farm setting. All part of our new wellness program of offerings at Chetwyn Farms. Find the details below:
Get up close & personal with our curious and friendly alpacas at SHED Chetwyn Farms. Enjoy the serenity of our farm before we open to the public in these scheduled morning sessions where our facilitator will introduce you to the alpacas, by name (yes they all have names) make connections with their unique personalities and enjoy an informational and educational look at alpaca farming on a working fibre farm. Alpacas by nature are shy and quiet- but before the end of your encounter – with patience and kindness you will gain the trust of our alpacas. You will feel their restorative quality and dwell in the peace and calming influence they have on us!
As we are a working fibre farm, we move with the rhythm of the seasons and the rhythm of the daily pasture rotation of the alpaca. Weather permitting we wander the fields, stop under the apple trees or spend time in the purpose-built Show Ring. Bring your camera for the ultimate selfie, and prepare to fall in love with these magical, elegant animals.
We do not halter our alpaca at SHED Chetwyn Farms, allowing them to graze naturally and move freely within the secured paddocks and fields. You are a guest in their surroundings, and ask you to be mindful of proper farm etiquette.
What to Bring: A camera, suitable clothing and footwear.
Where: Meet at the SHED shop with the facilitator
When: 9:30-10:30 on select days in 2022
Prices: Adult = 8-13 $35.00 Child – under 8 free with adult