Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Alpaca Shearing Day at Crescendo Acres Farm


Crescendo Acres is an alpaca and miniature horse farm in nearby Surry, New Hampshire, a small village in the Monadnock Region of southwest New Hampshire. The farm is operated by Russ and Diana Fiorey who raise alpacas from whose fiber they make wonderfully warm and soft alpaca products such as socks, yarn and various felted products.

This year’s annual Alpaca shearing day will take place on Friday, May 11th with people invited to observe and even possibly help as the alpaca’s winter coats are shorn off as they get ready for the hot summer weather. This event is a unique opportunity to see the beginning of the fiber process firsthand – plus the alpacas are pretty cute too!Attendees are requested to bring a chair and to call ahead if weather looks like rain as this will cause the event to be postponed (you can’t easily shear wet fiber).

Crescendo acres’ farm store is filled with alpaca products made from the Fiorey’s alpaca’s fiber as well as other alpaca products, maple syrup, maple candy and maple cream produced on the farm, local meats, honey and more and will be open during the event. If you can't make this Friday's event, don't fear. Crescendo Acres welcomes visitors to their farm year round.

If you're looking for an agricultural adventure, why not make it a weekend event and plan to spend the night at our New England farm stay. Springtime is an especially fun time to visit our farm as baby animals abound and/or plan to visit any number of other area farms in this amazingly rich agricultural area.

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