Hours of Operation: We’re open every day “by chance or by appointment.” Please call first before coming to visit. It is a working farm! (Christmas season - 9:00 to 5:00 daily November 25 thru December 24) We offer group tours for $3.00 for each person.
Years in Operation: We have raised alpacas for eight years. We started with five female alpacas and had increased to 34 alpacas. We now have 25 alpacas.
What do you sell? We are alpaca breeders and we do sell alpacas to qualified people who have been trained in the care and handling of alpacas. We also offer hands-on seminars. Never thought we would have a retail store! Our alpaca clothing sells anytime of the year but especially during fall and Christmas time. Our socks and our own machine-knit extreme hats are our most popular items but the luxurious sweaters, hoodies and vests are becoming more popular as well as our variety of alpaca yarns. Our alpaca teddy bears, alpacas and finger puppets are always popular. We also offer hand-made items such as scarves, hats and gloves.
What inspired you to enter this business? It is our desire to keep the family farm going without relying on traditional livestock production.
What do you love the most about your business? Just look at their cute little faces! We enjoy working with them. They usually have gentle personalities. The alpacas will eat out of visitors’ hands and everyone is delighted. Also, our Farm Store is very popular. People are now realizing the value of having very soft and warm clothing that is not as “prickly” as sheep’s wool. The fiber wicks the moisture away from the body better than other natural and man-made fibers. This quality also makes the fiber a superior product. We enjoy our visitors and offer group tours & presentations.
Do you have any upcoming events/specials that you would like featured? Please advertise Waynesburg’s Sheep and Fiber Fest, May 18-19, 2013. It opens at 10:00 and closed at 5:00 on Saturday and Sunday! Lena is in charge of organizing and scheduling the Knitting, Crochet, Spindle Spinning and Spinning wheel classes. Pre-registration is required before the fest. If seating is available, they will be filled during the fest. Classed may fill quickly so register NOW! https://www.facebook.com/events/495934857124704/ and www.sheepandfiber.com
What is one little known fact about your business or about yourselves that you would like to share? Lena Galing is the forth generation to live and have livestock on the farm. (Alpacas are now considered as livestock.) !
“Re-Discovering Eden” is an art and historic architecture project of Waynesburg Prosperous & Beautiful celebrating 200 years of Waynesburg history. In 1796, the five trustees of the newly organized county of Greene purchased a tract of land named “Eden” for their new county seat of Waynesburg. They laid out a grid of streets and alleys, each 180 feet square. This original grid is intact today, as is much of the early architecture.
Local artist Kyle Hallam’s bright, playful vision of Waynesburg is awash in color with a variety of techniques applied to historic photos. The color invites us to consider the architectural details with a fresh eye, recognizing features regularly taken for Granted.
Walk our streets, look at our buildings and think about the past, present and future. Have fun identifying the vintage photos. Some buildings are quite changed; others not at all. Notice the details and marks of time. Much of the early architecture remains. Learn about the people and events that happened here. Then gaze into the future. What can we do to keep the special “sense of place” that is Waynesburg?
The tour is enhanced by Memory medallions that exist throughout the community. Memory medallions use a barcode reader with your smart phone to retrieve location information, video, audio, text and images. Be on the look– out for the bronze Waynesburg Prosperous & Beautiful medallion plaques.
For more Information, call: 724.627.8119 or click here to download the brochure.
Take a walk and Re-Discover Eden!
This project is supported in part by Pittsburgh 250 Community Connections, The Sprout Fund and The Community Foundation of Greene County.