Come See Us at Farm Days--We're Adding Kids' Activities This Year!
Come meet the alpacas and get first dibs on fall and holiday shopping this weekend! Heartfelt and the Lickliders' farm, Curly Eye, will be open to the public Saturday and Sunday, September 29 and 30, from 9 a.m. till 3 p.m. Visitors can meet the alpacas, feed them, take pictures, learn about alpacas and their wonderful fiber, shop in our Best-of-Columbia farm store, and this year we're planning a kids' tent for making alpaca ornaments and tshirts. Hope to see you there!
National Alpaca Farm Days happens every fall, every year. Alpaca farmers all over the country open their farms, and often small farm stores, to the public. It’ a chance to familiarize the public with the alpacas, teach about their wonderful fiber, and show the products we make with that wonderful fiber. Of course Heartfelt and Curly Eye participate in this event from 9 a.m. till 3 p.m. September 29 and 30. We have set up a store out at the farm at 6701 W. Gillespie Bridge Road. You can not only see Heartfelt's products made with felted alpaca, but also the hand made knitted shawls, scarves, hats and fingerless gloves Mary has made all year with yarn from her animals.
Farmer Gary is a master woodworker. There will be a selection of his beautiful one-of-a-kind wooden boxes available. This is a great opportunity to get the jump on your holiday shopping with really unique and locally made items that I guarantee you will not find in any mall or department store. Heartfelt will of course have our popular insoles for sale, but also our coasters, trivets, pet beds, crate pads, comfy flannel/alpaca throws, decorative birdhouses, fingerless gloves, and everyone's favorites: Alpaca Socks!
The farm is located at 6701 W. Gillespie Bridge Road, just southwest of town. You can get there via I-70 and Route UU or via Scott Blvd to Chapel Hill, which turns into Gillespie Bridge Road. We have a new Heartfelt sign and a new Curly Eye sign, making us hard to miss. It’s a wonderful way to spend a day.
Visit the farm, tour the barn and pastures, check out the alpacas, maybe even give them a handful of grain (they'll love you for that!) and see our workroom too. You can google directions or just call us. The weather should be sunny and warm. We hope to see many of you there!