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Alpaca Spring Fling April 2, 2022!

                        Celebrate Spring with Alpacas!  Our First Annual Alpaca Spring Fling will be Saturday April 2, 2022 from 1 to 5pm!  Lots of activities for the kids, Easter Egg Hunt at 3pm!  Make a Nesting Heart!  Make a pot and plant seeds!  Games!  Pony Cart Rides!  (If the weather requires, we’ll reschedule — check back for updates or call Jean at 419 560-0780)  

Events / News / Workshops

Summer Workshop Schedule

Summer workshops will be held at Shady Lane Alpaca Farm 3073 Gass Road Lexington Oh 44904. Call Jean McClintock @ 419-560-0780 or email jsmcclintock@mac.com to reserve your spot.  May 16, 2021 Steamed Buns/Spring Roll Workshop    Make steamed buns and spring rolls from scratch, in the Phillipine style, and load them up with delicious meat and veggies! You will see how to make the dough, prepare the filling and how to cook them properly. Cost for the class is $25 per person, includes all materials and plenty to eat.  May 23, 2021 Blacksmith Workshops    Beginner class from 12:30-3:30pm You will learn about

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Shady Lane Alpacas Open House

Saturday and Sunday September 26 & 27 Noon to 5 PM Celebrate National Alpaca Farm Days with us! You can mingle with the alpacas, ride the pony cart, eat ham & beans from the cauldron, have a really great doughnut! We have pumpkins and gourds and fall decorations for sale. The Ohio Village blacksmith will be there demonstrating the craft, and you can make & take a project.See spinning and sock making demonstrations! Our farm store is loaded with alpaca goods and yarn made on the farm and imported from Peru. We’re located in a lovely rural area in

Crafts / Events / Workshops

Beginning Blacksmith Workshop

Sunday, July 26, 2020 12:30 PM. You will use a gas forge to make a hook for a hanging planter, and another special item.  All materials are provided.  Please wear cotton clothes and closed-toe shoes, you will be working with red-hot metal!   In order to work safely, we limit the class to 6 participants.  This class is prerequisite to the Intermediate class which follows at 3:30pm.  You can sign up for both classes, each have a separate fee. Cost $55.00 per student, including all materials. To reserve your space, call Jean at (419) 560-0780.  

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Intermediate Blacksmith Workshop

Sunday, July 26, 2020 3:30PM. The Intermediate class begins with a fire rake project.  After you learn to make simple projects with 1/4″ rod in the Beginning class,  you are ready for the Intermediate class.  You’ll work with 3/8″ or 1/2″ stock to make a fire rake to use with your own fireplace or campfire.  If you have already taken this class, you can take it again to advance your skills;  the instructor will work with you to develop  a more difficult project.  Please wear cotton clothing and closed-toe shoes, you’ll  be working with hot metal!  In order to

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Holiday Hours for the Farm Store

Until Christmas, our Shady Lane Alpaca Farm Store will be open Fridays and Saturdays from 9 am to 6 pm, and Sundays from 1 pm to 6 pm.  We have winterized the loft store!  Much more comfortable!  We have sweaters, scarves, socks and felt boot liners, all made with alpaca fiber. And alpaca stuffed animals, gifts and crafts from Peru and Mexico! Also, we’re having another Fused Glass Workshop on Sunday December 8th 2-5 pm.  Cost is $55.00, you’ll make 5 fused glass pieces for jewelry. Register by December 6 by email or call Jean at (419) 560-0780

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Holiday Open House

Until Christmas, our Shady Lane Alpaca store will be open Fridays and Saturdays from 9 am to 6 pm, and Sundays from 1 pm to 6 pm.  We’re winterizing the loft store, and have temporarily moved the store into the house.  Much more comfortable!  We have sweaters, scarves, socks and felt boot liners, all made with alpaca fiber. Also, we’re having another Fused Glass Workshop on Sunday December 2nd 2-5 pm.  Cost $55.00, you’ll make 5 fused glass pieces for jewelry.  

Events / Gourds / Workshops

Spring 2018 Workshops

Make a Gourd Easter Basket – March 11, 2018 2 PM Learn how to select and clean your gourd,sketch your design, cut and prepare your gourd for wood-burning or paint. COST: $25.00 includes all materials for the class. Note: for and additional $10,  you can make a needle felted bunny to go with your Easter Basket Register by 3/9/18 Nuno Felting Class – May 13, 2018 2 PM Learn how to make a unique scarf using silk material and  alpaca fiber with some help from bubble wrap and a swim noodle.. This class is a lot of fun and you

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Fall Workshop Schedule

Alpaca Ornaments and Essential Oils – October 29, 2017 Learn how to turn alpaca fiber into fun ornaments for the Holidays. Plus you’ll learn about different essential oils and how to use them with the ornaments that you make. COST: $10.00 includes all materials for the class. Register by 10/27/17 Needle Felting with Alpaca Fiber – November 26, 2017 Learn how to needle felt on clothing, make a penguin and an ornament. All materials are furnished for the class and you’ll learn how to use felting needles and fiber to make wonderful gifts for you and your family. COST: