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Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Meet our vendors at the Open Barn & Country Market

We are glad to have Opa's Workshop at the Open Barn & Country Market.
Fred is a 6th Generation Cabinetmaker, using scroll saw since age 9, retired and now a hobbyist selling amazing bowls and scroll work at markets and craft shows. Jan is the organizer of the business and Fred's biggest fan.

Karen of Forgar Creations makes delightful wire work in copper and artistic silver wire. She also uses beads crystals and semi precious stones. Karen does some custom work. No two pieces are the same, each one hand crafted. Each piece of jewelry she makes is a piece of art.
This summer she has branched out in to home and garden decor.
You can find more of her work on and instagram at Forgar_Creations10

Linda & Phyllis Caswell of Sister Acts create crafts for all occasions. They have been quilting, sewing, knitting & crocheting beautiful handmade items for many years; they have been part of the local craft show scene since 1998.
Their product includes quilting and sewing - runners, place mats, baby and full size quilts, adult bibs, potholders, and a full range of baby needs. They also have knit scrubbies and dishcloths.
These ladies aren't on facebook so you will have to come to the Open Barn to see how wonderful all of their items are.

Caddyshack Creative - Lori's items are always unique. Whimsical knitted and crocheted animals, pocket sized gnomes and cartoon characters, hand crafted golf head racks, for hats or shoes, hand crafted golf head covers, dioramas and mobiles, all with her own personal touch of whimsy. As part of our local knitting group I wait anxiously each week to see her latest creation.
You can check her items out on

Monday, July 3, 2017

Open Barn & Country Market

Be sure to mark July 29th on the calendar, you won't want to miss this event !
You will be able to watch the new crias up close, be sure to bring your camera.

We are excited to have the following vendors join us, please check out their pages.

Opa's Workshop


Forgar Creations

Miners Maple Products

Shpurshire Farm

Caddyshack Creative

Annada Chaga Mushrooms

Abbey's Sweet Treats

Hunking Honey

Rocky Hill Hideaway Peppers & Herbs
Sister Acts
Sunrise Gardens
more still to come......

Friday, April 21, 2017

The Offkilter Tourist came to visit.


Click to see what the OffKilter Tourist has to say about Kickin' Back Alpaca Ranch!

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Family Day!

Come celebrate Family Day with us and the alpacas at the Markdale Recreation's 4th Annual Family Day.
Stop by and meet Meringue and Kit Kat, they will be outside in their tent, then go inside where we will have our wonderfully warm alpaca products. Everything you need to keep warm from head to toe, socks, scarves, hats, head bands, we will also have our duvets, rugs and super soft stuffed toys.

Come spend the entire day there are so many things to do starting with pancake breakfast, chain saw carving, indoor games, snowman competition, skating and more.

Monday, January 2, 2017

Christmas Farm Visits

Looking for something a bit different to do over the Christmas break?
Why not come out and visit the alpacas? We offer family farm visits for $20.00. You get to be up close with the alpacas, learn a bit about them and how and why we raise them.

Our cozy store will also be open if you are interested in buying some wonderfully warm alpaca products. We have everything from socks to hats, sweaters, shawls, rug, duvets and stuffed toys.

We are open from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. everyday this week, Jan. 2nd to Jan. 8th. Please call to arrange an appointment. If you aren't able to come to the farm you can check out our on-line store on our website.

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Christmas Sale in the Barn with the Alpacas

We have everything you need to be warm this winter all made from luxurious alpaca fibre. Come check out our incredibly warm hats, scarves, cowls, sweaters, mitts, shawls. We have alpaca throws and rugs to keep you warm while relaxing inside. The adorably soft stuffed toys will warm your heart. If you want to create your own hats and mitts we still have yarn available.
We are fully stocked with alpaca socks and insoles, they make the perfect gift.

For the first time we have alpaca duvets, in double, queen and king sizes.

We will have two guests with us; Opa's Workshop will be here with their stunning hand made jewelry boxes, bowls, Christmas candle holders.

Marsh Street Sweets will be here with her incredibly scrumptious homemade marshmallows including vanilla, coconut, peppermint and gingerbread flavour.

You can get all of your Christmas shopping done at one time.

We will be accepting donations for the Markdale Food Bank.

Saturday, October 29, 2016

November, December 2016 Events

Well it was a great summer but winter is on the way and time to move indoors.
Our farm store will be open Saturday Oct. 29th & Sunday Oct. 30th.

We are attending several new events away from Grey County this season and hope to see you there.

Saturday, Nov 5th, Sunday Nov. 6th 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. ANCASTER LIONS CRAFT & SHIFT SHOW, at the Marritt Hall, Ancaster Fairgrounds.

Friday, November 11th, 1:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., Saturday, November 12th, 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. TRADITIONS OF CHRISTMAS CRAFT & ARTISAN SHOW at The Powerade Centre, Brampton

Saturday, November 19th, 1:30 to 4:30 MEAFORD FARMER'S CHRISTMAS MARKET At the Meaford Town Hall

Sunday, November 20th, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. ANNUAL LIONS CHRISTMAS CRAFT At the Arthur & Area Community Centre

Saturday November 26th 10am-5pm, Sunday November 27th 10am-3pm IROQUOIS LACROSSE CHRISTMAS BAZAAR at The Iroquois Lacrosse Arena, Hagersville

Saturday, December 3rd. 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. THE 7TH OTHER ONE OF A KIIND CRAFT SHOW & SALE, at Malvern Collegiate, Toronto

Sunday, December 4h - 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. CHRISTMAS SALE IN THE BARN WITH THE ALPACAS right here at our farm, with guests Opa’s Workshop and Marsh Street Sweets.


Remember to check out our facebook page, it is updated with photos more often than the Farm News.

Get your Christmas shopping done early this year. Remember give the gift of warmth - alpaca.

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Alpaca Ontario Show - 15th Anniversary

We are busy halter training our crias for the Alpaca Ontario Show. This year we are taking 3 males and 2 females to the show.
It is one of the largest alpaca shows in Canada at the Orangeville Agricultural Society Event Centre.

200 alpacas are registered for the show both huacaya and suri alpacas. There will be two rings of alpacas showing at the same time.

There will be vendors selling wonderful alpaca products, plus three of the fibre mills from Ontario will have booths set up demonstrations of spinning fibre arts competition Mary Ann English Spin Off Shearing demonstration on Sunday, Alpaca 101 seminars walk an alpaca skirting/sorting of fibre demos Walk through the barns to see some of the best alpacas around. If you have an interest in alpacas this is a great event to attend and learn more.

Entrance by donation.

Orangeville Fairgrounds (OAS Event Centre for GPS)

Saturday April 9th, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Sunday April 10th, 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

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Monday, November 30, 2015

December 2015 Events

Wow, December already! Not much time to finish your Christmas shopping. We only have three more events this month.

Dec. 5th we are at the Meaford Hall from Noon till 4:00.

Dec. 6th we are opening up our barn and having a sale there. You will be able to see the alpacas up close while doing your shopping. We will have some warm apple cider and candy canes. In the spirit of Christmas we will be accepting donations for the Markdale Food Bank .

Dec. 12th is our season finale in Thornbury.

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Upcoming Craft Sales

The farmer's markets and fall fairs are all done for the season, time to move indoors.
The following events are all confirmed and we are ready to meet you there.

Saturday, October 17th, 9:30 to 4:00 FALL COLOURS CRAFT AND QUILT SHOW at the GNE Fairground- 2220 Fairgrounds Road N. ( 1 km south of Highway 26) Clearview Twp.

Saturday, November 7th .- 9 to 4 COUNTRY CHRISTMAS CRAFT SHOW , Goderich District Collegiate Institute (Ontario Students Against Impaired Driving)

Sunday, November 8th, 10:00 - 3:00, Holly Jolly Marketplace, Stroud Recreation Centre, 7883 Yonge Street, Innisfil (Stroud)

Saturday, November 14th 9:00 to 3:30 CHRISTMAS CRAFT SHOW, Mount Forest Sports Complex, 850 Princess St.

Saturday, November 28th, 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. FLESHERTON & DISTRICT FARMERS CHRISTMAS MARKET At the Kinplex Centre

Sunday, November 29th, - 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. SEAFORTH AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY'S 29TH TOY AND CRAFT SHOW AND SALE At the Seaforth Community Centre

Saturday, December 5th - 1:30 to 4:30 MEAFORD FARMER'S CHRISTMAS MARKET At the Meaford Town Hall

Sunday, December 6th - 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. CHRISTMAS SALE IN THE BARN WITH THE ALPACAS right here at our farm

We are still working on a few more events and will post the dates as soon as they are confirmed.

Remember to check out our facebook page, it is updated with photos more often than the Farm News.

Get your Christmas shopping done early this year. Remember give the gift of warmth - alpaca.

Have a pronking day!

Carolyn & Doug