Kickin' Back Alpaca Ranch

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Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Upcoming Events

Here is our upcoming schedule, if you need more details please contact us or check out our Facebook page .

Ancaster Lions Club
29th Charity Craft & Gift Show
November 4th & 5th
at the Ancaster Fairgrounds

Paris Optimist Craft Show & Coffee House
November 11th & 12th
at the Paris Fair Grounds

Christmas Craft & Gift Market
November 18th & 19th
at the Grand River Raceway, Elora

Blue Mountain Christmas Gift Show
November 25th & 26th
at the Blue Mountain Resort,
Village Conference Centre, The Courts

38th London Christmas Craft Festival
November 30th - December 3rd
at the Metroland Media Agriplex

Christmas Sale in the Barn with the Alpacas
December 9th & 10th
at Kickin' Back Alpaca Ranch

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Great variety of vendors

Be sure to check out these vendors, we have a real variety of products.

Today's Featured Vendor is our youngest vendor and he has the brightest smile and a heart of gold.
Meet 6-year old Oliver, a philanthropist-in-training. Working hard to make the lives of kids in hospital better. Since 2014 Oliver has been selling lemonade to raise funds for the Child Life department at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto. To date he has raised over $5000 to help sick kids.
Please be sure to check out Oliver's facebook page and Like it.
https://www.facebook.com/Oliversfundraisingforkids/

Miners Maple Products, more yummy sweetness.
Russell has been making syrup for over thirty years. In 1996 he moved to our current location in Kemble where we have a 220 acre 6000 tap operation. We fire our evaporator with wood chips and have a reverse osmosis. Our evaporator, sap holding tanks, and syrup barrels are food grade stainless steel. We have a certified kitchen and our main goal is to bring the highest quality that mother nature gives us to our customers.
https://www.facebook.com/Miners-Maple-Products-265439720159679/

Shpurshire Farms will be joining us with a great selection of organic teas, botanicals, body products, herbs and gift ware. Plus she will be bringing  a few of her rabbits with her.
Shpurshire Farm is a 100 acre century farm nestled in beautiful Grey County . With their own Master Herbalist they source, wildcraft and create organic Teas,Tincture and salves for people and pets alike!
All of their chickens, ducks, sheep and rabbits are raised holistically.
They also supply Mother Nature Approved, Treats and feed for rabbits , farm critters and canines.
Be sure to check out their pages for more information
https://www.facebook.com/shpurshire/
http://www.shpurshirefarm.com/


We are very excited to have this unique artist joining us for his first ever show. Mykel, the Blue Monk Arts, is an artist focusing on fluid acrylic pour painting. Currently Mykel is exploring abstract expressionist painting, emphasizing colours and movement.
By moving away from strict images and focusing on flows, hues, and shapes it allows the paintings to be more subjective in their expressions of patterns, rather than realist images. Mykel, as an artist, is often stifled by perfectionism. Focusing on bold colour palettes and flowing shapes forces perspective away from that perfection, creating abstract paintings that appeal to a more free-form aesthetic.
https://www.facebook.com/bluemonkarts/



Sunday, July 23, 2017

A few more vendors.

We would like to introduce a few more of the vendors that will be attending our Open Barn & Country Market on July 29th.
The Featherstone Family will be at the market. Their small herd of Old English Shorthorns and gardens of rhubarb, seasonal vegetables, and wild foraged herbs, berries and flowers make up the beauty of their sustainable farm.
They have grass-fed beef, assorted birdseed, jams/jellies/preserves/vinegar's, seasonal fruits, veggies, honey, woodcutting boards & spoons.
For more information checkout their webpage at www.farmawayontario.com or their facebook page https://www.facebook.com/featherstonefamilyfarm/

There is nothing sweeter than honey, so we are glad to have Hunking Honey joining us. Another true family business right here in Grey Highlands.
They have wonderful raw honey in various size containers but they also sell bee keeping equipment. If you are interested in having your own hives these are the people to talk to.
https://hunkinghoney.com/

Another unique vendor we are glad to have with us for the Open Barn & Country Market -
Annanda Chaga is a small family owned company in Collingwood . Processing certified Organic, Wild harvested Chaga Mushrooms from NorthWestern Ontario, Blair & Heather offer a complete line of Chaga Mushroom products including Chaga Tea, Powder, Chunks, Chaga Tincture, Chaga coffee and Chaga Mushroom Skin Care products. www.annnadachaga.com or Call 1-855-552-4242 (855-55-CHAGA)

Barbara Pearn loves living in rural Ontario, surrounded by barns, waterfalls, trees, lakes, rivers, hills and valleys. There's artistic inspiration every day. Every day looks different. Barbara says “the interplay of light, form and structure of trees captivates me. I find myself often painting trees.” Her usual medium is oil. She has her work on display in galleries in Collingwood & Clarksburg.
Barbara also does commissioned art work.
You can see some of her wonderful art work at https://www.facebook.com/BarbaraPearnArtist/
http://barbarapearn.blogspot.ca/

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.
https://www.facebook.com/opasworkshop/

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 https://www.facebook.com/Forgar-Creations-505689462782278/e 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 http://etsy.me/2tzgeXU

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

Farmaway

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.

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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.

Saturday, December 10th, OLDE FASHIONED CHRISMTAS ARTISAN MARKET, Thornbury

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.