What is there to do on a farm with Alpacas and Llamas?

האכלה מכף היד
האכלת הלאמות והאלפקות מכף היד שלך. בכניסה תקבלו שקית חטיפים לחיות החמודות.
טיולאמה
לרכב על לאמה בשבילי החווה. חווייה כיפית לילדים במשקל עד 25 קילוגרם. בתשלום נפרד
לפגוש בשבילי החווה
לפגוש בשבילי החווה את האלפקות והלאמות, לצפות במנהגיהן המוזרים, ללמוד עליהן, להינות מהתנהגותן האצילית, ללטף ולדבר איתן. משעשע, מחמם לב ונעים.
סיפור החווה בבקתה
על כוס קפה וגלידה קרה לשמוע את סיפור החווה וההבדל בין אלפקה ללאמה
צמר האלפקות
צמר האלפקות נחשב לאחד מסוגי הצמר האיכותיים בעולם #לינק למידע נוסף
פיקניק לאמה
יציאה לשטח עם ארוחת פיקניק מפנקת. #לינק למידע נוסף

The Alpacas and their habits

Alpacas and Llamas are small Camelids that originate from the Andes Mountains in South America. They developed differently from their cousins, the more known desert camels that have learned to thrive in harsh conditions. Unlike the camels, alpacas had to adapt to the cold and mountain terrain of the Andes. The alpacas are smaller animals that are covered in wool, and they are unable to store water and food like their cousins. The alpaca wool is a light and insulated material that is able to help maintain the bodies temperature.

In their native land, alpacas are used for their wool for clothing, blankets and carpets. Whereas the llamas have a coarse wool, and therefore are used to carry belongings through the mountain trails.

Alpacas are not only know for their wool, but also for their unique habits!

Alpacas Habits

Alpacas and Llamas are small Camelids that originate from the Andes Mountains in South America. They developed differently from their cousins, the more known desert camels that have learned to thrive in harsh conditions. Unlike the camels, alpacas had to adapt to the cold and mountain terrain of the Andes. The alpacas are smaller animals that are covered in wool, and they are unable to store water and food like their cousins. The alpaca wool is a light and insulated material that is able to help maintain the bodies temperature.

In their native land, alpacas are used for their wool for clothing, blankets and carpets. Whereas the llamas have a coarse wool, and therefore are used to carry belongings through the mountain trails.

Alpacas are not only know for their wool, but also for their unique habits!

Alpaca Public Bathrooms

Alpacas have their own “public restroom” areas which is determined by the herd. These areas are also act like a “bulletin board” where they can learn what is going on by smell. Through these public bathrooms they are able to learn if an alpaca in the herd is pregnant, newborns, and if one is sick or weak.

Spitting

An argument between alpacas such as food, mating or status in the herd – is settled through spitting. A funny and unusual site to see! The alpaca do not spit on humans on purpose, but if you are around when they are fighting, you may be hit!

Reproduction

The female alpacas (and llamas) do not have a mating season. They can get pregnant  any time of the year. The female alpaca eggs only release through stimulation, therefore the full mating can lead to a particular long process, up to an hour! During the mating, it is common to see the other females “waiting in line” or trying to “steal” the males attention. The males also interrupt one another by spitting and screaming. The gestation period for the alpacas is 11.5 months, and they only give birth to one baby per pregnancy.

Alpaca Wool

The alpaca wool is considered to be one of the highest qualites comparable to angora and cashmere

Soft – The wool is soft and comfortable, and thanks to the rigorous production process, the wool is almost without “stinging threads”

Insulation –  The wool is well insulated from both the cold and heat. The alpaca hair fibers are hollow, thus trapping air inside that gives it its high insulation properties.

Light Weight – Alpaca wool weights about half that of sheep’s wool.

Natural Colors – Today in the farm the wool comes in 4 colors; brown, grey, black and white, and these colors have different natural shades. The wool is not dyed and all the shades (up to 32!) are natural so the color does not fade.

The alpacas are sheared in the spring, that give them all summer to grow new wool. All the stages for processing the wool are done on our farm: from raising the alpacas, shearing, washing of the wool, preparing the wool for spinning, weaving and finally – cutting the wool into threads. The process is done by both manual labor and use of simple machinery.

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מחיר הכניסה לחווה כולל השתתפות בהדרכה, ביקור במפעל הצמר, בית הקפה, האכלת האלפקות והלאמות מכף היד וסיור חופשי בחווה. 

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מחירים אלה כוללים הדרכה פרטית לקבוצה (למעט חגים ושבתות), האכלת האלפקות והלאמות מכף היד וסיור חופשי בחווה.

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