Rain or shine, Old Homestead Alpacas is hosting its fifth annual open barn from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday at 5260 Stateline Road.
Admission is $2 per person for ages 2 years and older.
The one-time per-year event gives the community a chance to watch the alpaca herd prance around the pastures in their freshly shorn, hilariously adorable “bobblehead” look for summer.
The homestead’s pioneering heritage will also be displayed. A collection of historic documents outlining the farm’s homestead settlement will be on show in the original barn
Adjacent from the barn the old renovated milking parlor has been converted into a dye studio, where visitors can learn how farm-grown heirloom dye plants and flowers are used to transform the herd’s fiber into vibrant natural hues from red to orange and green to blue.
The old creamery is now the farm store, stocked with farm-raised fiber items from knitting yarns to finished garments.