Our herd is composed of alpacas with heritage from all three South American countries. Although we bred most of our girls in the early years, once we reached about 30 alpacas, we slowed down the breeding business and are now primarily a fiber farm business, producing fleeces for roving and yarn and selling finished alpaca products. Some of the alpacas who make yarn for us are shown below.
Our Best Yarn Producers
Foss Mtn Pennies from Heaven
Pennies is an appaloosa and her few brown spots blend seamlessly with her beige base coat during processing at the mill to produce a creamy yarn. See pictures of our yarn on the ‘Alpaca Products’ page.
Galaxy’s Cracklin Rosie – is she silver or rose???
Cracklin’ is light silver grey, but shows some rose gray too. She has very beautiful, very fine silver fleece. She is a sweetie, and is our go to girl for the demos with the llamas and alpacas at the Fryeburg Fair. She does the obstacles well! Her yarn certainly looks silver grey and is a great seller!
Foss Mtn Guns N Roses
‘Gunny’ is a beautiful rose gray boy, who with his half brother Purple Rain, produces some of our best-selling yarn. He won a third place ribbon in Vermont’s Green Mountain Fall Spectacular as a yearling. Also as a yearling, he won a second place ribbon in the New England Hands On fleece show. He also won a third place ribbon at the New England Classic halter show as a two year old. The judge liked his density and soft handle.
Foss Mtn Troubadour – another appaloosa
Troubadour is big and beautiful and has passed on his wonderful spots to two of Queenie’s daughters, Pennies from Heaven and Athena. He and his daughters have awesome fleeces! As with Pennies, the brown spots blend with the light fawn base coat to produce a fawn yarn with very faint marbling. His fiber, as he has aged, as still remained fine enough for yarn. Due to it’s light color, his yarn can be dyed a variety of nice colors.
Foss Mtn Purple Rain
‘Purp’ has the most beautiful and soft fiber that actually looks lavender. He doesn’t produce all that much, so we blend his rose gray fleece with his half brother Guns N Roses.
Foss Mtn Tupelo Honey
Tupelo Honey has medium fawn fiber that is just a shade lighter than her sire Sammy. We generally blend her fleece with Axel to make a very pretty ‘twist’ yarn or a heathered yarn that looks like tweed.
Principio’s Caribean Queen
Queenie has beautiful fiber that we sometimes process along with a darker animal to make heathered yarn or a twist. But we still have some of ‘totally Queenie’ yarn in stock as well.
Athena was the last cria born on our farm. She was the result of an accidental breeding and we were so happy to see her brown nose and tiny spots, because we knew then that her Papa was our gorgeous Troubadour! She has grown to be a big girl, who is very bonded with her full sister Pennies and her mother Queenie. Her yarn is beautiful and quite white, as she has very few spots on her blanket area.