Tuckahoe Treasures Alpaca Farm host Christmas open house
DENTON — Tuckahoe Treasures Alpaca Farm is hosting a Christmas open house, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 26, on the farm at 8955 Tuckahoe Road, Denton.
Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus will be on hand all day, and children and adults alike can also enjoy tours of the farm and multiple demonstrations, including ones by blacksmith David Collier, of Broken Hammer Forge in Henderson.
The farm’s store will offer a chance to get a jump on holiday shopping, with its stock of yarn, scarves, socks and sweaters.
Socks made with warm alpaca wool will be discounted, and anyone who makes a purchase will get a 20 percent off coupon that will be good on all purchases throughout December.
The 200-acre farm is owned by Glenn and Elaine Orme. The couple have grown soybeans, barley, wheat and corn for years, Elaine Orme said, but a few years ago, they wanted to add livestock.
“We looked at everything — buffalo, emus, cows,” Orme said.
Orme said they picked alpacas because their value is in their wool, not their meat, so it is not necessary to kill them. They’re also easier to care for than a lot of other livestock.
“They’re beautiful, docile creatures,” Orme said.
The Ormes bought their first animal in 2009 from another Caroline County alpaca farm, Outstanding Dreams Farm, outside Preston.
Today, Tuckahoe Treasures has 28 alpacas, including two youths, called crias, and two pregnant female alpacas who are due in the spring.
Orme said all of their alpacas are also for sale.
For more information, call 410-479-2971 or visit www.tuckahoetreasures.com.
Tuckahoe Treasures Alpaca Farm will be hosting a Christmas open house Saturday, Nov. 26, on the farm at 8955 Tuckahoe Road, Denton.