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Thursday, November 1, 2018

Sandollar's Fuzzy Wuzzy Studio & Farm Store

Most of our customers know that we had an alpaca and leather boutique store in downtown Kennewick, WA for several years. It was a great way to get to know a lot of new customers and introduce them to alpacas and the products available from their wool, and all the custom leather goods that Collins is able to produce!

We found it more difficult than expected to take care of both the farm and the store, so this summer (2018) we finished a new space about twice as large as our downtown store in our large shop building on the farm. We just LOVE IT and we hope our customers do as well! Nikki moved her office back to the farm as well and so now we are both here to greet customers, give tours, as well as take care of the farm.

Our new expanded hours are from 1pm to 5pm Tuesday through Saturday; we will be closed Sundays and Mondays. But our motto is "if the gates are open, we are open, so come on by!"

We just finished re-stocking many new items in the store, and of course, Collins continues to make all sorts of custom leather accessories and gun leather for folks. We can't wait to show it to you!
Interior Views of Store

Interior Views of Store

Happy Family in Front of Store Mural!

Happy Family in Front of Store Mural!


Sunday, September 30, 2018

National Alpaca Farm Days

It was a smashing success this year! NAFD is an annual event that happens all over the United States; alpaca farms are open to the public to give visitors a taste of the "alpaca lifestyle". We had over 400-500 visitors this year...taking a selfie taken with an alpaca, visiting the Great Pyrenees livestock guardians, chickens and the bees, and checking out our newly enlarged studio and country Mercantile, The Fuzzy Wuzzy! See you next year!!

Saturday, September 1, 2018

The Bees Are In Full Production!

Collins is now an official beekeeper. Our good friend Dave Carney of Double D Alpacas, gave us a "live hive" (that's a hive that already has a resident swarm)...recently, some of the bees "swarmed" over to a fencepost...Collins suited up and took handfuls of bees and put them into an empty hive...now we have two "live hives"...next time you visit Sandollar Alpacas, you will have something new to see!

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Training Alpacas is Such Fun!

Well, I have been working with the show string two or three times per week now for two weeks. We started with a "midline catch" and then a "bracelet" hold...a few select head and mouth works, introduction of the halter and then introduction of the lead. Tonite was the first time I took each of them outside the catch pen and into the "real world"...several were pretty obstinate and several were fairly accepting...I just love this part because they catch on so fast...