Stramba Farm 

Stramba Farm is home to 37 alpacas, 2 Great Pyrenees livestock guardians and numerous barn cats. We are heavily focused on fiber production. Our herd make up is 29 males 2 Suri the rest are Huacaya and 8 females all Huacaya. We welcome you to stop by for a visit any day during regular chore time which is typically 6:30am and 6:00pm. Or call us and set up a time that is more convenient for you. We would be happy to answer any questions

Morning chores is a quick check in, clean stalls and make sure everyone has fresh water and plenty of hay. Evening chores is more of the same; we do feed all the alpacas a little grain in the evening and spend a little more time just enjoying them. If you are thinking of entering into the Alpaca lifestyle we welcome you to come give a hand during chores to see that alpacas are truly easy keepers. Herd health is typically the first weekend of the month, which typically takes us about an hour to do the whole bunch, which includes an Ivomectin shot for the prevention of M-Worm for every alpaca on the farm, a quick check of teeth and toenails and the occasional trim of a topknot as they start to impede their sight, much like trimming your bangs.

Shearing happens once a year usually right around mothers day for us it is a big event here and we always welcome extra hands. Now that we have added a mill we are planning a shearing event for next year so check back for more details.

A few tips if you are planning on stopping in for a visit just remember this is a working farm and dirt and dust are everywhere. We have working livestock guardian dogs that live with the alpacas so we have to ask that you not bring pets.

 

Terri Stramba | Wampum, PA 16157 | Phone: (724) 752-4146info@strambafarmalpacas.com