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Welcome to the World, Mr. Darcy!

Willow, our dark brown, award-winning huacaya dam, gave birth to a healthy male cria on Tuesday, October 15th at around 1 pm. He is a handsome bay-black weighing in at 14 pounds. He was up and nursing with the hour after birth. He is a friendly little boy. We are unabashedly naming our extremely handsome […]

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End of Summer Farm News

Our newest cria, Amelia, is growing fast. She was born in May to Priscilla and is already almost ready to wean. Her fleece is silky and “drapey”. We are looking forward to showing her this fall.       Sissy, our cria from last fall, is growing fast too! Look at how big she is […]

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Welcome to the herd, Amelia!!!

Sometime, at approximately 9:00 a.m., a healthy light fawn female cria weighing 19 pounds was born to Priscilla. The cria is named Amelia, after our daughter, Emily, who turned 16 yesterday; and after Amelia County, the home of five generations of Andersons since the 1880’s. Amelia weighed in at 19 pounds. She was born in […]

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The New Alpaca Products Are In! The New Alpaca Products Are In!

Just arrived! Alpaca hats, scarves, gloves, socks, and more.  Just in time for this Saturday’s farmer’s market at My Manakin Market! Click on the new page on our website, Alpaca Products. These items are beautiful! Frequently compared to cashmere, the unique qualities of alpaca place it in a class of its own. Warmer and stronger than […]

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Market: Rain or Shine

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My Manakin Market has been such a wonderful experience for AAVA. We have enjoyed meeting so many very nice people. Some of whom are “regulars” to the market are fast becoming friends. Last Saturday, we brought four new animals to the market.Willow and Johnny Fleece joined their friends Annaliese and Duchess in the ride from […]

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My Manakin Market, September 17th

Andersons’ Alpacas brought the returning Clementinee as well as newcomers, Deardon’s Anneliese and her cria (baby) Bertie, to Manakin Market on Saturday the 17th of September. It was a lovely day at the market. Pleasant weather despite the threat of rain. The rain heeded our musical pleas to “stay away”. Stay away it did, until […]

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Upcoming Events

Bear with me while I learn how to install and configure a calendar plugin on our blog/website…. Meanwhile, I will share the old-fashioned way: I will tell you! Andersons Alpacas of Virginia will be at My Manakin Market  most Saturdays in Sept & Oct (weather permitting) from 8am to noon (except Oct 1). The farmer’s […]

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AAVA Goes to My Manakin Market

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  It was a fantastic day at the farmers market! Andersons Alpacas made its first appearance at My Manakin Market inGoochland,Virginia, yesterday! We met old friends, made new friends, and even found that we were related to a pair of folks that we met for the first time yesterday! We brought two young, two year-old maidens […]

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