Frequently Asked Questions
What's happening in 2021?
We are so excited to kick off our 2021 season and have some really exciting events and opportunities in the works!
This year we are going to be offering a variety of small group activities including recurring Alpaca Yoga classes and Coffee Hour with the Herd. In addition, we'll be hosting some special events including an Adult Easter Egg Hunt, Movie Night, Wine and Music Night, and seasonal photoshoots.
Pronk on over to the Upcoming Events page to see what is currently available. Don't want to miss a beat? Then please be sure to subscribe to our Website. You'll find the Subscribe option at the bottom of the page. We email all Subscribers when new Events become available.
What is your 'Adopt a Llama' program?
Did you know that you can adopt a Llama or an Alpaca for a month? Unfortunately this doesn't mean that you can put Conswala in your back yard...but you can 'Adopt' one of our herd members for fun and bragging rights while supporting the care of our animals.
You can learn more about this option on our 'Online Shopping' page. When you adopt an animal you will receive a frameable Adoption Certificate, your adopted daughter's Bio, a llama and alpaca fun fact page, a 5x7 color photo, a Lucky Us Farm sticker AND a personalized 'Thank you' video!
The Adopt a Llama / Adopt an Alpaca program makes for a really wonderful and unique gift, a fun treat for yourself, provides a way to enjoy the herd when you can't visit, and is a wonderful way to support the farm!
Do you have regularly scheduled Open Hours?
Yes! We do have a monthly Open Farm day that is free to the public! You can find the dates on our Upcoming Events Page.
All private farm visits are by appointment only. We wish that we had more flexibility in our schedules and more appointments to offer, but because Kris and Kevin work full time day jobs and have endless farm chores, it leaves little time for fun with friends. But we promise to do our best to share these magnificent animals with you as often as we can.
How do I schedule an appointment to visit the farm?
If you are interested in visiting the farm, please go to our 'Upcoming Events' page . There you will see all of our upcoming events including our monthly Open Farm dates, which are free to the public. You will also find an offering for a Private Farm Visit. If you click on it, it will take you to our calendar and any available dates will be in bold. You can then click on that date and follow the instructions to book your visit. If you don't see any dates in bold, that means that we are sold out. Additional dates will be added to the calendar for future months. We tend to book 1-2 months out. So please check back regularly!
If you have a special request, please feel free to send us an emal. Our schedule is pretty full, but if we can squeeze you in, we certainly will.
When is your Gift Shop Open?
We are very proud of the 'Llamalicous Boutique', which offers a huge variety of alpaca and llama themed treasures. The Boutique is always available to guests when they are attending an Event or during Open Farm hours.
Can I schedule a birthday party or special event on the farm?
We are always open to new and fun ways to utilize our special space and incorporate our magnificent animals. If you have a special request, please email us with your ideas and we will let you know if we can accommodate you.
What do you do with the money you charge for Events and Visits?
All monies that we raise through farm events goes directly back to the care and well-being of our animals. We are passionate about making sure that our animals are happy and healthy and living in a safe and nurturing environment that provides as many creature comforts to them as we are able. Hence money goes towards endless needs of quality grain, minerals, hay and vet costs, as well as never ending farm improvement projects such as new fencing, building improvements or additions, and pasture and equipment maintenance. When you see us, please don't hesitate to ask what farm improvement projects Kevin is working on and what we are doing to make our animals happy each and every day. It's one of our favorite topics of conversation!
What if I want to visit on a special day that you don't have available on your calendar?
We understand that you may have a particular day in mind to visit, such as a birthday or a time when you have company visiting from out of town. If you have a request that isn't on our calendar, please send us an email! If we can squeeze you into the calendar, we would love to help make your day extra special! It's worth noting that we are rarely able to find a spot on the calendar if your request is within the next 4-6 weeks, so the more notice that you can give us, the better!
What are my options regarding professional farm photos?
When you are visiting the farm, you are welcome to take as many cell phone pictures as you please!
We offer three options for professional photos on the farm: 1) When you book a private farm tour or Alpicnic, you will have the option of adding an additional 'Photo Shoot' package. This includes 10 digital pictures that capture the magic of your visit. The pictures are casual with no particular backdrop or props...other than your big smiles and the adorable animals at your side. Your photo session will be professionally edited and emailed to you within a week of your visit. 2) We periodically offer styled photo shoots. This includes a 15 minute session with a styled seasonal backdrop (ie. flowers, tractor, hay bales, pumpkins, pine trees, etc) and of course a few members of the herd. You will receive at least 10 digital pictures professionally edited and emailed to you within 10 days of the shoot. 3) You may bring your own professional photographer to the farm to capture your farm magic. We charge a venue fee which does not include the photographer or any of his/her charges. This is perfect for special occasions such as engagement sessions or family photos.