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Have you Herd? Reflections with Madison

By Tara Elmore | May 14, 2024 |

Reflecting on the memories

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What does winter look like on an alpaca and chicken farm?

By Tara Elmore | February 18, 2024 |

As if alpacas weren’t cute enough without adding outerwear.

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Welcome Providence André Benjamin!

By Jason Moon | October 18, 2023 |

Stop by and visit Providence Andre Benjamin!

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Welcome Providence Jack Francis!

By Sisters of Providence | September 29, 2023 |

All are invited to come to Saint Mary-of-the-Woods to meet Providence Jack Francis and the other alpacas!

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Meet Providence Pax Terre!

By Sisters of Providence | June 22, 2023 |

Welcome Providence Pax Terre!

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Adopting Iggy

By Sisters of Providence | November 20, 2021 |

Our plan is to try and make this an annual trip to come see Iggy so he doesn’t forget that his Florida parents Love him very much!

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Meet our newest alpaca, Providence Isabelle (Bella)

By Mary Riley | September 27, 2021 |

Welcome to the herd Bella! Our newest alpaca is spunky and the spitting image of her mother.

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Welcoming our 2021 WVC Summer Interns!

By Sister Mary Montgomery | June 20, 2021 |

I hope you have an opportunity to meet some of them!

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Volunteer Spotlight: Meet Kristen Kimery!

By Jason Moon | May 18, 2021 |

“I get to meet new people and learn more about the alpacas. I love it.”

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White Violet Center: Though the world may pause, life always moves forward

By Libby Robinette | September 9, 2020 |

While the world seemingly stands still, it has been reassuring to watch the life cycles of the farm continue to spin on. Winter still turned into spring, which still turned…

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Tony and the NIH: Our newest alpaca becomes a part of history

By Mary Riley | August 5, 2020 |

This past April, the Sisters of Providence were blessed with a bouncing bundle of alpaca joy, Raphael Anthony (aka Tony). It couldn’t have come at a better time. At this…

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Alpaca Shearing 2020

By Mary Riley | June 24, 2020 |

After a postponement of nearly two months due to the COVID-19 pandemic, White Violet Center alpacas finally got sheared on Saturday, June 20. The herd were all quite ready to…

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An important part of our sustainable agriculture program is our alpaca herd. Alpacas are wonderful animals that are full of personality. They are valued for their fiber which is warmer than wool, water resistant, hypoallergenic and very soft. Each spring our alpacas are sheared and the best of the fiber is spun into yarn. It is then knitted and crocheted into scarves, hats, and other garments. These items are then sold at Linden Leaf Gifts and The Farm Store at White Violet. We also mix their manure with leaves and kitchen scraps and use it to enrich the soil in our garden. Each year our alpacas get thousands of visitors. We also have an Adopt an Alpaca program which makes a great gift for all animal lovers.

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