‘This project started when we were talking about the 25th anniversary and brainstorming ideas to recognize the milestone’Read more
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…Read more
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…Read more
The Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Indiana, recently welcomed a new addition to its alpaca herd, Providence Raphael Anthony. Providence Raphael Anthony, “Tony” for short, was given this name…Read more
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.