We have been actively
involved in the llama community since 1993, and in 1996 founded Wellspring Farm. Elke is a fiber artist and uses the llama
fiber for spinning and felting.
WHAT DO WE DO WITH LLAMAS?
Alongwith the ever popular question "do they spit?" we are asked "what do we do with llamas".
At Wellspring Farm we use their fiber for felting and spun yarn, we hike with them, they help protect our sheep flock, we
compete (for fun) in llama shows, we breed and train, we hold Open Houses. What
would you like to do with llamas?
SERVICES OFFERED : full body cut or show cut, electric clippers or hand shears. Toenail trimming also available.
Please email the following information for scheduling and quote: number of animals, first time or have they been sheared before,
type of cut, best time/day for shearing, location, where they will be shorn (ie restraining chute, shed), any necessary details
or questions you may have.
Email Elke at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Other services available:
On farm, Llama 101 Workshops
Wellspring Farm Forrest Gump
One of the most famous residents of the farm
is Forrest Gump. He was born 6 weeks early, couldn't stand and his mom did not have milk. He
was tiny but stubborn. He lived the first 2 weeks of his life in the house sleeping with the dogs and cats. The
night he opened all the kitchen cabinets and drawers he was moved into the barn. His favorite kitty, Maggie, followed
to stay his buddy for years. On cold winter nights I would find Maggie sleeping curled up next to Forrest. When
he was 8 years old, he paid back for all we did to keep him alive, when he was the donor for a blood transfusion for our deathly
ill Penelope. One year later, Penelope is still with us, Forrest still has attitude!
Forrest passed away the end of Sept. He will be sorely missed.
LLAMA 101 AND TRAINING SERVICES
If you would like to learn about llamas,
or are interested in possibly having some llamas in your life we offer private or group Llama 101 classes on the
farm. We'll go through all you need to be prepared to be a "
llama mama", care and feeding
plus medical issues, llama behavior and some hands on training with llamas.
If you already have llamas and need a helping hand in training them for a better relationship
we are available to work with you and your llama on your farm.
us for more information.