2 Point Farm, LLC

Welcome to 2 Point Farm, LLC.  We operate a small family farm in Northern Kentucky.  We raise Suri Alpacas and sell made in the U.S.A. Alpaca products.  Please visit our online shop for unique and affordable gifts and accessories and browse our pages to learn about our herd of “distinguished” Suri Alpacas.

We continue to add new and different Alpaca products every year, so check the store and our Facebook page for updates.  We also offer Alpaca Sales and Stud Services.  The farm is open by appointment only, but the online store is always open!

Where to Find 2 Point Farm Alpaca Products During Dec 2017

Here’s the latest list of where you can find us and our amazing alpaca products:

Dec. 3, 2017: Covington Latin School, 21 E 11th Street, Covington, KY 11am-5pm

Dec. 8-9, 2017: Covington Night Bazaar, 3rd & Court St, Covington, KY, Hours on Dec 8th are from 6pm-10pm and Hours on Dec 9th are from 4pm – 10pm

Always – Online!

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Thank you for a GREAT National Alpaca Farm Day at 2 Point Farm

Thanks to everyone who visited 2 Point Farm for our 2nd annual National Alpaca Farm Day on September 23, 2017.  We had lots of visitors, great questions and the alpacas enjoyed their treats!  If you missed this event, you can always find us online, by email or phone and at various events during Oct-December 2017.

 

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Dolly says “See you Next Year!”

2 Point Farm OPEN for National Alpaca Farm Days Saturday Sept 23, 2017

Compared to most livestock in North America, alpacas are relatively new. First commercially imported in 1984, many people have seen alpacas on their favorite television shows or on the news, but have never met one in person. Now is your chance!

On the weekend of September 23rd, alpaca owners from across the United States and Canada will invite the public to come to their farm or ranch to meet their alpacas and learn more about these inquisitive, unique animals, the luxury fiber they produce and why the alpaca business is perfect for environmentally conscious individuals.

From 10am to 4pm on September 23rd, 2 Point Farm will welcome guests to visit the farm to meet their herd of rare Suri Alpacas, feel their soft fleece and learn about their care and the many ways their fiber is used in various products.

Stop in to see how the 2016 babies have grown and meet our new cria Tosca.  The farm store will also be stocked with plenty of socks and new this year — yarn from our herd!

We are located at 6330 Warsaw Rd, Dry Ridge, KY 41035.    The gravel drive is between a cemetery and a small white church.  Watch the mailbox addresses since GPS may not accurately pinpoint our address.  See you soon!

All other days we are open by appointment only.  Please contact us in advance.

 

 

 

Join us for I-75 Yarn Crawl!

Visit the shop at 2 Point Farm Suri Alpacas for small batch, mill spun Suri Alpaca yarns, and exquisite, one of a kind hand spun yarns* from our Suri Alpaca herd, in both natural and hand dyed colors. We also carry premium Suri Alpaca yarns from the North America Suri Company.  Alpaca Socks, Handmade Rugs and raw fiber for spinning are also available. * Quantities limited.

Hours: August 8-11th  11am – 6pm; August 12th 11am – 5pm; August 13th 11am – 4pm; ALL OTHER DAYS BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

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Suri Alpaca Handspun yarn

What is a Yarn Crawl?  The I-75 Yarn Crawl is a 6 day event in Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky & Tennessee with over 55 yarn shops!  Travel from shop to shop to experience a variety of yarn shops, see what’s new and perhaps win some fabulous prizes too!  Check the website for a full list of participating yarn shops and prize details:  www.theI75yarncrawl.com

Our farm store is on the premises and it’s not fancy, but it is where “farm to yarn” happens and where you can see Suri alpacas up close and personal too!

 

Premium Suri Alpaca Yarns in Stock!

2 Point Farm is proud to announce we now carry the FULL LINE of premium Suri Alpaca Yarns made by the North American Suri Company!   These exquisite yarns showcase the elegance and sophistication of Suri Alpaca fleece.   Check out our online shop to find a yarn for every skill level and every project!  Choose from Suri Decadence, Simply Suri, Suri Textures, Suri Singles and AcceSURIEs.  Yarns range from Fingering to Chunky weights.  Many colors in stock to choose from and more available which can be special ordered at no additional cost.  Free patterns also available with purchase.

Suri Singles Yarn

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Suri AcceSURIES yarn

Premium Suri Alpaca Yarn Now Available!

2 Point Farm is proud to announce we will be carrying the FULL LINE of premium Suri Alpaca Yarns made by the North American Suri Company!   These exquisite yarns showcase the elegance and sophistication of Suri Alpaca fleece.   Check out our online shop to find a yarn for every skill level and every project!

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Where to Find 2 Point Farm Alpaca Products In November-December 2016

Here are the Events where you can find 2 Point Farm alpaca products during the months of November and December 2016.  We have socks, gloves, mittens, hats,scarves and more while they last!  Also available by pre-rearranged appointment only, please call 859-428-9220.

  • Nov. 23rd 9am-1pm Covington Farmer’s Market at Hotel Covington, 638 Madison Ave. Covington, KY 41011
  • Dec 2nd 6pm-10pm Covington Night Bazaar, Court Street by the Courthouse, Covington, KY 41011
  • Dec 3rd 6pm-10pm Covington Night Bazaar, Court Street by the Courthouse, Covington, KY 41011
  • Dec 4th  11am-5pm Covington Latin School, 21 E 11th Street, Covington, KY 41011
  • Alpaca Socks, Rugs, Ruana

Alpaca Open Farm Day Sept. 24, 2016 10 am – 4 pm

On September 24 2016, alpaca owners from across the United States and Canada will invite the public to come to their farm or ranch to meet their alpacas and learn more about these inquisitive, unique animals, the luxury fiber they produce, and why raising alpacas and alpaca fiber products are perfect for environmentally conscious individuals!  On September 24th, from 10 am to 4 pm, 2 Point Farm will welcome guests to meet their herd of Suri Alpacas, learn about their care and the many uses for their amazing fiber.

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2 Point Farm sits on 118 acres of farmland in Dry Ridge, KY in Grant County and is named for the two ridges that frame the property and for our first farm purchase, a “2 point plow”.  In 2013, alpacas were the livestock of choice based on their earth friendly qualities and peaceful nature.  The herd was started with a focus on the distinguished and rare Suri alpaca known for its silky and lustrous fleece.  Today, the herd numbers 21, including 3 crias (babies) born in September.   The farm focuses on using alpaca fleece in a variety of products including socks, gloves, scarves, hats, rugs and yarn, which are available for sale.  The farm also offers alpaca sales and stud services.

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Alpacas are members of the camelid family.  They are cousins to the llama.  They are graceful, intelligent animals native to the Andean Mountain range of South America, particularly Peru, Bolivia, and Chile.   There are two types of alpacas in the USA. They are almost physically identical, and are distinguished by their fiber. The Huacaya (wa-Ki’-ah) is the more common of the two and has a fluffy, extremely fine coat. The Suri (SUR-ee) is more rare and has fiber that is silky and resembles pencil-locks.

Visit the farm on Sept. 24th and learn more about these peaceful creatures and the many environmentally friendly qualities of the alpaca!

We are located at 6330 Warsaw Rd, Dry Ridge, KY 41035.    The gravel drive is between a cemetery and a small white church.  Watch the mailbox addresses since GPS may not accurately pinpoint our address.  See you soon!

 

Camelidynamics Clinic in Kentucky, November 19-21, 2016

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Tell all your friends and head to the Camelidynamics clinic hosted by 2 Point Farm and the Kentucky Alpaca Association.  There’s no substitute for seeing Marty Bennett in action!  Click here for more information about the event, special discounts and to sign up.

Marty has traveled over a million miles around the world teaching her brand of animal understanding.  At this clinic you will learn:

  • What CAMELIDynamics is and how it can help you.
  • The science of behavior and how it affects everything you do with your animals.
  • The basics of balance and physics of animal handling.
  • TTouch for communication and relaxation.
  • How to set up your farm for success with toenail trimming, injections and lead training.
  • Leading with refinement and fitness! AND lots MORE!

Don’t miss this event and the chance to learn from the one and only Marty Bennett!  Kentucky Alpaca Association members receive a rebate on 2017 dues renewal!

Alpaca Training

Alpaca training opportunities are often created by youthful curiosity.  I love it!  Whenever possible, I try to take advantage of the animal’s natural tendencies and interests when training.  Just like people, if we are interested and want to explore something new, we are more receptive to learning.  This applies to alpaca training too.  None of us like having training pushed on us, as I recall fondly from my past corporate life.  For the alpacas, it doesn’t matter if the behavior is not exactly what I’m looking for at the beginning.  I will shape the behavior in small steps using positive reinforcement and lots of patience.  I learned how to clicker train dogs years ago and I find it can also be used to train alpaca with some modification.

Here is my little Suri alpaca boy Shane who learning to wear a halter and exploring the alpaca chute (right).  Alpacas are naturally curious creatures, but right now he is more curious than the others.  He will often follow me around and explore different areas of the barn.   I will stop doing my chores to take advantage of his interest in being around me or as it turned out today, exploring the chute.  I offer him yummy pellet treats which he loves.  The treats keep his interest and reward him for trying new things.  Alpaca training sessions are very short and I always try to end on a positive note.

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Each of my young alpacas have different personalities, so each alpaca training plan will be a customized training approach.  That said, they will all need to learn the basics.   I want them to learn that respectful handling is part of daily life.   Each one should learn to wear a halter and walk on lead. Each one should be conditioned to be comfortable in the chute for safe handling in case there is a medical procedure or emergency treatment.   A happy chute experience also a major enabler for one person handling.  The key will be making these activities part of everyday life.  I’m quite sure I will learn a lot in the process, so stay tuned!