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Carolina Pride Pastures, LLC

Specializing in fine fiber and education

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Join us September 23rd and 24th, 2017, from 10 AM until 5 PM for National Alpaca Farm Days. A great, free opportunity for the public to come meet 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. Fiber processing demonstrations including knitting, crocheting, tumbling, and carding. Handmade alpaca items will be available for purchase and much more!

Planning a group event or educational field trip this fall? Contact us today to plan your unique visit!!! Our calendar is already filling!

The farm is always changing. We just welcomed our first spring, a little girl named Rose. We are expecting several more crias this fall. We have added new educational stations to the farm to enhance the experience. Our stations cover SC Standards including:
Social Studies: K-1, K-4.3, 1-1.1,1-1.3, 1.-1.4, 2-1.1, 2-3
Science: K.S.1A.1, K.L.2A, K.E.3, 1.E.4, 2


Our covered shelter provides a place for students to eat lunch and learn.
Students interacting with the herd.

Storm (cria) giving kissing to the new mom. Big Sky has just been born!

Vistors will also receive their farm passport or stamp if they already have a passport!

Carolina Pride Pastures is an alpaca farm featuring huacaya alpacas. The farm specializes in farm tours, educational seminars, fleece sales, and alpaca fertilizer.

Alicia Holbrook, owner, and her husband, Eric started the farm after Alicia watched a late night show on the animals after the birth of their second daughter. Eric loved the idea, which is rare!!! After they attended a seminar on the animals, they decided to make the investment.

Over the course of two years, Alicia and Eric purchased land, built a barn, and fence. With the help of some great family members, the entire project was completed in November, 2013. Since the arrival of the starter herd of 5 pregnant females in November 2013, the herd has welcomed 8 crias over the past two years. The herd welcomed a female cria the spring of 2017.

The herd is protected by a Great Pyrenees that Alicia's mom rescued. Her original name may have been Molly or Megan but everyone now calls her Big Girl. After a rocky afternoon when the alpacas first arrived, Big Girl's herd protecting instincts quickly kicked in and she started to work the fields. The farm has added a female llama, Dolly, for the girls' pastures and a male llama, Ed, for the boys' pastures. Stop by and really see the difference between alpacas and llamas.

About the owners:
Alicia graduated from the University of South Carolina with a degree in Business. After over a 10 year career in Human Resources, Alicia gave up her career to be a stay-at-home mom of two smart and beautiful girls. Eric works for a nearby OSB facility where he is a reliability technician.

Rules on the Farm
For your safety and for the protection of our land and animals, we ask that you read all the rules and guidelines listed below. Please observe and follow ALL notices and signs.
1. Absolutely NO THROWING of feed, rocks, sticks, etc.
2. We love dogs but please don’t bring yours to the farm. Our guard animals may see them as a threat to the alpacas.
3. Alpacas only have teeth on the bottom. When feeding the alpacas, use a flat hand to ensure your hand is not pinched.
4. Please do not bring food from home for the farm animals.
5. Absolutely no smoking is allowed on the farm! Anyone smoking will be asked to extinguish their cigarette or cigar and/or asked to leave.
6. No weapons or costume weapons that give the appearance of being real are allowed on the farm.
7. To make this a fun & educational experience for all, we ask that you please WATCH, MAINTAIN & CONTROL your children. Please read and obey all signs as they are intended for the safety of all.
8. Please be careful when walking around our fields. The ground can be uneven and fire ant mounds can appear overnight.
9. DO NOT open any farm gates.
10. Please be aware and keep well away from tractors and farm machinery while in use. We are a working farm and our machines are active continuously throughout the day.
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