Our Story ...

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We have had a huge jump in new subsribers so I thought I would retell our story, who we are and what we are about!
A to Z Alpacas is a small family farm located in Southern Alberta, Canada. We own over 200 alpacas and have been building our herd since 1999!

I am Leslie Unruh, my daughter, Kayla and I live on the family farm with my dad, Rod Unruh. Kayla and I moved back home after my mom passed away. Being here wasn't planned but it sure did work out to be a dream life.

A to Z Alpacas is one of Canada's largest commercial alpaca farms. My parents (with a huge push from me) bought a herd of 20... some Canadian registered and some dual registered (Canadian and American), over a decade ago. They were all very average alpacas but when we started we didn't know anything.... except what we were told. We did everything by the book and registered all the cria, hand bred, dna tested and the whole bit... Until we literally ran out of cash and just simply couldn't afford to dna test and register. The hand breeding went out the window as soon as we hit 30 females to breed and we simplified the entire process by allowing a single herdsire to reside with a pen of females for the duration of breeding season. We have 3 or 4 pastures running from May 15- July 15. That way we have shortened up our cria time to just the summer and have way less problems with birthing. Our records are fairly minimal. Commercial alpaca farming is MUCH easier without all the paperwork. Each cria gets assigned a number the day they are born and an ear tag is put in before their first night. We don't bother worrying about anything except producing great fiber, and happy alpacas! Our entire focus became fiber. and the silly things like the color of their eyes became unimportant! I'm glad we made the change to commercial farming. Its been a rollercoaster ride for us but somehow we are still going :)

We shear the alpacas each year and send off their fleeces to a local mill. We have 29 natural yarn options! And Kayla and I hand dye the yarn as well. We also have alpaca socks in stock (for now, we often sell out before Christmas no matter how much I stock up!) And I'm also a proud distributor of Alpaca Bedding!! I have a lot of the Crescent Moon Duvet products up for auction for WAY below retail price!  Here is the link to the auction info!

Its been over a decade since losing mom, It was the hardest thing I thought I'd ever have to face, but I was wrong. My brother/bestfriend (32 yr) took his own life while living here with us on the farm. It has been a HUGE blow to all of us. Since losing Anthony, my dad has been ill. He had pains almost immediately and for over 2 years now he has had chronic pains that keep him bed ridden at times and even hospitalized. Its been hard and scary. Right now he is waiting for more tests and we are hoping and praying for answers or better yet.. healing. There were times when I thought I didn't want to be here on the farm anymore, and last Winter I did move away for 4 months. But truth is I love it here, and even though its a place of pain its also comforting at the same time. I know that one day dad will leave this earth as well and being here may not be in the cards for me.  I can't thank you enough for supporting us through this difficult time and helping us get through the impossible.

As we continue to keep on keeping on, I grow more and more grateful each day for all of you. Every Etsy purchase, Facebook Auction Bid, and random email order that I get, keeps it all possible. I can't thank-you enough :) 

I currently have a HUGE selection of yarns and fibers as well as alpaca socks and bedding in the auction over on Facebook! Here is the Link!

If Facebook isn't for you check out this Sale below or use coupon code FREESHIP  on my Etsy Shop! www.atozalpacas.etsy.com 
*Please note it is only free shipping within Canada on orders of $100 or more, between:Sep 13, 2018—Sep 18, 2018

You are welcome to email me about items that are on Etsy if you want to combine them with Items from the sale below. Simply reply to this email. 
 

Flash Sale!

* Ends Sep 18th when Auction closes, or until quantities last! These are all of my natural yarns, some I’m very low on and some I have lots of.
Find the ones that are on sale in BOLD below 
 

All our yarns are made with 100% Alpaca! We have over 200 alpacas!

1. Lace Weight - White (limited) Only 5 left! (But more coming in soon) (no flash sale, but if you would like some let me know! Reg $52/200 grams 1675 yards)
2. Lace Weight - Brown (Flash Sale! Reg $52/200 grams 1675 yards - SALE $40 ea) Only 10 available at this price!

Made in Canada! All the prices in the Auction and Flash Sale are in Canadian $ !!

3. Sock Weight - Gray (Flash Sale! Reg $50/200 grams 718 yards - SALE $38 ea) Only 10 available at this price! 
4. Sock Weight - White (limited) Only 20 left! (no flash sale, but if you would like some let me know! $50/200 grams 718 yards)
5. Sock Weight - Khaki (Super - limited) Only 2 left! (no flash sale, but if you would like some let me know! $50/200 grams 718 yards)
6. Sock Weight - Chocolate (Super limited) Only 7 left! (no flash sale, but if you would like some let me know! $50/200 grams 718 yards)
7. Sock Weight - Latte (Flash Sale! Reg $50/200 grams 718 yards - SALE $38 ea) Only 8 available at this price!

Alpaca is Hypoallergenic so it is not itchy like sheep's wool can be! Great choice for those with allergies!

8. Sport Weight - Brown (Flash Sale! Reg $50/200 grams 529 yards - SALE $38 ea) Only 10 available at this price! 
9. Sport Weight - White (limited) Only 20 left! (no flash sale, but if you would like some let me know! $50/200 grams 529 yards)
10. Sport Weight - White (Flash Sale! Reg $50/200 grams 529 yards - SALE $38 ea) Only 10 available at this price!
11. Sport Weight - Gray (Flash Sale! Reg $50/200 grams 529 yards - SALE $38 ea) Only 10 available at this price!

These are Supersized 200 gram skeins! Great for big projects!

12. Worsted Weight - Gray (Flash Sale! Reg $50/200 grams 480 yards - SALE $38 ea) Only 8 available at this price! 
13. Worsted Weight - White (limited) Only 20 left! (no flash sale, but if you would like some let me know! $50/200 grams 480 yards)
14. Worsted Weight - Khaki (limited) Only 11 left! (no flash sale, but if you would like some let me know! $50/200 grams 480 yards)
15. Worsted Weight - Chocolate (limited) Only 1 left! (no flash sale, but if you would like some let me know! $50/200 grams 480 yards)
16. Worsted Weight - Latte (Flash Sale! Reg $50/200 grams 480 yards - SALE $38 ea) Only 6 left of 10 available at this price!

The Sport and Aran weight are our newest additions!

17. Aran Weight - Brown (Flash Sale! Reg $50/200 grams 396 yards - SALE $38 ea) Only 10 available at this price!
18. Aran Weight - Fawn (Flash Sale! Reg $50/200 grams 396 yards - SALE $38 ea) Only 10 available at this price! 

19. Aran Weight - White (limited) Only 20 left! (no flash sale, but if you would like some let me know! $50/200 grams 396 yards)
20. Aran Weight - Gray (Flash Sale! Reg $50/200 grams 396 yards - SALE $38 ea) Only 10 available at this price!

21. Bulky Weight - Cream (Flash Sale! Reg $50/200 grams 265 yards - SALE $38 ea) Only 10 available at this price!
22. Bulky Weight - Sepia (limited) 17 left (Flash Sale! Reg $50/200 grams 265 yards - SALE $38 ea) Only 5 available at this price!
23. Bulky Weight - Fawn (Flash Sale! Reg $50/200 grams 265 yards - SALE $38 ea) 20 available at this price! 

24. Bulky Weight - White (limited) Only 20 left! (no flash sale, but if you would like some let me know! $50/200 grams 265 yards)
25. Bulky Weight - Gray (Flash Sale! Reg $50/200 grams 265 yards - SALE $38 ea) Only 10 available at this price!

Get it while you still can!! I have added a bunch of dyed chunky to my Etsy shop too!

26. Chunky Weight - Taupe (limited AND Discontinued since our mill is no longer able to make this yarn) (no flash sale, but if you would like some let me know! $50/200 grams 233 yards
27. Chunky Weight - Rosey (limited AND Discontinued since our mill is no longer able to make this yarn) (no flash sale, but if you would like some let me know! $50/200 grams 233 yards)
28. Chunky Weight - Cocoa (limited AND Discontinued since our mill is no longer able to make this yarn) (no flash sale, but if you would like some let me know! $50/200 grams 233 yards)

29. Pencil Roving - White (Flash Sale! Reg $70/lb 389 yards - SALE $60/lb) Only 6 available at this price! 
30. Pencil Roving - Cream (limited) Only 2 left! (no flash sale, but if you would like some let me know! Reg $70/lb 389 yards)
31. Pencil Roving - Cocoa (limited) Only 3 left! (no flash sale, but if you would like some let me know! Reg $70/lb 389 yards)
32. Pencil Roving - Fawn (Flash Sale! Reg $70/lb 389 yards - SALE $60/lb) Only 8 available at this price! 
33. Pencil Roving - Slate (limited) Only 2 left! (no flash sale, but if you would like some let me know! Reg $70/lb 389 yards)
34. Pencil Roving - Chocolate (limited) Only 7 left! (no flash sale, but if you would like some let me know! Reg $70/lb 389 yards)
35. Pencil Roving - Gray (limited) Only 5 left! (no flash sale, but if you would like some let me know! Reg $70/lb 389 yards)

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I have been giving away SO many items to try and get some momentum in this auction! Here is a list of them all so you can easily enter :) 

This time around I posted the auction items from my personal facebook, thinking it would be easier to share.. but that was a major error! My post reach on the auction has been way lower than normal. I am concerned that not enough people are seeing that the auction is happening. Please help by liking and sharing my auction!
The BIDDERS Prize!
At least 100$ worth of product! Keep track of how many bids you place and enter at the end of the auction, next Tuesday! 
It only takes one bid to be entered for this prize! Even if its not a winning bid!
* Please only bid if you plan to purchase if you win. 
 
Start Bidding Now!
There is a $25 gift card up for grabs! To enter for that simply leave a comment on the Auction and Flash Sale Note here.
Also! Enter to Win a 50 gram skein of yarn by choosing a number between 1 and 1000 on this Facebook post!
Tomorrow I am going to do a quick Facebook Live to show the Bidders prize and all the items in the auction. It will be on my Facebook Page - A to Z Alpacas - Look for that, and share to be entered for a $50 gift Card!
Win a supersized 200 gram skein! Winners choice! I will do a draw for this at the end of September. Please leave a review here.. Please share/comment that you reviewed on the pinned post to be entered!
 

 

 

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