Monday, August 1, 2016

Alpaca socks from Kave Rock Farm [giveaway]

Bet you've never considered buying stuff made of alpaca fiber. Alpacas (not to be confused with llamas) are native to South America and their precious fleece used to be worn by royalty.

My new royal friends at Kave Rock Farm live in my home state of Massachusetts, located down in Rehoboth. A few years ago they decided to raise alpacas along with their goats and chickens.

I had the pleasure of meeting the owners a few weeks ago when they brought four alpacas to a birthday gathering before a Phish show (alpacas and Phish, what a combination). One of the things they showed us was how soft the hair/fiber is, and they have some cool alpaca fiber products to buy on their site.

Alpaca survival socks

To date there are 21 animals on Kave Rock Farm, and the herd is growing with two crias (baby alpacas) due later this fall. I had to look up what a cria was. Turns out, alpaca pregnancies can last 12-14 months and usually result in a single cria. Twins are rare with approximately 1 in 1000 odds, which is slightly rarer than the odds of human twins.

Did you know there are more than 20 natural shades of their fiber? It's soft like cashmere and stronger than wool. Soft and strong is not very common. It's unique in that it's extremely light, yet retains the ability to keep you (and the alpacas) very warm.

Just a selfie with the alpacas. As you might notice, they've been sheared for the summer.

Kave Rock Farm also works with the New England Alpaca Fiber Pool (NEAFP) to process their fiber into quality products that we can wear!

The Survival Socks are mid-weight and designed for a wide range of outdoor activities and climates. The soft alpaca terry loops are combined with a durable nylon outer shell. With a proper fit every time, this warm and comfortable sock is their best selling style across the country. The socks are hypoallergenic, do not contain dye, and resist odor (important for feet!).


Check out the store for other hats, scarves, gloves, and accessories. And when you're in Massachusetts, they'd love to have you visit the farm. I plan to head down there this summer while the weather's nice.

So who wants a pair of socks?! My friends at Kave Rock Farm have been gracious enough to offer a pair of crew-style alpaca survival socks to one lucky Giveaway Guy reader.

Enter to win using the Rafflecopter form below. You may share on Twitter once a day for extra points for the duration of the giveaway.

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This giveaway is open to users in the U.S. & Canada. One winner will be randomly selected via Rafflecopter, which I will contact by email after entries are verified. The winner will have 24 hours to respond, otherwise a new winner will be selected.

Disclosure: I was provided a complimentary product in exchange for my review. All opinions are my own.


39 comments:

  1. Alpacas are so cute! I learned that they also have a blog.

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  2. Alpacas come in 20 natural colors and 300 diffrent shades

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  3. Alpacas come in more than 20 natural colors and over 300 different shades, I had no idea!!

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  4. I learned that all alpaca fiber they use is grown in the United States.

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  5. I learned that Alpaca's come in 20 different colors and over 300 different shades.

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  6. I learned that Alpaca fiber produces all natural clothing that's high performance, soft, sustainable and eco-friendly.

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  7. I learned that Alpacas come in more than 20 natural colors

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  8. I learned that Alpacas come in more than 20 natural colors and over 300 shades. I had no idea!

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  9. Alpacas come in more than 20 natural colors and over 300 different shades.

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  10. Knave Rock Farm is located in Massachusetts. The owners are obviously crazy about their daughter as they added alpacas so she could use their fur to knit!

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  11. I learned not only that they ‘pronked’ into the world of alpacas, but I had never heard that word before so I learned a new word too.

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  12. I like the Irish Cable Afghan!

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  13. I learned that Alpacas come in more than 20 natural colors and over 300 different shades! Very neat!

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  14. Alpacas come in more than 20 natural colors and over 300 different shades.

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  15. They don't use artificial dyes to color their products.

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  16. It was interesting to learn that Alpacas come in twenty colors and 300 different shades.

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  17. I learned that Alpacas come in more than 20 natural colors and over 300 different shades.

    abfantom at yahoo dot com

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  18. I learned that aside from raising alpacas, they sell a variety of rocks and stones for walkways, gardens, and fireplaces! Sounds like they do a little bit of everything.

    Thank you for this awesome opportunity!

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  19. I learned that they bought the Aplacas due to an illness of the seller. dwelchert at yahoo dot com

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  20. I learned alpacas come in more than 20 natural colors and over 300 different shades!!

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  21. I learned that no artificial dyes are used in their clothing because nalpacas come in more than 20 natural colors and over 300 different shades.

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  22. I learned that artificial dyes are not used in making the products.

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  23. My favorite item is honestly the socks. My feet get so cold and I bet these will warm them right up!!

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    1. I wrote that in the wrong spot I leaned that there are no artificial stress used...awesome!!!...and Alpacas come in over 20 natural colors.

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  24. I learned all alpaca fiber they use is grown in the United States.

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  25. No dyes are used because Alpaca come in 20 different colors with 300 shades

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  26. learned that artificial dyes are not used in making the products. Thank you for the awesomeness, the contest, and generosity. :) Pick me.

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  27. I had no idea alpacas came in so many colors and shades. Very interesting!

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  28. I learned that Alpacas come in more than 20 colors with over 300 different shades, this is amazing! :)

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  29. I had no idea alpacas came in so many different colors and shades. Twenty different colors and over 300 shades. Wow.

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  30. I learned they work with the New England Alpaca Fiber Pool (NEAFP)

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  31. I learned that alpacas come in over 20 different colors.

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  32. I learned that they don't use artificial dyes to color their products. :D

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  33. I looked at the pictures of their pack, and never knew alpacas make such funny faces. paulwilbur at hotmail dot com

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  34. I didn't know that Alpacas come in more than 20 natural colors and over 300 different shades.

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  35. Alpacas come in more than 20 natural colors and over 300 different shades. No artificial dyes are needed to create much of our naturally vibrant clothing and accessories.
    Thanks for the contest.

    slehan at juno dot com

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  36. I learned that the farm has 21 alpacas.

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  37. I learned that Kave Rock Farm is small working farm in Rehoboth, Massachusetts. They got their start in the Alpaca business after their daughter told them about her love for Alpaca yarn.

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  38. I learned that alacas come in 20 different colors and over 300 different shades! I didn't know that!

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