Art On The Llama Farm

Art at the Llama Farm” is a new day camp experience located at Walnut Ridge Llama Farm only minutes from Greeneville and Jonesborough Tennessee.The Llama Farm offers a summer day camp unlike any other in East Tennessee. It provides your children the opportunity to discover a world where life takes place in harmony with nature that allows children to enjoy and learn through fiber arts and crafts while surrounded by the tranquility of llamas. The 19 acre Llama Farm is the ideal setting for such a unique art and farm experience. Children are hungry for a different kind of instruction. They don’t have to be “artistic” to attend the camp.

This engaging environment will help children discover their own abilities and creativity through art and farm activities. Boys and girls alike will experience learning like they’ve never known before by enjoying the lost art of fiber and interacting with one of the world’s most gentle creatures, llamas.

The Llama Farm’s summer day camp is open to children 8 through 12 years old. Campers will rotate through two art sessions and two farm activity sessions each day.

For additional information, visit ArtDayCamp.com

Art Day Camp

 
Follow The Quilt Trail

The  Maple Leaf pattern hangs on the barn at Walnut Ridge Farm.  The farm owners, Jerry and Carolyn Ayers, have the original quilt hanging on a wall of their cabin nearby.  It was made by Jerry’s grandmother, Pansy Evans, in the mid 1950s as a present for her grandson at his birth.

Acquired by the couple in 1984, the farm is located in the beautiful Tennessee Valley with the Appalachian Mountains in full view only 15 miles away.  Upon acquiring the land, Jerry and Carolyn built a log cabin and a small barn to house various breeds of farm livestock.  The Ayers family made the decision to start raising llamas in 1998, and now they have one of the largest registered llama farms in the Southeast.  They currently raise about 50 llamas that are sheared annually to produce beautiful silky & suri llama fiber that is processed into spinning rovings, yarn and scarves.  Approximately 10-15 baby llamas (crias) are born each year.  

Walnut Ridge Llama Farm is located in  Northeast Tennessee in the beautiful Tennessee Valley with the Appalachian Mountains in full view only 15 miles away.  We are easy access from all areas of the East; 65 miles northeast of Knoxville, Gatlinburg, and Pigeon Forge, Tennessee;  65 miles northwest of Asheville, North Carolina; and 50 miles south of the Virginia and Kentucky borders.  We live in a log cabin that we built ourselves on about 19 acres of land.

FOLLOW THE QUILT TRAIL TO WALNUT RIDGE LLAMAS

 
Local Llamas Find Work, Gain Fame ... As Caddies!

Source: The Greeneville Sun

BY TOM YANCEY
STAFF WRITER

Llamas from Greene County have been getting a lot of attention -- international attention, even -- since they moved to North Carolina and went to work as golf caddies.

The llamas that are now caddies were born in Greene County and were featured a few weeks ago on a Greenville, S.C., TV station, which led to a story on CNN, which led to a story on the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC).

On Sunday night, a long segment about the llamas and their work as caddies was the closing story on the NBC Nightly News.

In that segment, another Greene Countian, Seth Saylor, a member of the Mars Hill College golf team, appeared with the local llamas at the request of his coach, who is also the course pro at Sherwood Forest Golf Course in Brevard.

The Greene County part of the story started almost two years ago when Jerry and Carolyn Ayers, who operate Walnut Ridge Llamas in Chuckey, sold six llamas to Mark English, of Brevard, N.C.

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