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  • HE'S CHECKING IT TWICE

    Gifting family and friends Max and Pen alpaca socks is prima facie evidence that you are indeed nice and thus worthy of your rightful place on that...
  • Stocking The Perfect Stuff To Perfectly Stuff Your Stockings

    Acquiring the stuff to stuff stockings for Christmas is a full-time year-round pursuit for many shoppers. At Max and Pen we have in stock the must ...
  • SHOP SMALL

    Please support the little guy, Maximus and Penelope, this November 25th, during Small Business Saturday. Heck, we could use your support year-round...
  • MAXIMUS TO THE EXTREME

    To maximize any outdoor adventure you need two things; a great companion, such as our little beagle mix, St. Pauli Girl, and a great pair of socks,...
  • TURNING THE WORLD OF ALPACA SOCKS ON ITS EAR

    After two years of just selling socks, Max and Pen has gotten an earful from our customer base looking for additional alpaca products. What our Max...
  • LUNA ARRIVES AT STARLIGHT

    In the spring of 2016 we decided to do something we hadn't done in four years,breed some alpacas. We weren't the only ones rusty! Of the three fema...
  • BECOMING AN ENTREPRENEUR

    I didn't realize that the path upon which I found myself after my retirement would lead me to where I am today. I was more of the journey rather th...
  • MAX & PEN'S FIBER TESTING LAB

    Before we send our fiber to the mill to be woven into socks, it is subjected to extreme elements that can only be produced in our fiber testing lab...
  • SUNSET AT STARLIGHT

    The Indian Summer we have been enjoying here in Northeast Missouri has seemingly come to an end. Colder temperatures have ushered in the first snow...
  • WE'RE NOT IN KANSAS ANYMORE

    This weekend I took a trip to Wellington, Kansas to pick-up these six girls. Their owners were dealing with health issues and were looking for a fo...
  • Spring Has Sprung

    It is as inevitable as the greening of the grass, the blossoming of the fruit trees, and the warming of the days. Yes spring has arrived at Starlig...
  • Max's Protest Falls on Deaf Ears

    In our most recent blog post, Why Maximus and Penelope? Max took exception to our reference to his largeness as the reason he was named Maximus. He...