We had a great visit with our cousins in Tweed yesterday. Wonderful catching up and sharing all the family news.
April & Melody raise alpacas on their farm. This is the newest member of the herd, just 5 days old!
Here, its getting a hug!
They show their animals and have won many ribbons. DH took pictures of the "girls".
They have the alpacas sheared in the spring, then have the fleeces spun into yarn - some mixed with wool. Some is kept in its natural colour - they range from white to black, with many in-between brownish shades. Some is dyed. They have one Suri alpaca, and they keep the fleece separate from the rest - the yarn feels like silk!
I wish I was a better knitter - they are looking for people to knit for them - they don't have time!