Sunday, September 30

National Alpaca Farm Day: September 29



Did you know that Saturday was National Alpaca Farm Day? First annual, in fact! I made a trip to my friend Julie's alpaca farm on Saturday to support her and her husband Kirk, in their new alpaca farm endeavor. I even talked a few of my new Bozeman friends into making the trek to Livingston with me. We had a blast learning the ins and outs of alpaca farming.


Fun facts about the strange animal that we call alpacas:
  • the young alpacas are called crias

  • alpacas are social creatures, they don't like to be alone

  • they even poop together in a circle, jockeying for the best position

  • they come in 39 different colors

  • their fur is called fleece

  • their fur is spun into yarn for hats, sweaters, gloves, scarves

7 comments:

Raleigh said...

do they spit like llamas? sure are kinda cute...

Mom said...

I'm pretty sure I saw an alpaca in downtown Rochester a few months ago. It looked a lot like the one in your first picture! I also saw a couple of wall hangings made of soft alpaca wool last week in a friend's home! Amazing and so-o soft!

Leslie said...

They spit alright, usually their nasty cud.

Andrew & Alaina said...

How cool - I didn't know anything about alpacas (is that the plural of is it alpaci:))! And I love the box house. :)

EmilyAnne said...

I noticed a sign for national alpaca day at the local branch of the bank the other day. Had no idea. It said there was one on Pinnacle Peak near my house. How have I driven past there and never seen it, I wonder?

bekadean said...

new post.

one can only read of alpacas for so long.

Kerda said...

This is great info to know.