Wednesday, August 31, 2011


My sister came for a visit. We were supposed to go to the NJ shore, but Hurricane Irene canceled our trip. In hindsight we made the right decision not to go. Instead we made day trips around the area. I knew there was an alpaca farm near here, so we headed to Eastland Alpacas. Jamie is also a knitter, and I enticed her with promises of yarn shopping. Turned out, she was enchanted with the alpacas. Here is a picture of her feeding them.

The owners of Eastland Alpacas really have a first class operation. They want you to interact with the animals, and they share their passion and knowledge of keeping alpaca. My sister got to hold a day-old baby, feed the herd, and learn about their upkeep. She's always wanted a "farmette," so this turned out to be a fun time.

Do shelties herd alpacas?

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