Have you hugged an Alpaca today?

Alpaca2This weekend is National Alpaca Farm Days. Today I decided to go visit a local Alpaca Farm to get up and close with the critters that produce one of the softest yarns in the market.

Suzanne Storm is the owner of Alpacas of Davenport. A native of central Florida, she welcomed me to her home and farm with lovely southern hospitality. I learned everything there is to know about the care and breeding of Alpacas. I was amazed at how docile they were. I even had a chance to feed them.

I also learned about the whole process of creating yarn from shearing to spinning to skein. A time consuming but a simple and relaxing process. The finished product is clearly much softer than store bought yarn.

 

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