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Wednesday, March 23, 2005


Isn't she just the cutest alpaca you've ever seen? This is Phoenix and she's about 6 months old. Purple Sage Alpacas is owned by Darice and BJ, who very generously opened up their farm so that we could come see their beautiful animals. We spent a great afternoon feeding them carrots (the alpacas, not Darice and BJ) and actually got to pet some of them, but it was wonderful just seeing the alpacas. I love knitting with alpaca but its so much more fun to see the fleece "on the hoof." I bought Tacoma's prime fleece from last year's shearing (the dark rose grey alpaca with the white face, standing behind Caleb above) and it will be sent off for processing very soon. After all, I couldn't go to an alpaca farm and walk away empty handed could I? That's just sick. Caleb also had a blast but he loves all animals (except the ones that bite - he has a detailed list of animals that bite and will happily fill you in on those if you're interested). At least two of the ladies in the first picture are pregnant right now and it may be more than two. The girls were a little bit jumpier than the boys were, so most of my good pictures are of the boys. Purple Sage Alpacas doesn't have a website at the moment but if anyone is interested in contact info, I can get that for you, just let me know in the comments. I know they have some other fleeces from last year that are available for sale.

1 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think that it is very interesting that you vistited them and they were so nice, they have been nothing but rude to everyone else who has been out to see them.

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