I'm pretty lucky here with my new knitting friends. They all like to organize meetups in different places other than the coffee shop. The last time they were knitting with the Alpaca's, I had just moved here less than a week, so I couldn't go. This time I was free :)
We went to Peaceful Prairie Alpaca Ranch, which is less then 10 minutes from my house. The ranch owner is such a really nice person and I not only met my first alpacas, I learned a few tips on cleaning fleece. She is awaiting some roving and yarns to come back from the mill and I'm hoping to get some.
Enjoy the photos! They are such animated animals! I need to learn to walk slower when approaching the fence, some stayed and looked, but a few rain away skeered.
This is the view the owners see everyday. Lovely!
These two saw us approach the fence and walked over to greet us.
All hanging out, wonder if they are talking to each other ;)
Then nap time! You can barely see the bump above the sleeping one. Each corral has one, the animals sleep around it, stand on it if need be. From what I am told, it's their linus blanket....safety area.
Dude, don't bother me, can't you see I'm eating ;)
I fell in love with this one's fleece's marbling. (not sure what you call it)
Close up here looks like a giraffe pattern.
She also has a few sheep.
and some chickens.
And a wee black baby :)
Love this face...
But my favorite is this one ;)
After visiting, we sat in the sun and knit for a bit. Despite it being almost December, I did get a sunburn on my face/neck area. Can't wait for the next visit, such a peaceful place. So peaceful I went home and took a nap afterwards ;)