Sunday, September 27, 2009

National Alpaca Weekend

Grandson Drew and I had a fun afternoon checking out the local Alpaca Farms.
It was a gorgeous afternoon -- sunny, cool and VERY windy.
These are wonderful animals and we had such a fun time visiting with all the people there.

About Alpacas

Lifespan: 15-25 years

Adult size: 4-5 feet at the head, 30-38 inches at the shoulder, weighing 105-185 pounds

Reproduction: Gestation of 11 months -- single cria, weighing 10-17 pounds
Spinning the fur into "yarn"

Knit & Crocheted Caps/Hats

Friday, September 25, 2009