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February 27, 2013 / JustinKays Porter

Like Llamas with Bad 80s Hair…

Ten points to anyone who can guess what I’m talking about. No one? This is how my sisters and I described alpacas to a good friend who had never heard of them. And it’s a pretty accurate description, don’t you think? I mean look at that hair!

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This was the first picture from our experience at the alpaca farm on Boo Bear Lane in Somerset (I’m not kidding, I could not make this up. You all know I’m not that creative). And I have to tell you, we were so excited to get over there and see these guys, and they did not disappoint! Alpacas are the cutest, cuddliest, most awkward-looking, and quite possibly ugly animals I’ve ever seen. I don’t even know how else to describe them, so hopefully the pictures paint a better picture than my terrible description!

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See what I mean? I would love to have a pet alpaca (or ten), but I’m really not sure Justin would go for that idea. If you’ve ever heard of an alpaca, you have probably also heard (or felt?) how incredibly soft they are. And while at the farm, we were told that the “crimpier” the alpaca fur is (hair? wool? fur?), the softer and more expensive it is. Check out this crimpy fur/hair/wool. So soft!

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Another awesome part of the alpaca farm: a baby alpaca. Less than a week old! So cute… kind of… ๐Ÿ™‚

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And my all time favorite picture from this outing:

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If that picture doesn’t make you smile, you are not human. End of story.

 

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  1. michaelstpaulporter / Mar 2 2013 10:35 am

    Awwwe…I’m with you Kaysea, I could go for having like 10! I learned in Texas, that folks with “estate ranches” would keep a few “live stock” such as these, or dwarf goats, or emus, in order to qualify for paying the lower taxes as a ranch, and not just a home. (and they are so much cuter, more interesting, & smaller in the poop department, than cattle!). Perhaps an angle to explore? ๐Ÿ˜‰ Or maybe just a couple of them for The Station?

  2. Maj / Feb 27 2013 7:34 pm

    Alpacas have fleece. Thought you would want to know ๐Ÿ™‚
    Nice pictures!

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