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Alpaca Open House

alpaca open house

My mom's friend is an alpaca farmer.

alpaca open house

We visited the farm this past week.

alpaca open house

It was the perfect fall day, bright and sunny, but also crisp and cold and windy.

alpaca open house

Grace loved it.

alpaca open house

She was captivated by the alpacas and the farm.

alpaca open house

We brought two mini alpacas home.

Stop back tomorrow for the rest of the story.

alpaca open house

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58 thoughts on “Alpaca Open House”

  1. These are great. We just saw alpacas when we went to the National Zoo in Washington DC. My husband is obsessed with them.

    Happy WW!
    .-= Shannanb aka Mommy Bits – My Ninja Warrior´s last blog ..Lady Liberty =-.

  2. How fun! That last photo is especially cute, and reminds me so much of the Fall (which I love). 🙂
    .-= Sara Bonds´s last blog ..Mostly Wordless Wednesday =-.

  3. Awwww the baby is soooo cute. We see alpacas outside of our town on a farm but I’ve never met one.
    .-= Kim @ What’s That Smell?´s last blog ..Wordless Wednesday – Mrs. Potato Head =-.

    • Tiaras & Tantrums – Um, no. We live in southern Pennsylvania – not as cold as North Dakota but pretty chilly nonetheless. I think it was in the fifties that day.

    • Carolyn – I bought the mini alpacas. They had teddy bears and these alpacas and some finger puppets. They were all adorable. I don’t see anything on the farm’s website about them, but I bet if you email them, they’d sell you some. 🙂 The site is http://www.paintedspring.com/. Good luck!

    • Carolyn – I bought the mini alpacas. They had teddy bears and these alpacas and some finger puppets. They were all adorable. I don’t see anything on the farm’s website about them, but I bet if you email them, they’d sell you some. 🙂 The site is http://www.paintedspring.com/. Good luck!

  4. These are great. We just saw alpacas when we went to the National Zoo in Washington DC. My husband is obsessed with them.

    Happy WW!
    .-= Shannanb aka Mommy Bits – My Ninja Warrior´s last blog ..Lady Liberty =-.

  5. Oh, I’m so jealous 🙂 I want to go meet some Alpacas so bad — I think they look so beautiful but I’ve never met one yet. Hmm, goal for next year 🙂 Your photos are just wonderful and it looks like it was a lot of fun!!
    .-= Marie´s last blog ..Mostly Wordless Wednesdays =-.

    • Marie – My mom frequents a local yarn shop, and that’s how she found out about the alpaca farm. If you can find yarn shops, I bet you could find some alpaca farms. Or try googling alpaca farm and your locality.

  6. Oh, I’m so jealous 🙂 I want to go meet some Alpacas so bad — I think they look so beautiful but I’ve never met one yet. Hmm, goal for next year 🙂 Your photos are just wonderful and it looks like it was a lot of fun!!
    .-= Marie´s last blog ..Mostly Wordless Wednesdays =-.

    • Marie – My mom frequents a local yarn shop, and that’s how she found out about the alpaca farm. If you can find yarn shops, I bet you could find some alpaca farms. Or try googling alpaca farm and your locality.

  7. How fun! That last photo is especially cute, and reminds me so much of the Fall (which I love). 🙂
    .-= Sara Bonds´s last blog ..Mostly Wordless Wednesday =-.

  8. How cute! My kids love seeing the Alpacas on the farms. We thought about having them once upon a time, but decided it would be too much work with what we already have going on. It looks like they had a good time!:)

    • Tiaras & Tantrums – Um, no. We live in southern Pennsylvania – not as cold as North Dakota but pretty chilly nonetheless. I think it was in the fifties that day.

    • Sheila – She didn’t mind. Until two months ago, Grace wouldn’t go near any animal at any time. Never. She’d been bitten by a dog; we’d been in the car crash; she was just too afraid. Something clicked for her, though, and she’s become a lot more willing to approach some animals. She’s pet a donkey, some cows, alpacas, a Clydesdale horse, and some small dogs. There are a lot of things that she’s still wary of, but it’s getting better.

    • Sheila – She didn’t mind. Until two months ago, Grace wouldn’t go near any animal at any time. Never. She’d been bitten by a dog; we’d been in the car crash; she was just too afraid. Something clicked for her, though, and she’s become a lot more willing to approach some animals. She’s pet a donkey, some cows, alpacas, a Clydesdale horse, and some small dogs. There are a lot of things that she’s still wary of, but it’s getting better.

  9. I’ve got to say, I was at an alpaca yarn shop once and that is the ABSOLUTE SOFTEST stuff I’ve EVER felt.
    .-= sheila´s last blog ..This, That, and The Otherword(ful) wednes. =-.

  10. How cute! My kids love seeing the Alpacas on the farms. We thought about having them once upon a time, but decided it would be too much work with what we already have going on. It looks like they had a good time!:)

  11. I am amazed how incredibly soft the alpaca is – it really is the softest thing I’ve ever touched. We sell them in the store – the lions are my favourites for their manes, but the big bears are most popular! I’ve even sold several to adults – a few times as gifts for cancer patients.

    Thanks for sharing about these amazing and adorable animals – glad Grace enjoyed the trip too!

  12. I’ve got to say, I was at an alpaca yarn shop once and that is the ABSOLUTE SOFTEST stuff I’ve EVER felt.
    .-= sheila´s last blog ..This, That, and The Otherword(ful) wednes. =-.

  13. I am amazed how incredibly soft the alpaca is – it really is the softest thing I’ve ever touched. We sell them in the store – the lions are my favourites for their manes, but the big bears are most popular! I’ve even sold several to adults – a few times as gifts for cancer patients.

    Thanks for sharing about these amazing and adorable animals – glad Grace enjoyed the trip too!

  14. Hi Tara,

    So glad that you and Grace – and the rest of the family came out on that blustery day a few weeks ago. The pictures are great and I welcome anyone who needs more info about alpacas to contact me via our website.

    Beth Lutz
    Painted Spring Farm Alpacas
    http://www.paintedspring.com

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