Yesterday was the perfect day for a farm tour; the sun was out and it felt like Spring!
With 30 alpacas on the farm there were lots of photo opportunities; here are some of my favourites.
This little lady is only 9 months old and she is sharing a pen in the barn with her half sister.
This is her fiber. It is so long and soft and you can see the crimp in it. Beautiful.
Here are some more of the girls.
These two were very friendly :)
Next were the boys....
Shamrock was a vey friendly young man. I love the dark brown on his nose and the curly fiber on his cheeks! Here he is visiting with Nadine.
This is one of my favourite boys, Panettone. I love his chocolate brown colour.
Two more boys came to say hello and to have a neck rub.
The rest of the afternoon was spent playing with alpaca fiber (really, isn't this the best way to spend an afternoon?!?). We made these great bird nesting material hangers with alpaca fiber that wasn't suitable for spinning into yarn. I think the birds in our area will be in for a treat this Spring, alpaca lined nests :)
Then we moved onto making felted soap. It was fun seeing the colours everyone picked to use for their project and with Debbie's clear instructions it was very easy and fun to do.
Thanks Debbie for a great afternoon!