Last Sunday we went to Peaceful Heart Alpacas in Fancy Gap, Virginia. It's an alpaca farm with a yarn store. I just love this photo and had to share it first.
Another room in the store is full of alpaca yarn from The Alpaca Store and Plymouth Yarn (not from the alpacas on the farm).
I think Ireland was having a good time, she was impatiently waiting to go outside and see the alpacas.
And finally we went outside
Aren't they just precious? Look at the cute brown one...I can't remember all of their names.
The alpacas are so curious. They didn't care much about being petted and rubbed but they would give kisses. I also learned that alpacas only have bottom teeth...no top ones...very interesting
The black boy below is Maximus...I do remember his name. He was interested in smelling of Ireland's hair. These are such gentle animals. I think there are between 45 and 50 alpacas on the farm.
I think Ireland enjoyed the goats more...they were her size. I love taking her to new places to experience new things.
After leaving the farm we decided to drive to Boone to shop and eat. We took the Blue Ridge Parkway part of the way. We love going to the mountains in the winter... the view below is from one of the overlooks. (I really wished I had my camera)
In case you were wondering what I bought:
I've started a scarf for Ireland with the pink.
and this calendar
Go to the website to learn about Sharla, Linda, Mike, and David. They run the farm, store, and offer several classes throughout the year.
I hope to go back and buy some of the natural fiber produced from their alpacas (I don't know why I didn't buy some)...and maybe take a class.