Sunday, October 25, 2009
The Festival begins...
The alpacas were also getting prettied up for the judging. Their owners don't make their money off of the fiber they produce. That money doesn't even compensate for their feed. But they make their money off of breeding good stock and selling them. Alpacas are gentle animals and not very large so can make good pets. They are also social animals who are happy when they live with a pack of two or more. They live over 20 years and cost about the same as a medium size dog to keep. They like to go for rides and will get into a minivan and lay down just like a dog!
Of course there were also the imports that were much lower priced and of much lesser quality. Guatemala, Peru, and Uraguay were the common countries of origin. They were still handmade and warm and lovely, although the machine knit pieces were there too.
Posted by Miz T. at 12:24 PM