Today I am bored and restless so I thought to myself, "Beej," I say, "today would be a good day to find an alpaca farm."
I know, I know this might seem a little strange. Most women go clothes shopping when they are bored. Or read a book. Or take a nap. But I don't want to do those things. I want to go visit an alpaca farm.
A few days ago I saw an ad on tv saying that this is Alpaca Week and therefore we should all go to our local alpaca farm and see the animals. Apparently, most people who farm alpacas also sell sweaters and the like made from the wool of the animal, so I would guess Alpaca week is also a way for them to sell their goods.
How do you find an alpaca farm near you? No problem! The ad included this link to an alpaca farm locator!
So I went there and lo and behold if there is one in Dothan Alabama! (I'm amazed what I can find in this small city!)
It is called Oak Leigh. Nice huh?
Wowsah.. Those alpaca scarves must be expensive!
Well, further browsing on their site led me to realize that it isnt necessarily the wool that sells well, but the animals themselves, especially if one happens to be a pregnant alpaca!
This little gal sells for a mere $25,000:
One interesting thing is that Oak-Leigh also raises peacocks. what diverse ranchers these folks are.
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