Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Meet The Alpacas

A Funny thing happened on the way to the quilt shop.  We left our Congress Street abode heading south.  After a quick stop at Walmart in Rockland to return some goods and pick up a couple more items, we were on the road again making tracks toward the quilt shop, but wait!!!  What’s this?  Evergreen Hill Alpaca Farm?  Right here in Warren, Maine?  We just gotta check this out.  So brother Mike halted the buggy, pulled on the reins, and did an about face right there in the middle of route one.

As we pulled into the driveway of Evergreen Hill Alpaca Farm we found a well maintained and beautifully manicured farm that is home to 72 Alpacas, two dawgs, several katts, and a little farm store.  The place was neat as a pin with all its buildings fully restored.  But can you believe it?  We were so engrossed in the Alpacas that we never pointed the camera toward the rest of the farm – duh!!  Well anyhow, here are some pictures of our woolly friends.

They are easy to herd, just get the predominate one headed in the right direction and the others are “sure to follow” – the black one is the “leader of the pack”.

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The Alpacas have plenty of acreage to wander around on, however, at night they have guard dawgs that roam the perimeter keeping out predators, whether they be four footed or two footed.  There are two dawgs and they are friendly to humanoids during the day time, but you’d better not meet up with them at night.


Now this is not one of the katts on the farm, but our very own Katie katt doing her “flat katt” impression.


We did make it to the quilt shop and Miss Judy picked up a few needed items.  We, also, stopped at a really neat antique shop.  On our way home we found the Sauerkraut Store which presents a unique European shopping experience.  After tasting a few of their wares, we purchased a couple to bring home and enjoy. 

Yesterday was one of those hot and humid days with temperatures and humidity both in the high eighties.  Mainer’s were just plain miserable and even Judy and I were a tad bit uncomfortable.  In any event, it sure beats that cold and wet weather that we had in May and early June.

In spite of the heat, we had a great outing and made it a fun day.  The Alpaca Farm and the Sauerkraut Store were the highlights of the day and worth the venture out.  It’s amazing what you can find when you’re just poking around the side roads.

Take Care Until Next Time  - - - - - -

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