On Saturday Sharon and I headed to the Parker River Alpaca Farm for a day of spinning with our friends – the human ones and the alpaca ones. It was a beautiful day. The sky was deep blue, the sun was warm and the breezes were chilly. As I sat in front of my wheel and chatted with my friends and snapped some photos I could hear Gale’s voice in my head telling me, “the biggest difference between amateur photographers and professional photographers is that amateurs take 5 photos and professionals take 100.” So I took a lot of photos. 77, to be exact. That makes it a little tough to narrow down which ones to share with you but I managed to find a few.
Alpacas pretty much eat and poop and that’s about it. They are kind of noisy when they eat, too. All that hay chewing creates quite a ruckus.
When they aren’t eating they are wandering around the yard. They are curious animals and came right over to our spinning wheels to see what we were doing. Some of them even let us hug and pet them.
I can never decide what color I like best!
Of course, Sharon had to hold a couple of the babies. Laurie didn’t mind – it gave her a chance to pet them. This little guy felt like velvet.
I just love to photograph alpacas, apparently.
This is Eddie. Just look at that sweet little face! I would have smuggled him into the car and brought him home with us if I could have.
It was a really wonderful day. I made a delicious lunch, including this chicken salad, and had a fantastic time hanging out.
I think spinning (especially with alpacas) is good for the soul. And the blood pressure.