Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Let's Go To The Alpaca Farm!

Ryan and I have a tradition of going to our local alpaca farm, WoodsEdge Farm, when he visits us here at Christmas. Not a big fan of shopping, Ryan's solution was to suggest a leisurely trip to WoodsEdge where we admire the animals and he thoughtfully purchases a Christmas gift for me. This is our fourth year, and it's something I really look forward to and wholeheartedly enjoy.

We went last Saturday and were greeted by this adorable
Huacaya alpaca soon as we got out of the car.

After he posed from many angles and made sure we had properly admired him,
 we wandered over to check out the yaks that are also bred and raised at the farm.

They are large and imposing animals!

We had a wonderful time admiring sweaters, vests, socks, and yarn,
considering, trying on, chatting with Brent (one of the owners), and shopping. 
I am the lucky recipient of a beautiful and warm sweater from Ryan, and a lovely scarf that I purchased. (You can tell how much I love my gift because I'm willing to post a very rare selfie.)

I think these are Suri llamas. Even if I've misidentified them, they're still gorgeous.

WoodsEdge is a working farm year-round, but the farm store is only open on weekends from November into January. Brent mentioned that next weekend would be the last time they are open until November, with the added bonus that they are having a sale. 

Guess where I'll be next weekend!


  1. Awwww, I love the alpacas, thanks for sharing their photos. And YOU! Love that selfie!!

  2. hello you!!! aren't you beautiful :) I love that you went out and had fun with family, so very sweet and when fiber is involved it makes it so much better!!

  3. You remind me I need to visit a friend and her alpaca ranch. It's been a couple of years since I've ventured up to help her with shearing. I love your selfie! You look fabulous in the sweater and scarf.

  4. What a great mother-son tradition!

  5. Oh my the FLUFF!! Aren't they fun. And what a great time for you & Ryan each year!

  6. Hi Bonny! :-) What a GREAT tradition! I love it (and wish my son had thought of it). Fabulous gifts -- and, really, some of the cutest animals on the earth.

  7. Hey there, you! a boy/mama trip that results in YOU posting a selfie...well, I'm in awe. Ryan should be proud (and I'm sure he is!) And now it's my turn to recommend a book (they're a series, but this first one is the best I've read so far) - llama llama red pajama by Anna Dewdney.

  8. It's you! And you're looking pretty great in that sweater! What a wonderful tradition...cute animals and a son! Winning!


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