You Looking At Me
No need to pass the crimping iron to this Guy. His fleece is naturally short, dense, and “crimpy” (giving it a very woolly appearance). We found this fella and his camera shy friend hanging out in a desolate area of Idaho. A much needed “potty break” took us (hubby, Izzy & I) to a rather raggedy gas station on the side of the highway. As we pulled into the lone building surrounded by a whole lot of “nothingness” we saw them in a small pen in front of the building.
I noticed a feed me food dispenser and plenty of food and hay in their pen. They needed a bath but otherwise they looked healthy. I still felt bad for them. There are two types of Alpaca in the US; the Suri and the huacaya. This one is a huacaya.
An alpaca’s fleece was referred to as “The Fiber of the Gods” by the ancient Incan people in the 17th century when the alpaca roamed the lush foothills and mountainous pastures. In 1984, a small group of importers brought the highest quality alpacas into the United States and Canada and they soon became a sought after an popular part of the North American landscape.
I found this lovely wrap on pinterest made from alpaca wool!
Have you ever worn anything made from alpaca wool?
See you at the hop tomorrow!