Alpaca Meet & Greet

Event Date: 
Sat, Aug 30 10:00 to 12:00

Are you curious about those
long-necked creatures
grazing in pastures
across our state?
 
Come visit an alpaca farm set in the rolling hills of southwest Chatham County and learn about the origin and history of alpacas. Find out why they are called the green livestock and see where your alpaca sweater comes from.

We will visit the animals in their barn as we talk about their basic care and the gentle impact they have on the environment. You will have an opportunity to feel the difference between sheep fleece and alpaca fleece, and see a brief spinning demonstration to illustrate how the fiber is transformed into a scarf or sweater.

Bring a picnic lunch to enjoy on the porch in a relaxed country setting after the tour.

Closed-toed, sturdy shoes are required. Hat and sun protection are advisable. Bring your camera. No pets please. Tour will be held rain or shine. Participation is by advance registration only and is limited to 10 people. Exact meeting location will be provided when registration is confirmed.
 
To register, please contact Rosmarie: rbrosenbloom@gmail.com
 
Confirmation and more information will be sent to you if space is still available.
 
Standard Sierra Club waiver applies (available at meeting location)