Archive for Saturday, September 20, 2008

Kaw Valley Alpacas to celebrate farm day

September 20, 2008


Kaw Valley Alpacas is celebrating National Alpaca Farm Day on Sept. 27 and 28, and the public is invited.

The farm will be open to the public from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days.

Alpacas look like small llamas, and Kaw Valley Alpacas currently owns 17 of the animals. They board another 33 alpacas for other owners, and more are on the way.

"There are eight crias (baby alpacas) due before the end of October," said Macel Koerth, one of the farm owners.

Visitors will have a chance to see the alpacas, plus finished goods including fleece and yarn.

This is the second year for National Alpaca Farm Day.

Kaw Valley Alpacas is at 22925 Hemphill Road, just off U.S. Highway 24-40 between Lawrence and Tonganoxie.

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