Monday, December 21, 2009
Alpacas and Olive Oil
I LOVE alpacas. Those eyes, that adorable mop of hair, those skinny necks! Alpacas even use a predetermined toilet. And alpaca fiber is so warm and soft. Name me a better farm animal! Just try.
Last weekend we were treated to a tour of a local alpaca farm. Alpacas of Cripple Creek is the most clean and beautiful alpaca farm we have seen (and we have visited our share of alpaca farms). Art, the owner, is interested in breeding the darker colored alpaca fibers (blacks and grays), which makes for some cool alpaca color combinations.
Art and his wife Lynn also grow olive trees and make olive oil. We were given a tasting of their three very different (and delicious) oils. Did you know that you should slurp when tasting olive oil?
After the tasting we went back to the alpacas to visit with the males. Our dream is to purchase two males from Cripple Creek.
The alpacas seemed to find Oliver very interesting. He can tell you there is nothing better than receiving an alpaca kiss.