Sunday, September 26, 2010
Madame X and I went to Alpaca Day 2010 at Irish Meadows Alpaca Farm, near LaMotte, Iowa, about 15 minutes from Dubuque Regional Airport. We took along our oldest granddaughter.
We were somewhat familiar with alpacas. Madame X attended this event last fall (when the Telegraph Herald produced this video), and in the summer of 2009 we visited an alpaca farm in Maine. Alpaca fiber is incredibly soft.
Co-owners Mike and Julie Delaney were friendly and accommodating hosts at their open house. We walked the grounds, poking in various barns, including one built in 1860. And Mike brought out a baby alpaca for our granddaughter to meet.