it was really neat to get to see so many alpacas up close. while we were at the alpaca farm, we learned a lot about alpacas. i never knew that alpacas come in 22 different colors, and they can produce 5-10 pounds of fleece per year when sheared. their fleece is as soft as cashmere and it is warmer, lighter, and stronger than wool.
the alpacas were so friendly. they make a cute little humming noise to communicate with each other. they came right up to us and let us pet them. my mom definitely wanted to take one home with her!