Finally, winter has come... on the 3rd day of spring. Well it's Northwest weather. Why would we be surprised? Here the alpacas are spending the morning exploring the snow covered pasture. Freya and Loki were pronking joyfully through their first snow. By noon it will be gone...so enjoy!
It's been a busy March. The first week we had a delightful time sharing our alpaca life with the Seattle Knitter's Guild. Gretchen presented pictures of alpacas, facts about their heritage, stories about their charming personalities and talked about the wonderful qualities of their fleece and yarn. We're looking forward to welcoming all of them to the farm this summer.
Mid-March we hosted another group of 3rd graders from the Bright Water Waldorf school in Seattle. Enthusiasm for meeting and working with the alpacas was not dampened by the rainy weather. The spinning and weaving activities were held in the warmth of the yurt. Here are pictures of the students weaving and spinning. If we get more pictures of the outdoor activities from parents who joined us for the day, I'll post them on our blog. We were delighted to hear this is their favorite field trip of the year. Our wonderful volunteers certainly enjoyed working with the students.