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Alpacas and a Visit to Creekwood Alpaca Farm

Good morning...not sure if you live in the Chicago land area, but if you do, you have woken to  a rainy day with high allergens in the air.  I am  not sure about anyone else, but the temperatures have dropped, we can open the windows...which now let in the allergens.  My eyes have been on over load the last few days.
As to today's blog, I decided to let you in on a great adventure for next weekend.  It is national open farm weekend.  I know...most of us have not been aware that there is even this sort of thing going on...but how exciting. 
I have met one if the owners...her name is Caryn.  What a lovely lady.  She was telling me all about her animals.  We had met to work out an agreement of her sheering her animals and spinning the wool and my using the wool to make various items like cowls, headbands, fingerless gloves and boot warmers.  I am excited at the up and coming prospects.  She had brought some of the yarns from her animals and they are totally decadent.   I am so looking forward to using them to create some designs for her. 
They are one of the farms that will be open on September 28, and 29th of this month from 10 A.M. until 4 P.M.  The tour is free to all.  I will be there for part of the day on the 28th to show some of the pictures of items that will soon be up for sale, along with her wools. 
When she began telling me the story of Alpacas and showing me the pictures of all the different types that she has...I was totally amazed.  I thought for some reason, not really having any interaction with Alpacas that they were all a sort of whitish color tones.  When she started to pull out the yarns for me to see, there were the creamiest  of Carmel colors and the deepest shades of chocolate. There were blends that she made combining colors as well.  She has the creams and tans.  I was in a yarn heaven sitting at that table one morning. 
She explained how rare that the Alpacas are in this country, the warmth of the wools and so much more that on a trip to the farm would be quite educational. 
She is also having some venders there to sell some wares.  She is hoping to expand the sales of Alpaca wools, items and even the Alpaca's themselves.  You will be delighted to see some brand new babies there.  In fact, I just received an email that a new little guy was just born the other day. 
Creekwood Alpacas is located on 10 peaceful acres just minutes away from Rockford.
When it comes to building your alpaca herd, quality doesn’t cost; it pays. CreekWood Alpaca Ranch specializes in colored, award winning Suri alpacas from diverse bloodlines. Their goal is to improve upon the quality of the North American Suri through selective breeding practices.
We are never too old to learn about something new.  I am always the first one to jump on that bandwagon.  They are spectacular to look at and she assured me that they are quite docile as well.  I cannot wait to get out to the farm and enjoy the afternoon.  If you should have the opportunity to stop by and are one of my followers, stop by and introduce yourself. I would love to meet you all face to face. 
CreekWood Alpacas
7467 Cunningham Rd., Rockford, IL 61102
815-505-8549

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