Alpaca Days

I was so excited for Alpaca Days this year! I was tweeting and Facebooking up a storm about it. It had been 5 years since Alex and I made it out for this event, and we weren't going to miss it this year.

We headed out pretty early and checked out Safehouse Farm, which is less than 10 minutes from our house in Barrington, IL. It was our favorite stop of the day.
We got to pet some alpacas while at Safehouse, which made me so so happy (and Alex like it too)!
Of course I had to browse the yarn selection (but no yarn came home with me this year).
After that we headed out to Andean Vista Ranch in Crystal Lake. It was lovely there too. We met the owner and she told us all about her herd and how she got into the alpaca farming business. It was so interesting. Kinda made me want an alpaca farm for myself.
Finally we headed out to J4 Alpacas in Bull Valley. It's just as lovely as when we visited 5 years ago. Here's the maternity ward (the babies were born in the spring and are in here with their mommas): 
These guys seemed more interested in eating than letting us pet them. :)
Overall, it was a great day. I hope it's not another 5 years before we go out for this annual event!

Did you check out any alpaca farms over the weekend? If so, where did you go?


  1. You missed That'll Do Farm in Grafton? That's where I am every year for farm days...maybe next year you can check them out, too! (http://www.thatlldofarm.com)

    Glad to hear you had fun! Ain't Alpaca Grand?!?

  2. Wait...you are in IL...oops! Grafton, OH would be a haul. Still, if you're ever in NE Ohio around that time, check 'em out! And they have the best honey that you can order online, too...just sayin'! I mean, I know that I am biased (I know and knit with the farmers)...but it's a nice place! :)


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