M&M Alpaca Farm
Thursday, November 7
Did you know that alpacas may hum when content? And cluck or click to show friendliness or spit to show annoyance? And that after an eleven month gestation, alpaca babies are mostly born in late summer or early fall (as in there should be baby alpacas around for our visit)? Join NCHE at the M&M Alpaca Farm on Thursday, November 7 to see and learn more about these amazing animals and their babies!
Our tours on this family owned farm will last about 45 minutes where they will tell us all about the alpacas, why they raise them, what they eat, shearing, fiber works, and so much more. The alpacas have the right to their space, meaning they choose their interaction level. They come up to the fence and give great photo opportunities, some allow petting, and some will participate in treat feeding BUT THIS IS NOT GUARANTEED. We don’t want you going home with spit as a souvenir!
Following the tour, there will be time to visit the retail shop to see the many textile products made from alpaca wool, including yarn, socks, hats, gloves, scarves, rugs, sweaters, and so much more!
Tour times are scheduled for 10, 11, noon and 1. Space is limited, but we will do what we can to accommodate your time choice. Pre-registration and payment of $4 per person (excluding babes in arms/snugglies or stroller-bound) is required by 11:59 p.m. on Monday, November 4 or while supply lasts. Tickets are transferable to others for the same day but are non-refundable. Questions? Please contact NCHE Activities Director Evelyn Bickley at firstname.lastname@example.org.