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Subject: Field trip suggestion
Date Posted: 10/7/2007 7:45 AM ET
Member Since: 7/22/2007
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We have an alpaca farm in Virginia.  Several times a year different home school groups come to visit, some have come back more than once.  During their visit they can see and learn many things.  Everything from pasture maintenance, herd health, cria delivery, alpaca history in US, shearing in spring, fiber demos, spinning, weaving, crocheting and knitting.  The list goes on and on.  Spring shearing is a huge event and very fascinating to watch.  If anyone is interested in visiting a local alpaca farm and can't locate one, I will be happy to try and find one for you.  Just send me a note with your city and state........Barbara

Date Posted: 10/8/2007 7:32 AM ET
Member Since: 2/23/2006
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We'd love to see alpacas!  They are a bit different than the standard farm animal.  Would you know of any farms near Bloomington IL?

Edie

Date Posted: 10/8/2007 4:37 PM ET
Member Since: 7/22/2007
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Char---Here is some contact info for you, just give them a call.  I have never met an alpaca breeder who wasn't friendly and willing to schedule something.  Let me know how it turns out.**All the following info is readily available from breeder websites, so no one should be concerned about me releasing personal info**

1-Pacatudes   Phil & Rina Levy   Santa Clarita, CA  661-296-1993

2-Tanglewood    Sonia & Glen Marygold   Agua Dulce, CA 661-251-3875

3-Twisted Lock    Ron & Cathy Downs   Sunland, CA  626-376-7515

Date Posted: 10/8/2007 4:43 PM ET
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Edie---Same as above and let me know how it goes

1-Stars & Stripes    Elizabeth & Robert Nichols    Bloomington, IL   309-452-0342

2-Kickapoo Creek     Deborah Barone    Heyworth, IL   309-473-9421