This weekend the CraftApple homeschool took a field trip to the 11th Annual Texas Alpaca Spectacular! Woo hoo!
Isn’t he cute? How can he see through all that?
If any of you know me, you know that I am a city girl, through and through. But we are living in Fort Worth – a city known for it’s cattle drives and stock shows. I haven’t spent much time around animals and going to an alpaca show is something I would never have saw myself doing 5 years ago. But you bloggers (especially you knitters) have had such an effect on me. I had such a good time and learned a lot! My friend Adrienne and I went – and it helped tremendously that she used to raise sheep and goats, made her own wool and owns a loom.
It was a special bonus that the kids enjoyed it. Their favorite part (I couldn’t have predicted this) was watching the actual show. After a couple of minutes of judges looking at teeth and explaining why “I ultimately chose number 4 for the blue ribbon because his coat was slightly thicker…” I was ready to move on, but the kids sat through several rounds.
Of course, the boys all got alpaca hats (which our puppy goes nuts over).