Deep Cove Weavers and Spinners

Deep Cove Weavers and Spinners

The goal of our Guild is to promote Fibre Arts through sharing knowledge with each other and encouraging interest in our crafts throughout the community.

Tuesday, 9 May 2017

Alpaca Love

DCWS members had an outing today to visit Balliwick Farms and meet  Tracy Brennan's Alpacas. Tracy rescues Alpaca and the herd had grown to 15.  She sells fleece and yarn through her business Inca Dinca Do.

After a briefing on behaviours of the animals and some shared experiences we were off to have a close up look at the Alpaca. 

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Tracy introduced us to Jelly Bean, the new Ilama she has acquired to protect the herd.  Jelly Bean is 8 months old and slightly larger than the Alpaca; he will grow to be much larger and weight around 400lbs.

Jelly Bean and Kokopeli were led out to walk about the farm with our group.
Sandra bonding with Kokopeli

JellyBean stuck close to Tracy
While we wandered through the Kiwi and Walnut trees Tracy shared her experiences with raising  Alpacas.  One could tell she has an understanding and deep connection with these amazing animals.


Tullulah the Irish Wolfhound
After our walkabout the rest of the herd was set free to join us.  Johanne found sitting quietly away from our group the Alpacas became curious and ventured closer.  We can all appreciate the fleece and yarn a bit more after our up close and personal visit with the Alpacas.