by Kimberly A. Cook (Twitter@ WarriorTales)
It seems I’ve developed a serious alpaca addiction. While on our girls road trip a couple of weekends ago we drove by a herd of alpacas we hadn’t seen before and I almost slammed on the brakes. This would have happened if we hadn’t had an appointment with some thundereggs and had traffic up my tailpipe.
How cute is this sleeping baby alpaca in the sun? Cuddles!
I looked the ranch up online and found out they were open seven days a week and had the Alpaca Boutique so there was no stopping us from shopping.
On our way home we took a detour to make sure we had to drive by and stop at the Alpaca Boutique at the Crescent Moon Ranch Alpacas in Terrebonne, Oregon.
The babies close by the shop were enjoying a fabulous sunny Sunday afternoon doing what we all wish, dozing in the sun. Such cuties!
Seems they had around 600 alpacas, then downsized and moved the herd to this location with around 175 or so alpacas.
One of the reasons I had to come visit, besides all the alpacas, was a picture online of the fabulous sock wall. Now, I love my alpaca socks, but I’d never seen so many different alpaca socks in my life.
Alpaca sock wall of my dreams!
When I noticed the pink ones on their web site, you can bet I bagged two pair at the shop.
Not only were we met by one farm cat who was trying to get into the boutique, but upon entering we were greeted by Cash the wonderdog. Obviously his domain is inside since the cats had to stay outside. Some sort of détente arrangement I guess.
- Outside farm cat trying to break in.
The boutique has a wide selection of clothing from Peru, alpaca wool and socks plus even fabulous stuffed toys like the baby alpacas and the pink teddy bear. So soft and cuddly.
These little alpacas can fit in your apartment. Really. No feed required.
There was also alpaca feed, so of course I had to buy some and feed my first alpacas. Soft noses, very polite manners and efficient food hoovering.
- Feeding Elite his alpaca snacks. A true import from Peru, he is a major award winner and all around star at the ranch. He has excellent manners and a very soft nose.
If you’re out by Bend, Oregon, don’t hesitate to stop at the Crescent Moon Ranch run by Debbie and Scott Miller.
- Part of the Alpaca Boutique at the Crescent Moon Ranch in Terrebonne, Oregon
They also have an online store to shop.
Now all I have to do is convince Gate Girl to get an alpaca to keep me in yarn. Cross your fingers!
Seriously, doesn’t everyone need a pink alpaca teddy bear?