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    Alpacas at Fancy Fibers Farm

    My friend has a farm that is a fiber CSA (community supported agriculture). You might have heard of CSA farms that distribute vegetables. Fancy Fibers Farm shares their harvest of wool from their sheep, angora goats, alpacas and angora rabbits. I was at the shareholder's party this morning and took a few pictures. These are just a few of the Alpacas. C&C always appreciated!

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    Alpacas at Fancy Fibers Farm

    #2 This is my good side!
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    Re: Alpacas at Fancy Fibers Farm

    Quote Originally Posted by terrib View Post
    You might have heard of CSA farms
    I hadn't, but I like the sound of that. Have you any links that explain the idea more fully?

    And they're good images.

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    Re: Alpacas at Fancy Fibers Farm

    Quote Originally Posted by Donald View Post
    I hadn't, but I like the sound of that. Have you any links that explain the idea more fully?

    And they're good images.
    Here's one link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Communi...ed_agriculture

    In addition to the above type of CSA, there are now a few farms in the U.S. that are like my friend's enterprise. We, the shareholders, pay an annual fee and in return we get shares of her wool that we use for spinning yarn to use for knitting, weaving, etc. A lot of the shareholders do it because it gives them a chance to be involved in a farm, know the animals, get involved in something that they don't get a chance to do as City dwellers. I tease her that I can't believe people pay her for the chance to come work on the farm. Should have thought of that when I was farming!

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    Re: Alpacas at Fancy Fibers Farm

    Are they smiling? They look happy.

    Nice captures Terri.

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    Re: Alpacas at Fancy Fibers Farm

    Thanks Miltos. They probably were happy - they had plenty of hay!

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    Re: Alpacas at Fancy Fibers Farm

    Great set of shots of some happy looking animals. Nicely done.

    Shareholder's party - so you own a part of that farm eh? Cool...

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    Re: Alpacas at Fancy Fibers Farm

    Very nice. I love #3. The nearer in focus one has an Elvis look going on and the moppy one in back is perfectly positioned in the big swoop of the front ones neck. Great timing.

    CSAs are very very popular in VT, vegetables mostly.

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    Re: Alpacas at Fancy Fibers Farm

    Thanks Bobo and Debbie!

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