The Saratoga Sun -

Alpacas Cuteness Abounds!

 

August 18, 2022

Virginia Parker

Unraveling the truth about Alpaca fiber.

Who doesn't love the feel of a soft, cozy sweater on a winter's day?

In Riverside, just off of the highway, eight Alpacas live. This is where all that winter warmth begins.

Their caretaker, Rachelle Barkhurst, became interested in Alpaca fibers when she moved to Wyoming about seven years ago. She had designed clothes for many years, but wanted to use a material that was more sustainable. She was introduced to Alpacas and it seemed like the perfect option. Barkhurst and her husband, Dan, decided to take on a few Alpacas and although it's been a learning curve, Rachelle has embraced the jour...



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