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Learn about alpacas at Waldron farm open house

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  • A mother alpaca stays close to her newborn baby at Waldron Grove Alpaca Farm. Visitors can check out alpacas for themselves, along with textiles, yarn made from alpaca fleece and artwork, when the farm hosts its spring open house this weekend.

       A mother alpaca stays close to her newborn baby at Waldron Grove Alpaca Farm. Visitors can check out alpacas for themselves, along with textiles, yarn made from alpaca fleece and artwork, when the farm hosts its spring open house this weekend.
    Rick West | Staff Photographer, 2013

  • Ron Waldron of Waldron Grove Alpaca Farm carries a new baby out of the barn. The Elgin/Campton Hills area farm will be open to visitors this weekend.

       Ron Waldron of Waldron Grove Alpaca Farm carries a new baby out of the barn. The Elgin/Campton Hills area farm will be open to visitors this weekend.
    Rick West | Staff Photographer, 2013

 
Daily Herald staff report

If you've never seen an alpaca up close, here is your chance.

Waldron Grove Alpaca Farm will hold an open house from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, May 3-4, at the farm, 39W856 McDonald Road, Elgin.

View a herd of 30 award-winning Suri alpacas. Learn about the care of alpacas, or inquire about purchasing an alpaca of your own.

There will be a farm store with alpaca yarn, fiber, accessories, and clothing for sale, felt and fiber demonstrations, spinning demonstrations, kits to learn felting and alpaca fiber art. Admission and parking are free.

For details, visit www.susanwaldronart.com or call (847) 888-3934.

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