Four kids from local 4-H clubs came to Alpaca Meadows this summer, adopted alpacas to work with and prepare to show at the Richland County Fair. This gives kids an opportunity to learn about alpacas and select alpacas as a 4-H project, without the commitment of owning one. Kat Krietemeyer showed Shiya, Anna Irwin showed Annalise, Arica Uplinger showed Amelia, and Carson Abbott showed Alvira. Impressive how well they all cleaned up for the fair!
Though nervous about how to re-open our farm in a safe way during a pandemic, I’m happy we were able to offer this opportunity to a few kids whose activities have been cancelled everywhere they turn (along with the rest of the world). Parents and kids seemed to all enjoy the diversion and a chance to focus on something besides what’s going on in the world right now.