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Alpacas are considered national treasures in countries like Bolivia, Peru and Chile. These inquisitive animals have found a home with Roberta Chappell at the Blue Hill Alpaca Farm in George County. Alpacas are considered national treasures in countries like Bolivia, Peru and Chile. These inquisitive animals have found a home with Roberta Chappell at the Blue Hill Alpaca Farm in George County.
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Alpacas are considered national treasures in countries like Bolivia, Peru and Chile. These inquisitive animals have found a home with Roberta Chappell at the Blue Hill Alpaca Farm in George County.

"My husband and I always wanted a farm and we always wanted to raise animals."

So Roberta did a little research. They didn't want livestock that would be slaughtered for food and they were looking for loving, unique animals. That's when Roberta says she discovered Alpacas.

"I called my husband and said, 'I found something we can raise and don't have to kill.' It's the easiest livestock in the world to take care of."

The gentle animals boast a soft fleece that is used for a variety of items, from clothes to scarves to mittens. All of which are sold at Blue Hill Farm's Country Boutique.

"Anything you can make out of wool or cotton, you can make out of Alpaca fiber," said Chappell.

The Chappells currently have a herd of about 20 Alpacas. Some are show animals with ribbons attesting to their pedigree. This weekend, September 28-29, Blue Hills invites you to the Barton community for National Alpaca Farm Days.

Chappell says there will be fiber weaving demonstrations and you can see these lovable animals.

"They have such wonderful personalities. Like your dogs, you love them and they're so much fun. They do such cute things."

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