I now have two Alpacas...apparently one of them is completely unimpressed with having his photo taken.
They have arrived on the farm to guard the wee ruminants as well as to provide me with fibre that I'm not allergic to (as opposed to the fibre of one of the aforementioned wee ruminants...) Their names are Peanut (heretofore known as Peanut the Unimpressed) and Brownie. They came with the names along with the lovely, ready to be sheared coats.
I must now find someone to shear them, enrol in a spinning class (not the one my poor, neglected cardiovascular system wishes I was enrolling in, unfortunately,) find carding equipment, find a spinning wheel and learn how to skirt Alpaca fleece, not in that order.
Public Service Announcement: Alpaca ownership is a gateway to accumulating more crafting paraphenalia. Consider yourself warned.
Happy crafty hoarding!