There are so many fun memories from National Alpaca Farm Days (NAFD) it is difficult to separate one from another and it is two days that go by way too fast. We average around 150 visitors a day and a few stand out.
The afternoon Andrea Knickerbocker visited wearing the pullover shawl she knit from Marge’s hand spun yarn she purchased the year before.
We always feel we need to check Carol Doleysh’s pockets for Tasha who developed an incredible bond during her first visit and has retained that to this day.
The highlight for us is the pleasure people get interacting with the alpacas, something we take for granted. Learning how to lead an alpaca was this little girl’s lifetime highlight. Even though we take for granted our day by day interaction we are still blessed with special occasions daily.
Our proximity to Milwaukee, and within 60 miles of the University of Wisconsin — Madison & Milwaukee — we are blessed with visits from many students who bring their families. Many of our visitors are Chinese and we have had a great time exchanging our knowledge of alpacas while they tell us about China.
No matter the age, nationality, or sex having an opportunity of putting hands on an alpaca provides a near heaven experience.
Greenbriar Farm — MAM Consulting Associates Inc.