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Alpacas at Helderstroom
Colleen had diarized the Villiersdorp Alpaca Open Day on Sunday. A good opportunity to give Michaelene and Gary an outing and for ourselves an excuse for a little excursion into the countryside.
Alpacas are considerably smaller than llamas and were bred for their wool whereas the llamas served as beasts of burden. However, “Llamas, along with alpacas, … provided meat, leather, and fiber for clothing. They were jeeps, K rations, and fatigues all rolled into one – crucial military assets …” for the Inca armies (National Geographic, April 2011, p. 51.).
With love from
Colleen & Walter
Betty’s Bay, Wednesday, Dec 7, 2011