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Befriend an alpaca on National Alpaca Farm Days
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Maureen Macedo of Macedos Mini Acres poses with a few of her alpacas. Macedo hopes that the ranchs participation in National Alpaca Farm Days will showcase all of the different benefits that alpacas have to offer. - photo by ALYSSON AREDAS / The Journal

Community members who want to get up close with an alpaca will have their chance this Sunday and Monday at Macedo’s Mini Acre as part of National Alpaca Farm Days.

“National Alpaca Farm Days were designed to promote awareness of alpacas and their gorgeous fiber, nice temperaments, and easy care,” said Maureen Macedo. “It also gives people an opportunity to visit a ranch and get up close and personal with the animals.”

In addition to allowing guests to meet over 80 of the ranch’s alpacas, the Macedos will also coordinate other activities, including spinning and needle felting demonstrations. Guests will be able to feel alpaca fleece, learn about raising and breeding alpacas, and shop for alpaca products at the farm store.

 Macedo encourages guests to bring their camera, as there will be plenty of pictures to take with the animals. She also added that participants might get a chance to walk an alpaca or a llama, depending on what time of day they attend.

“We hope that this event will show and promote that there are other activities that you can do with alpacas,” said Macedo.

Macedo’s Mini Acre is located at 11175 Golf Link Rd. The farm will be open for free to guests from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on both days, however, Macedo encourages people who cannot make those times to call or email for a visit.

“We love stopping our chores to show people animals,” Macedo joked.

For more information, visit or call 648-2384.