: Where friends unwind and yarn unravels
Speaker: Carol Howard - Cinco C's Alpaca Farm - Port Allegany
Friday Night Event: 6:30-8:00
Cinco C's was established in 2002 on Chris Howard's 500 acre family farm that had previously been home to a herd of registered Holsteins. Chris and Carol raise a herd of "huacaya alpacas" that currently numbers around 80. Carol (and maybe Chris) will be speaking about raising, breeding, showing and loving alpacas. Plus, they will discuss the science of breeding their championship, award winning herd; including decisions about bloodlines, color and fiber characteristics (crimp, length, microns), which is more complex and time consuming than the average consumer realizes. Join us to also learn why alpaca fleece is warmer than sheep's wool and some of the benefits of using alpaca yarn.
Following the presentation you'll have time to ask questions and enjoy a social time that includes door prizes and refreshments.
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