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Gentle, fleecy alpacas a sheer delight

October 29, 2011

Photo by Martha Smith

A pair of baby alpacas, born a day apart at Shadow Pines Farm on Purgatory Road, get to know each other.

EXETER – Worn out from the stress and pressure of living in these uncertain times? Does the whole thing give you a headache?
Skip the Tylenol and contact Dr. Alpaca.

In fact, consult an entire herd because there is nothing more soothing that leaning against a fence watching a group of these fluffy, colorful creatures silently grazing in a meadow.

You can find such a holistic medical team with its special remedy at Shadow Pines Farm on Purgatory Road. It is Bob and Vivian Ball’s nine-acre retirement farm and visiting is a sensory delight.

The friendly animals, attired in a palette of dark black, rich brown, lavender-gray, fawn, cream and a host of other subtle shades, are cottony soft and agreeable to being petted.

On a recent visit there was the added enticement of seeing a pair of two-week-old babies in action; one was born on a Friday and the other the following day, in the middle of an open house.

For more information pick up a copy of the Standard Times

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