Alpaca pack system designs?

I'm looking for a design (ie: instructions, ideas or patterns) on how to make my own Alpaca pack. The packs are too expensive to purchase from the local co-op or grange. I have priced them online as well and am completely shocked at the prices. If you have built this type of item for a llama, donkey or mule it is probably adaptable. We are looking to use our Alpacas around our farm to carry feed and tools as needed, and also to help carry firewood back to the house from the back country. Any ideas will be gratefully appreciated.

Asked by 11d2skado 8 years ago


Felting? Answered

Hi!I was just felting a knitted mat in my washing machine, and I noticed that the water was turning pink. The yarn is pink-colored alpaca wool, so I just wanted to know if that is normal.Thanks!!!

Asked by VaanyaW 1 year ago


How much of this yarn would I need for a men's scarf? Thanks!? Answered

Hank Weight: 3.5 oz / 100 g Hank Length: 215 yds / 198 m Gauge:5 sts = 1" / 20 sts & 26 rows = 4" (10 cm) Needle Size: 8 (US) / 5 mm Yarn Fiber: 50% Alpaca 50% Wool Yarn

Asked by mmurphy613 9 months ago


A Visit to Simon Field's Farm

Last Thursday my friends Quinn and Xander invited me along on a visit to Simon Field, a chemist, inventor, and entrepreneur. He lives on a small farm in the mountains south of San Jose, with his wife, a couple of alpacas, some goats, and a great many chickens, parakeets, and other parrot-like birds. And a tree house with a rope bridge going out to it, where he occasionally hosts parties. And a solar cell array from which they get most or all of their electricity. And a huge redwood tree, which someone in the '60's rented out to live in! And a hillside spring which under the right circumstances can shoot a fountain 30 feet into the air. And an art studio, and many artworks of various sorts just set here and there for one to stumble across. And a lot of salamanders... Check the image notes for details. Inside, his house is filled with science toys, spilling out from his workshop.  I had to make a separate forum topic on those to treat them properly!

Posted by rachel 7 years ago