This weekend, we passed by the alpaca farm again, and they had babies! They are the little white ones in my third and fourth pictures, I guess they are half grown now. I could look at alpacas forever. They have been around at least 6,000 years and are native to the Andes Mountains of South America. Their fleece makes a lightweight and warm fabric that is as soft as cashmere. The Incans called it "fiber of the gods." They measured their wealth by how many alpacas they owned. Every single alpaca born here must be blood typed and registered. At one time, alpacas were thought to be magical. And they do have large, childlike, magical looking eyes, almost hypnotic to look at. They will usually run up to see me, as they are friendly, gentle, and curious. And one more thing. The mothers hum to their babies. Does it get any better than that?
"Ask the animals and they will teach you, or the birds of the air, and they will tell you; or speak to the earth, and it will teach you...which of all these does not know that the hand of the Lord has done this? In his hand is the life of every creature and the breath of all mankind." Job 12:7