Crowds come to see furry animals
by Hawkins Teague
Oct 03, 2007 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Kathy Tinkham shows off one her alpacas last weekend.
Kathy Tinkham shows off one her alpacas last weekend.
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Cliff Poppens holds a newborn alpaca as its mother keeps a close watch.
Cliff Poppens holds a newborn alpaca as its mother keeps a close watch.
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Over the weekend, a couple of Trigg County farms might as well have been the mountains of Peru as people came out in droves to get a look at alpacas.

Two farms in the area participated in National Alpaca Farm Day on Saturday. Kathy Tinkham, co-owner of Red Roof Ranch on Old Rocky Point Road with her husband, Rick, said that about 200 people signed their guest book, although not everyone signed when the crowd got bigger on Saturday. She said the children were well-behaved and enjoyed playing in the hay pile and participating in the coloring contest. She said the winner of their contest was Cadiz resident Nick Fowle, who won a cute, little stuffed alpaca. Rick said that the crowd remained steady from morning until evening Saturday and that farm owners from Bowling Green helped them with the crowds and answered questions for guests.

Nelta Yeager was at the farm on Sunday afternoon and talked with Kathy as she excitedly pet the gentle beasts, which are native to South America and bred for their soft fleece.

For the rest of this story, read this week's Cadiz Record.
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