Red Roof to celebrate National Alpaca Farm Day
by Franklin Clark, Reporter -- fclark@cadizrecord.com
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The shop at Red Roof Alpaca Ranch, which is located next to the ranch on Old Rocky Point Road, sells a wide variety of socks (above) made of wool from alapaca fiber. Kathy Tinkham (below) of Red Roof Alpaca Ranch is pictured feeding some of the alapacas by hand on Thursday morning.</i>
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The shop at Red Roof Alpaca Ranch, which is located next to the ranch on Old Rocky Point Road, sells a wide variety of socks (above) made of wool from alapaca fiber. Kathy Tinkham (below) of Red Roof Alpaca Ranch is pictured feeding some of the alapacas by hand on Thursday morning.

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For years, Kathy Tinkham, owner of Red Roof Alpacas, has been raising alpacas in Trigg County.

The shop, which has been open for four years, is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m, Thursday – Saturday. Tinkham says she and her family did and have done better than they expected with the shop, which has increased the quantity and types of merchandise over those years.

They’ll probably expand over the next spring or summer, and will probably have to build another building for that expansion, Tinkham said. She added that one new product on the list will be alpaca insoles, which they could have in the next couple of weeks.

“We’ve had a lot of growth in the shop over the last couple of years,” Tinkham said. “The first year, we had no idea what to expect. People want yarn and they want socks, so let’s just build a little something. But it’s really grown and gotten really popular. The second year, we were up 300 percent over the first year, and then another 50 percent the next year.”

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