Yesterday we had the privilege of being invited to Pearson Pond to pick up some yarn and felt for Amia Yarn Company. All I can say is "WOW". These animals are truly beautiful and amazing. They were all so personable and came up to us (even the babies!) all wanting kisses. The fiber on these animals is incredible. I had no idea how soft and silky llama fleece can be. I'm really excited to see what the yarn looks like skeined up!
Pearson Pond has about 200 llamas and they are just as happy as they can be. The have beautiful pastures to play around in and plenty of natural water sources. Many of their llamas are champions and there were trophies and plaques and ribbons everywhere! They are bred for high standards and beautiful fiber. Tracy Pearson was very hospitable and took time to drive us around and let us meet many of the llamas. It was really an amazing and educational experience. I have to find a way to talk her out of some of the GORGEOUS silky black yarn she has - you wouldn't believe how beautiful, silky and soft it is!
Do I have pictures for you - well OF COURSE!!!
We had told Tracy that we would take whatever fiber she had back to Georgia Mountain Fiber for them to process it for us. She said "Are you SURE?" We of course said that it was no problem. She asked what we were driving and I told her a Ford Explorer. She said "Well, let's go look at it first" so we agreed. OMG - I couldn't believe how much fiber she had up there ready to go to the mill!!!! She must have had 75 bags of fiber up there AT LEAST!
Needless to say, there was no way all that fiber was going to fit in our car - she needs a Ryder truck to transport all that fiber!! But, I know she has more good stuff coming once that all gets through Georgia Mountain Fiber.
I'll put up some pictures of the yarn once I get it back. It is on cones right now and needs to go get skeined so I'll let you know when it is available.