There's An Alpaca Farm In Alabama And You're Going To Love It
There are several types of farms located throughout Alabama. While some are quite large with produce and lots of livestock, others are much smaller and primarily focus on the care of one animal. One small farm in Alabama that does this is Blackberry Hill Alpacas. To learn all about this alpaca farm, including why you should visit, read on.
Blackberry Hill Alpacas is a charming, 60 acre alpaca farm that's located in Anniston, Alabama. It's a definite must-visit for the entire family.
In case you're not familiar with alpacas, they're domesticated South American mammals that are related to llamas, hence the resemblance. Alpacas are primarily bred for their valuable wool.
Seventeen alpacas of different ages, colors, and sizes currently live at Blackberry Hill Alpacas. They're some of the friendliest animals you'll ever meet.
Debbi and Hank Merrill have had their alpaca farm for 12 years, and it's been open to the public for the past six years.
Blackberry Hill Alpacas is open year-round to the public beginning on the 4th Saturday in September (National Alpaca Farm Day) until the end of April. The farm's hours are 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Wednesdays through Saturdays.
If you're wanting to visit Blackberry Hill Alpacas this summer, you still can. Outside of the farm's regular business hours, you can still visit the alpaca farm by making an appointment. Just simply call or text 256-453-4147. Admission is free.
While at the farm, you'll learn all about alpacas and will have the opportunity to feed the ones onsite.
Following your visit with the alpacas, don't forget to visit the farm's store, which includes items made from real alpaca fur such as clothing, yarn, etc. These items make great gifts!
The next time you plan on being in Anniston, Alabama, be sure to visit Blackberry Hill Alpacas. It'll be an experience like no other!
For more information about Blackberry Hill Alpacas, you can view the farm's Facebook page
. You can visit the farm at 6330 Saks Rd., Anniston, AL 36206.
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