Bernhard eagerly shows us his alpaca wool products. And yes, from my own experience I can safely say that they are just as soft as in South America. Bernhard shears the alpacas and washes the wool himself on the farm. Using a carding machine, he transforms it into fleece. Alpaca wool is very fine, hollow inside and probably the most important thing: it doesn’t scratch.
At last. We enter the barn, where the numerous male alpacas are milling around. Bernhard asks if everyone wants to lead an alpaca. Yes, of course. That’s why we’re here! (by the way: anyone can book an alpaca walk :) Ok, Bernhard puts a halter around each alpaca’s head and explains to us that we should walk on the right-hand side of them – as that’s what they’re used to. And then we’re off.
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