Monday, May 9th, 2011
Photo by Mark Pummell/The Daily Standard

Owners of Coldwater Creek Alpacas, Mary and Norm Zahn, show their award-winning alpaca, Hotazel's Aspen of Mount Tabor. The allergen-free Alpaca fleece is spun into yarn for knitting, crocheting and weaving and used to make felt for hats and moccasins, as well as stuffed Teddy Bears.

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They hum, eat little, and love companionship, and their fleece is as valued as cashmere.
The alpaca is an unusual and wonderful animal, say Mary and Norm Zahn, who founded Mercer County's first alpaca farm, Coldwater Creek Alpacas, a year ago. [More]
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