This last Sunday we opened our place for Mother's Day. We've done this for roughly 5 or more years now but skipped last year, went out of town and spent the time with family.
This year was a little different. We have been working on a small structure to store and display alpaca stuff-yarn, socks, handmade scarves, caps, etc. as well as peg looms and weaving implements. The structure is small and not yet really completed but it's done enough to be up and running. So, we had the opportunity to not only show off alpacas but sell products in a nice setting as well. This was a combination that really worked.
The day started off with two television interviews then continued with a fairly steady stream of visitors. We were pleased to see a broad cross section of people from seniors to young families. Everyone seemed to have a great time; so did the alpacas until late in the day when the animals stopped coming up to folks. Sort of like they were saying "enough people!!"
All in all it was a good day and we really appreciated having all of the very nice visitors! We were also pleased that many said they would be back.
We like doing this and for us (a couple of old farts) it's less work than a show stall. And, as was suggested, I really do need to do these blogs more often (thanks for the reminder!).