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April 4, 2024 (Jamul) -- Celebrate Springtime by visiting the alpacas. Open Ranch at Hazard Alpacas is Saturday and Sunday April 13 and 14 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 20781 Deerhorn Valley Road in Jamul, CA 91935.
Alpacas resemble llamas, but they are smaller in size. Alpacas were domesticated by the Andean people around 6,000 years ago. These animals served various purposes for their human companions, including providing wool, food, and fuel. Alpacas are part of a group called ungulates, which includes other hooved mammals like sheep and giraffes.

Alpaca fiber is highly prized for its quality and softness. It is used to create a variety of items, including blankets, sweaters, hats, gloves, scarves, and ponchos. At Hazard Alpacas you can shop in the barn for handmade items and unique alpaca treasures.
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