By Miriam Raftery
October 10, 2015 (Descanso) – Weavers spun yarn, kids petted alpacas with names like Cinnamon and Swirl, while guests of all ages learned about the care and feeding of these Andean denizens during National Alpaca Farm Days.
The event was held locally at Atlas Alpacas in Descanso, a ranch owned by Amay Alyeshmerni and her partner, David Kabbai. The venture recently merged with Hazard Alpacas of Jamul to form Alpacas of San Diego.
“This isn’t about selling alpacas. It’s about teaching people,” says Kabbai, adding that he loves the experience. “Kids come up here and have no idea where their sweaters are coming from.”