My new royal friends at Kave Rock Farm live in my home state of Massachusetts, located down in Rehoboth. A few years ago they decided to raise alpacas along with their goats and chickens.
I had the pleasure of meeting the owners a few weeks ago when they brought four alpacas to a birthday gathering before a Phish show (alpacas and Phish, what a combination). One of the things they showed us was how soft the hair/fiber is, and they have some cool alpaca fiber products to buy on their site.
|Alpaca survival socks|
To date there are 21 animals on Kave Rock Farm, and the herd is growing with two crias (baby alpacas) due later this fall. I had to look up what a cria was. Turns out, alpaca pregnancies can last 12-14 months and usually result in a single cria. Twins are rare with approximately 1 in 1000 odds, which is slightly rarer than the odds of human twins.
Did you know there are more than 20 natural shades of their fiber? It's soft like cashmere and stronger than wool. Soft and strong is not very common. It's unique in that it's extremely light, yet retains the ability to keep you (and the alpacas) very warm.
|Just a selfie with the alpacas. As you might notice, they've been sheared for the summer.|
Kave Rock Farm also works with the New England Alpaca Fiber Pool (NEAFP) to process their fiber into quality products that we can wear!
The Survival Socks are mid-weight and designed for a wide range of outdoor activities and climates. The soft alpaca terry loops are combined with a durable nylon outer shell. With a proper fit every time, this warm and comfortable sock is their best selling style across the country. The socks are hypoallergenic, do not contain dye, and resist odor (important for feet!).
Check out the store for other hats, scarves, gloves, and accessories. And when you're in Massachusetts, they'd love to have you visit the farm. I plan to head down there this summer while the weather's nice.
So who wants a pair of socks?! My friends at Kave Rock Farm have been gracious enough to offer a pair of crew-style alpaca survival socks to one lucky Giveaway Guy reader.
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Disclosure: I was provided a complimentary product in exchange for my review. All opinions are my own.