does a registered nurse and an electrician who were born and bred in NYC grow up to be alpaca farmers? We discovered a new way of life. One so different - so new and exciting that we fell totally in love...again!

During a wonderful weekend in Sullivan County at a lovely B&B, we visited an alpaca farm near Bethel Woods - "down the road a piece" from the Woodstock Concert site. Ed spoke to the owner while I "shopped" at their luxurious products store.

We have learned that these curious animals get sheared once a year and produce better than cashmere fiber. Spinners and knitters as well as designers like Eileen Fisher have experienced this wonderful fleece and have found a myriad of ways to utilize it.