Alpacas draw a crowd in Warren

By Beth A. Birmingham | Sep 30, 2013
Photo by: Beth A. Birmingham Samantha Klinzing, 2, of Thomaston gets close and personal with Goldie, the alpaca, at Evergreen Ridge Alpacas in Warren Sept. 29. Securing her daughter is Heather Klinzing.

Warren — Ice cream, popcorn, apple cider and alpacas were the attractions at Evergreen Ridge Alpacas in Warren this weekend.

The event was part of National Alpaca Farm Days, held Sept. 28 and 29.

A large alpaca cut out figure served as a picture-taking venue with live alpacas roaming around the fields behind.

Explorers of all ages enjoyed learning about the animals, watching demonstrations on a cider press by Alan Dever, and listening to blue grass music by Jim Doyle.

Courier Publications reporter Beth A. Birmingham can be reached at 594-4401, ext. 125 or via email at bbirmingham@courierpublicationsllc.com.

Mckenzie Felter, 4, of Warren poses behind the alpaca cut out at Evergreen Ridge Alpacas Sept. 29. She and mom Christie took part in the National Alpaca Farm Days. (Photo by: Beth A. Birmingham)
Pointing out the alpacas to her mom Heather is 2-year-old Samantha Klinzing of Thomaston. She and her family were on hand for the events to celebrate National Alpaca Farm Days at Evergreen Ridge Alpacas in Warren Sept. 29. (Photo by: Beth A. Birmingham)
Amos Benner of St. George gives the cider press a crank at Evergreen Ridge Alpacas Sept. 29. Alan Dever, right, of Waldoboro brought the original press as part of the National Alpaca Farm Days celebration. Looking on is Aaron Benner, 11. (Photo by: Beth A. Birmingham)
Apples are pressed to a pulp during a demonstration at events Sept. 29 at Evergreen Ridge Alpacas in Warren. (Photo by: Beth A. Birmingham)
Alan Dever of Waldoboro prepares to press chopped apples as part of a live cider press demonstration at Evergreen Ridge Alpacas in Warren Sept. 29. Lending a hand is Joseph Johnson, 11, of St. George. (Photo by: Beth A. Birmingham)
Getting a sample of fresh cider is Aaron Johnson, 11, of St. George. He was one of hundreds who visited Evergreen Ridge Alpacas in Warren over the weekend as part of National Alpaca Farm Days. (Photo by: Beth A. Birmingham)
Carson Crabtree, 5 of Waldoboro did not take too much to sharing his orange sherbert with mom Wendi Reed. The pair, and other family members, were at Evergreen Ridge Alpacas in Warren to celebrate National Alpaca Farm Days. (Photo by: Beth A. Birmingham)
Comments (1)
Posted by: Shelly Nichols | Oct 01, 2013 07:43

I love this farm!  The owners are very friendly and very proud of their alpacas.  I took my Webelos and Bear Dens from Pack 254 in Warren. We learned so much and the facts fascinating.  This is a must see farm!



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Beth Birmingham
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Beth rejoined Courier Publications' news staff in February 2013. She previously worked at The Courier-Gazette from 1981 to 1990.

Her coverage area includes Warren, Union, Friendship, Waldoboro, Washington, and Thomaston and RSU40.

Beth has a passion for photography, and a degree from the University of Maine at Augusta, in affiliation with the Maine Photographic Workshop in Rockport.

Aside from photography, Beth enjoys running and walks along the waterfront, as well as other outdoor activities. She has a daughter, Claire, who is 14.

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