I visited the Peaceful Prairie Alpaca Ranch, just a few minutes from my home.
It was National Alpaca Farm Day and three alpaca farms within a few miles of each other in Prescott Valley were all having open houses.
The owners of this ranch raise about 80 alpacas.
Visitors were allowed to wander the grounds, watching and photographing the animals.
Some of you may be wondering what the difference is between alpacas and llamas.
The owners of the ranch anticipated that question and, tongue in cheek, have posted a sign answering it.