Last week the Adventure Team visited our friends, Scott and Laura Osgood. Scott and Laura and their two children started Black Woods Alpaca Farm six years ago in Cherryfield, Maine. Before becoming a farmer, Laura was a public school art teacher in Machias, Maine. She became interested in alpacas and would often talk with her students about them. Eventually, her students encouraged her to follow her dream, so Laura and her husband purchased 15 acres in Cherryfield started their farm.

Laura has primary responsibility for the farm and the farm store. Scott is a game warden and in the National Guard. They’ve built their herd up to fifteen animals and hope to grow it to about 25, but no more. They are committed to a small scale, sustainable operation.

Alpacas are raised for their fibers. Their wool comes in many different consistencies and colors. Laura, in particular, clearly has a great love for her animals. She knows them well, and they know her. We had a great visit.

Laura, Olivia, Nicole and Alpacas

Laura, Olivia, Nicole and Alpacas

Alpacas are curious and gentle

Alpacas are curious and gentle (and fuzzy)

Olivia with a herd dog

Olivia with a herd dog

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