Lawrence alpaca farmers offer specialized gifts for holiday season

The Topeka Capital-Journal      
By: Savanna Maue
Photo: Courtesy of Alpaca Culture  
 
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With the holiday season officially upon us, Vickie Andrews’ small country store is hitting its peak busy season.

Vickie and her husband, Rick, own Coal Creek Farms in southeast Lawrence, where they raise Huacaya and Suri breed alpacas they shear for their fiber. Alpaca fiber is hypoallergenic, and it is three times warmer than sheep’s wool.

Vickie converted a small wooden shed on the property into her Simple Living Country Store and filled the space with shelf after shelf of crafts, dolls, puppets, gloves and hats, and she offers a unique array of gifts for the holiday season.

She also offers farm products, chicken and pork available for order, jams and jellies, farm fresh eggs, and, of course, all things alpaca.

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