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Hinterland Farms Alpaca

by Mike Wiley

Readers will quickly identify our cover subject as an alpaca from Pender’s own Hinterland Farms.  Our cover photo of Babar, the photographic opportunist, is another fine photo by Rose da Silva.  Rose summed up Hinterland Farms’ alpacas rather succinctly when she said, “Darn, those guys are adorable!” I confirmed that Rose’s “adorable” was referring to the alpacas and not Hinterland’s Hanahlie Beise and Caleb Beyers, the couple who actually own and operate Hinterland. While they are fine looking people, I’d stop a little short of “adorable.”


When Rose asked for an alpaca to pose for the cover shot, our cover alpaca, Babar, was in such a rush that he forgot to even comb his hair for the big event. Free range hair notwithstanding, Babar does look rather calm and self-satisfied, doesn’t he?

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