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Fiber tour visitors will see animals that produce fleece to be spun into yarn

A young visitor takes a closer look at alpacas Gracey and Amaya at Quarry Ridge Alpaca farm during last year’s Washington County Fiber Tour. This weekend there are 17 farms that you can visit during the 21st annual Fiber Tour, which will be the biggest event in its history. (photo: Kiki Perkins)
A young visitor takes a closer look at alpacas Gracey and Amaya at Quarry Ridge Alpaca farm during last year’s Washington County Fiber Tour. This weekend there are 17 farms that you can visit during the 21st annual Fiber Tour, which will be the biggest event in its history. (photo: Kiki Perkins)
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On Elihu Farm, a hundred baby sheep are playing and resting in the new spring grass. “We have white lambs, black lambs, gray lambs, brown lambs and tan lambs. They have lamb races all over the barn, jump atop hay bales and sneak outside if we forget to block the doors,” Mary Pratt said in a March email to her Saratoga Farmers’ Market customers. And her fluffy flock of frisky young ruminants will soon grow ...

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