Alpaca Dreams one of 45 farms on this year's Piedmont Farm tour

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By: Amber Rupinta
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LOUISBURG, NC (WTVD) -- Just in time for Earth Day on April 22, there is a hands-on way of learning about life on the farm in North Carolina.

The 23rd Piedmont Farm Tour will be April 28-29. A total of 45 sustainable and scenic farms in Alamance, Chatham, Durham, Franklin, Johnston, Orange, Person, and Wake counties will open their doors for visitors and tours from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. both days.

The tour began in 1995 and is the oldest and largest of its kind in the nation, drawing up to 6000 farm visits. It is co-sponsored by Weaver Street Market and the Carolina Farm Stewardship Association (CFSA)

One of the farms on the tour is Alpaca Dreams, an alpaca and llama farm in Louisburg, Franklin County with a dozen alpacas and two llamas.

"We went to visit an alpaca farm and fell in love with them," explained farmer Sarah Conyer. "We had high-stress jobs and within five minutes of being with the animals, we just relaxed. They're just gentle and inquisitive."

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