They're becoming alpaca evangelists
When Pat and Dawn Devney bought their first alpacas in 2004 they were looking for a pet. They'd seen the South American pack animals at the Minnesota State Fair and thought they were cute. So they bought a few.
Five years later, the animals are earning their keep. The couple sells yarn made from their animals' fleece and has opened a small shop on their porch to sell products made from alpaca hair. They've started breeding the animals, and they might start selling them soon.