Live with the live­stock

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“[Agri­tourism is] just a good out­door ex­pe­ri­ence for fam­i­lies, or we’ve had sin­gle peo­ple come up as well,” said Melissa Reeder, co-owner of Ap­ple Moun­tain Al­pacas in Clarkesville. “It’s fresh air; a fresh, dif­fer­ent ex­pe­ri­ence.”

The Reed­ers got into al­pacas, a type of live­stock raised for its fiber, about five years ago.

Farm tours at Ap­ple Moun­tain in­clude meet-and-greets with the an­i­mals, plus learn­ing about their life cy­cle, how they’re bred and the fiber they pro­duce. And, if the trip is timed right dur­ing April, agri­tourists can ob­serve the al­pacas get­ting their an­nual

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