A day with the alpacas


A baby alpaca gets a close look at a napping cat at Count Your Blessings Alpacas during Alpaca Day on Saturday, Sept. 28.

A baby alpaca gets a close look at a napping cat at Count Your Blessings Alpacas during Alpaca Day on Saturday, Sept. 28.


Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

A scarecrow welcomes people to Count Your Blessings Alpacas during Alpaca Day on Saturday, Sept. 28.


Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

A baby alpaca stayed close to its mom’s side at Count Your Blessings Alpacas during Alpaca Day on Saturday, Sept. 28.


Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

A tractor gives a wagon ride at Count Your Blessings Alpacas during Alpaca Day on Saturday, Sept. 28.


Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

Elly Rank, left, 2, and her sister Eva Rank, 3, both of Sidney, both children of Sean and Tiffany Rank, look at corn that was removed from their cobs by a hand powered machine at Count Your Blessings Alpacas during Alpaca Day on Saturday, Sept. 28.


Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

Riding a seesaw at Count Your Blessings Alpacas during Alpaca Day on Saturday, Sept. 28, are, front to back, Sammy Saunders, 2, son of Eddie and Michelle Saunders, Violet Martin, 5, daughter of Paige Martin, and Grayson Sowders, 5, all of Sidney, son of Kelly and Lonnie Sowders.


Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

Posing for a photo in an American Gothic cutout are Emily Koudelka, left, of Cleaveland, and Jennifer Heitmeyer, of Sidney. The cutout was setup at Count Your Blessings Alpacas during Alpaca Day on Saturday, Sept. 28.


Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

Allie Dearth, 2, of Sidney, daughter of Jeremy and Sherry Dearth, is nuzzled by an alpaca before walking it at Count Your Blessings Alpacas during Alpaca Day on Saturday, Sept. 28.


Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

A hen sits on her next in the barn at Count Your Blessings Alpacas during Alpaca Day on Saturday, Sept. 28.


Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

Evan Crieder, 3, of Huber Heights, son of Kim Heil, tries to feed an alpaca at Count Your Blessings Alpacas during Alpaca Day on Saturday, Sept. 28.


Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

Ellie Meiring, 8, of New Bremen, daughter of Mike and Amanda Meiring, walks an alpaca through an obstacle course at Count Your Blessings Alpacas during Alpaca Day on Saturday, Sept. 28.


Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

A baby alpaca gets a close look at a napping cat at Count Your Blessings Alpacas during Alpaca Day on Saturday, Sept. 28.

A scarecrow welcomes people to Count Your Blessings Alpacas during Alpaca Day on Saturday, Sept. 28.

A baby alpaca stayed close to its mom’s side at Count Your Blessings Alpacas during Alpaca Day on Saturday, Sept. 28.

A tractor gives a wagon ride at Count Your Blessings Alpacas during Alpaca Day on Saturday, Sept. 28.

Elly Rank, left, 2, and her sister Eva Rank, 3, both of Sidney, both children of Sean and Tiffany Rank, look at corn that was removed from their cobs by a hand powered machine at Count Your Blessings Alpacas during Alpaca Day on Saturday, Sept. 28.

Riding a seesaw at Count Your Blessings Alpacas during Alpaca Day on Saturday, Sept. 28, are, front to back, Sammy Saunders, 2, son of Eddie and Michelle Saunders, Violet Martin, 5, daughter of Paige Martin, and Grayson Sowders, 5, all of Sidney, son of Kelly and Lonnie Sowders.

Posing for a photo in an American Gothic cutout are Emily Koudelka, left, of Cleaveland, and Jennifer Heitmeyer, of Sidney. The cutout was setup at Count Your Blessings Alpacas during Alpaca Day on Saturday, Sept. 28.

Allie Dearth, 2, of Sidney, daughter of Jeremy and Sherry Dearth, is nuzzled by an alpaca before walking it at Count Your Blessings Alpacas during Alpaca Day on Saturday, Sept. 28.

A hen sits on her next in the barn at Count Your Blessings Alpacas during Alpaca Day on Saturday, Sept. 28.

Evan Crieder, 3, of Huber Heights, son of Kim Heil, tries to feed an alpaca at Count Your Blessings Alpacas during Alpaca Day on Saturday, Sept. 28.

Ellie Meiring, 8, of New Bremen, daughter of Mike and Amanda Meiring, walks an alpaca through an obstacle course at Count Your Blessings Alpacas during Alpaca Day on Saturday, Sept. 28.

A baby alpaca gets a close look at a napping cat at Count Your Blessings Alpacas during Alpaca Day on Saturday, Sept. 28.
https://www.sidneydailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2019/09/web1_DSC_0741.jpgA baby alpaca gets a close look at a napping cat at Count Your Blessings Alpacas during Alpaca Day on Saturday, Sept. 28. Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

A scarecrow welcomes people to Count Your Blessings Alpacas during Alpaca Day on Saturday, Sept. 28.
https://www.sidneydailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2019/09/web1_DSC_0771.jpgA scarecrow welcomes people to Count Your Blessings Alpacas during Alpaca Day on Saturday, Sept. 28. Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

A baby alpaca stayed close to its mom’s side at Count Your Blessings Alpacas during Alpaca Day on Saturday, Sept. 28.
https://www.sidneydailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2019/09/web1_DSC_0725.jpgA baby alpaca stayed close to its mom’s side at Count Your Blessings Alpacas during Alpaca Day on Saturday, Sept. 28. Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

A tractor gives a wagon ride at Count Your Blessings Alpacas during Alpaca Day on Saturday, Sept. 28.
https://www.sidneydailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2019/09/web1_DSC_0366.jpgA tractor gives a wagon ride at Count Your Blessings Alpacas during Alpaca Day on Saturday, Sept. 28. Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

Elly Rank, left, 2, and her sister Eva Rank, 3, both of Sidney, both children of Sean and Tiffany Rank, look at corn that was removed from their cobs by a hand powered machine at Count Your Blessings Alpacas during Alpaca Day on Saturday, Sept. 28.
https://www.sidneydailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2019/09/web1_DSC_0475.jpgElly Rank, left, 2, and her sister Eva Rank, 3, both of Sidney, both children of Sean and Tiffany Rank, look at corn that was removed from their cobs by a hand powered machine at Count Your Blessings Alpacas during Alpaca Day on Saturday, Sept. 28. Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

Riding a seesaw at Count Your Blessings Alpacas during Alpaca Day on Saturday, Sept. 28, are, front to back, Sammy Saunders, 2, son of Eddie and Michelle Saunders, Violet Martin, 5, daughter of Paige Martin, and Grayson Sowders, 5, all of Sidney, son of Kelly and Lonnie Sowders.
https://www.sidneydailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2019/09/web1_DSC_0516.jpgRiding a seesaw at Count Your Blessings Alpacas during Alpaca Day on Saturday, Sept. 28, are, front to back, Sammy Saunders, 2, son of Eddie and Michelle Saunders, Violet Martin, 5, daughter of Paige Martin, and Grayson Sowders, 5, all of Sidney, son of Kelly and Lonnie Sowders. Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

Posing for a photo in an American Gothic cutout are Emily Koudelka, left, of Cleaveland, and Jennifer Heitmeyer, of Sidney. The cutout was setup at Count Your Blessings Alpacas during Alpaca Day on Saturday, Sept. 28.
https://www.sidneydailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2019/09/web1_DSC_0544.jpgPosing for a photo in an American Gothic cutout are Emily Koudelka, left, of Cleaveland, and Jennifer Heitmeyer, of Sidney. The cutout was setup at Count Your Blessings Alpacas during Alpaca Day on Saturday, Sept. 28. Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

Allie Dearth, 2, of Sidney, daughter of Jeremy and Sherry Dearth, is nuzzled by an alpaca before walking it at Count Your Blessings Alpacas during Alpaca Day on Saturday, Sept. 28.
https://www.sidneydailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2019/09/web1_SDN100119AlpacaDay.jpgAllie Dearth, 2, of Sidney, daughter of Jeremy and Sherry Dearth, is nuzzled by an alpaca before walking it at Count Your Blessings Alpacas during Alpaca Day on Saturday, Sept. 28. Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

A hen sits on her next in the barn at Count Your Blessings Alpacas during Alpaca Day on Saturday, Sept. 28.
https://www.sidneydailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2019/09/web1_DSC_0663.jpgA hen sits on her next in the barn at Count Your Blessings Alpacas during Alpaca Day on Saturday, Sept. 28. Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

Evan Crieder, 3, of Huber Heights, son of Kim Heil, tries to feed an alpaca at Count Your Blessings Alpacas during Alpaca Day on Saturday, Sept. 28.
https://www.sidneydailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2019/09/web1_DSC_0686.jpgEvan Crieder, 3, of Huber Heights, son of Kim Heil, tries to feed an alpaca at Count Your Blessings Alpacas during Alpaca Day on Saturday, Sept. 28. Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

Ellie Meiring, 8, of New Bremen, daughter of Mike and Amanda Meiring, walks an alpaca through an obstacle course at Count Your Blessings Alpacas during Alpaca Day on Saturday, Sept. 28.
https://www.sidneydailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2019/09/web1_DSC_0599.jpgEllie Meiring, 8, of New Bremen, daughter of Mike and Amanda Meiring, walks an alpaca through an obstacle course at Count Your Blessings Alpacas during Alpaca Day on Saturday, Sept. 28. Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News