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Get To Know HaRVey the Alpaca

We’re introducing our new pal and mascot, HaRVey. You’ll see him round our web site, on our emails, and even in our chat field. Take a look at our preliminary interview with HaRVey beneath. 

HaRVey, are you able to inform everybody just a little bit about your self? 

Such as you mentioned, my identify is HaRVey. I’m an Alpaca from Unalaska Island, Alaska. Imagine it or not, I grew up on a farm referred to as the Humorous Farm. As a result of I grew up in that sort of setting, I’ve realized to concentrate on dad jokes, “Yo Llama” jokes, and I are likely to take low-cost photographs at myself. Something to assist make another person smile.  

I’m presently taking a break from my farm duties and gaining an entire new schooling in RVing. I’ve made fairly a couple of errors alongside the best way. However I suppose that’s simply one other means of studying. 


Unalaska Island, Alaska is admittedly distant. It doesn’t even sound like an actual place. What was it like being a teenager there? 

It was chilly. Even with my fleece totally grown, it was very, very chilly. The good factor about Unalaska Island is how shut the neighborhood is. Since there aren’t plenty of us dwelling in Alaska, everybody was actually shut and seemed out for each other. It’s sort of like one huge campground… simply actually chilly, and extremely windy!


How did you go from Unalaska Island to being a touring Alpaca with Harvest Hosts?

That may be a lengthy story. However after I received just a little older, I left the island to discover the nation. And I spotted how far more there’s in North America than what I skilled on my little Island. From there, I received concerned with Harvest Hosts, and have been touring ever since. I’ve made so many errors with my RV, and I spotted touring is one other sort of schooling.


Why Harvest Hosts? What was it that made you companion with them in your travels?

Nicely, I wished to go to plenty of lovely locations like Mount Rainier, The Nice Smoky Mountains, and do some Salsa Dancing at Little Havana in Miami. I knew I wished to see these locations and have distinctive experiences, however I didn’t know what I wished to see in between. I felt like Harvest Hosts was my finest probability to see extra than simply the key highlights of North America. I knew they’d introduce me to the entire common locations, plus all the things in between. That’s what caught my eye. 


That is smart. Harvest Hosts does will let you decelerate a bit, see extra, and do extra. However what made you pull the set off in your partnership?

As soon as I seemed into it a bit extra, I spotted it was an incredible worth. For a similar worth that I might keep at two common campgrounds, I might get a year-long membership with Harvest Hosts.

Plus, I’m on a restricted funds. I can solely shear my fleece every year and promote it. I’ve thought of utilizing Rogaine, or taking nutritional vitamins to make it develop faster, however I’m unsure what it’d do to my fleece.

Aside from that, I’m restricted to working at petting zoos. One time, I noticed a child wipe their runny nostril and instantly attain for my head. I wished to present a warning spit, however I wanted the cash. The much less I’ve to work at petting zoos, the higher. 

On the finish of the day, I need my funds to go so far as potential, and Harvest Hosts has made that occur for me. 


The place do you wish to go?

That relies upon. If my fleece was simply sheared, I like going to the seashore. The good white sand feels good on my two toes and the nice and cozy waters are enjoyable. Nonetheless, if my fleece is just too lengthy, I hate it. The sand will get caught in every single place.

When my fleece is longer, I wish to get to greater altitudes, like 10,000+ toes. As I grow old, I’ve realized to understand extra of my heritage. I suppose being up at that elevation makes me really feel linked to my ancestors in South America. I simply think about what it was wish to wander across the Andes Mountains in Peru and simply graze the grass. Perhaps sometime I’ll make it there. 


What are a few of your most memorable Harvest Hosts experiences?

I’ve had plenty of great experiences. The sunflower farms in North Dakota, the wineries throughout the continent, and naturally the Alpaca farms are all the time a favourite of mine. 

However probably the most memorable is after I received caught within the barn. The host by accident thought I used to be one in all his Alpacas and caught me within the barn. I needed to keep there all night time. The great factor is that I’m fluent of their language. 


What mishaps have you ever had?

Nicely, I’ve had loads—and this one is sort of gross—however right here is a few trustworthy reality for you. After I first began RVing, everybody instructed me that I wanted to put on gloves to dump my tanks. And I wished to try this, however it’s actually troublesome to search out two-toed gloves to make use of. I made a decision to do it with out gloves, and I received away with it for some time. However one time, I had an unlucky expertise. 

I used to be dumping my tank, and it received just a little messy. I received it below management, however after I received again in my RV and began driving, I noticed one thing. As a result of I’ve furry toes, there was a stench coming from my toes. From that time ahead, I simply get the most important five-fingered gloves they’ve, and make them work. 


HaRVey, that’s gross, however positively one thing you needed to study the onerous means. I’ve one final query for you… How will the Harvest Host neighborhood get in contact with you transferring ahead?

I’m going to be emailing them occasionally. I need to make certain I keep in contact with all of the Harvest Hosts Members. And I’m going to be sharing a few of my experiences touring round North America. 

However, in the event that they need to get in contact, they’ll all the time get on the Harvest Hosts web site, and get in touch with me within the chat field. You may go there, see my image within the higher lefthand nook, and ask me something. I may help reply questions, encourage folks on their travels, and share something they should learn about their Harvest Hosts membership

And in the event that they aren’t Members but, I may help reply any questions they may have. That is one in all my favourite elements about what I do with Harvest Hosts. I like interacting with our Members and ensuring they get probably the most out of their membership. 

Additionally, I can be sharing a few of my RVing errors with the neighborhood. I feel it’s important for them to know they aren’t alone of their mishaps. And if I can share my foolish screwups with others to assist them not make the identical errors, I don’t thoughts being just a little embarrassed. 


Thanks in your time HaRVey. I’m certain we can be listening to from you quickly!



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