"You're buying a what?...is that like an Emu?" That is the typical response that we got when sharing the news with family and friends for the first time that we were about to embark on a unique farming adventure nearly 10 years ago.
The original intention of buying some grazing animals was to spend less time mowing a field adjacent to our house! Truthfully speaking, we were looking for some cheap gardeners, and the dogs basically refused to eat the grass as we had ordered. As fate would have it, a trip to the Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival in 1999 would change our destiny.
It was love at first sight, and our affection and respect for these extraordinary animals has continued to flourish. We now own 23 Suri alpacas with more on the way and have successfully bred and sold a number of quality animals over the years.
What’s in a name? Who we first began to think seriously about buying alpacas the most frequently asked question of those in the industry to us was, "Well, what will your farm name be?"
life on the farm
They say it takes a village to raise a child, and it takes a family to make a farm. We definitely know how true that is, and moving to a new farm this past year has broadened and deepened our understanding of what family really means.
Our goal is to breed high quality Suri alpacas that are healthy yet competitive in the show ring. Despite maintaining a small herd we have managed to win several championships at large venue shows such as MAPACA and PAOBA.