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A trip to Oregon and a dog named Charlie led us into the world of alpaca farming. Charlie was a Great Pyrenees puppy training to be a guard dog for a herd of alpacas located at the base of Mt. Hood. Charlie's owner introduced us to her alpacas and shared with us a number of products made from alpaca fleece in her farm store. Our journey to learn more about these wonderful creatures began with online research, visiting local farms as well as farms from Ohio to Washington and points in between. We asked tons of questions, attended alpacas shows and toured farms during National Alpaca Farm Days.
With the help of a very knowledgeable mentor we purchased our first alpacas in 2010. Our initial goal was to raise show quality alpacas, compete in the show ring and hopefully sell a few animals. However, 2 - 3 years into the alpaca show experience, economic conditions changed our focus. We decided to focus on making and selling fiber products that could reach a wide audience. Products made with our alpaca fleece evolved over the years, from strictly yarn and roving to socks, mattress pads , pillows and horse cinches. Our products have been successfully sold at fairs, pop-up shops, farmer's markets and through our online store. Another avenue was taking alpacas to educational events, nursing homes, birthday parties and retirement celebrations. We teamed up with a photographer friend to take "alpaca pics" at fund raisers, store promotions and pop-up shops. Our brick and mortar operated successfully from 2013 - 2019. In 2018 we became dealers for Bluebonnet Feeds products in our in our local area.