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research on the Internet to glean any information that was there relating to alpacas. We
contacted and visited several farms close-by.  In October 2003, we were invited to a farm
tour in the Richmond area.  Mark & I spent a crisp autumn day visiting three established
and friendly alpaca farms.  We were now excited and ready to start our farm.

Over the next few months we started putting up fencing, building our barn and shelters.
Most importantly, acquiring our herd from the finest bloodlines that we could find.  Our
females and herdsires are represented by Peruvian Macusani, Acero Marka, Snowmass
Peruvian Avalanche, Peruvian Drambuie, Peruvian Hemingway, Pewter Jr., and
CPeruvian Jaxon.   We chose to specialize in animals that were true black, silver grey,
and rose grey because they are less common and produce beautiful natural colored
fleece.

We have been blessed with healthy, strong crias since we started.  We have had the
opportunity to be present at their births.  

We now have a nice, comfortable barn for the females and their crias and a shelter for the
gelding and herdsires.

Our plans in the upcoming months are to start our breeding program in the fall of this
year, and begin selling our beautiful crias.  We will also be set up to start agisting others’
alpacas.  We will treat your animals with the same care and attention that we give our
own.  

We have learned alot about the alpacas, the industry, and ourselves.  We are enjoying the
journey.  Our alpaca business is a family business, with everyone having chores relating
to our animals and farm.  We are constantly striving to improve each generation through
quality breeding.  We are a small farm with 10 acres, but we are big on quality, integrity
and service.

We look forward to hearing your “alpaca story” when you visit our farm and see our
beautiful gray and black huacaya alpacas.  
Mark & I  started our alpaca journey in
September 2002.  I saw an article in the local
newspaper describing an alpaca event that
highlighted several area farms.  We were
looking for a family outing, so we went to the
local farm, talked to several alpaca owners,
and got brochures.  I was hooked right then and
there.

Mark & I talked about starting our own farm off
and on for the next year.  Finally, we decided to
look into it more seriously.  I did intensive