In November of 2003, my husband and I began looking into
alpacas, almost on a whim. He was due to retire from 30+
years of teaching in the spring of 2004 and needed
something new to become passionate about. After visiting
an alpaca farm near us and meeting sweet, little Mikkel
Angeleno (Mikey), a five month old alpaca with eyes that
would melt ice, we were in the alpaca business.
At first we thought to purchase a few fiber animals but were
soon planning something grander. With the purchase of 2
pregnant females, and Mikey, we were on our way.
Agisting our tiny herd for 11 months till we found an acreage
(giving up a brand new home we had built in town), we
relocated in the fall of 2004 to an 8 acre farm just outside the
little town of Earlville, Iowa. Our starter herd has now grown
to 22, .
We are a small farm with high hopes and our alpacas are
thriving. We believe in hands on, personal care for our
animals and endeavor to raise alpacas with fine quality
fleece, excellent conformation and gentle dispositions.
We can trace our animals bloodlines to Pperuvian
Guellermo, El Padre, Ulysses, Patagonias El Trauco,
Patagonias Versario, Caballero Andante, Peruvian Castano Bay,Pperuvian Express, and Mile Highs the Reverend Mr. Black to name only a few.
We are, indeed, passionate about our alpacas and welcome
the opportunity to talk with all who are interested in these