We were a small suri alpaca farm located in the heart of Michigan, just 2 1/2 hours away from Metro Detroit. We founded our farm in the rolling hills of central Michigan when we retired from the suburan lifestyle in 2014. When we dreamed of retiring we wanted to invest in a farm culture that would be doable for just two people. We (more like I) fell in love with alpacas while researching possible locations to relocate to after we retired. After passing an alpaca farm in west Michigan we became intrigued with the furry fluff balls we had seen. The more we learned about these interesting animals the more we became convinced they were the animals we wanted to raise which we did successfully for four years.
After the brutal winter of 2019, however, and the inevitable aging of us, we decided to bring our alpaca farm venture to a close. We have dispersed all of our herd and have sold the farm. I was blessed with the opportunity to raise and work with alpacas on a beautiful farm that I will sorely miss. I came into this without any knowledge of alpacas and have learned so much. Alpacas are truly a unique livestock. I found them to be funny, quirky, non-aggressive, and individualistic. They taught me patience and persistence is the key to success with alpacas. It has been a blessing and honor caring for them and I would highly recommend them for a young family with children. They would make a wonderful 4H animal.
Their fleece is amazing and I’m excited to continue working with it and having the time to create with it.
Since we have sold all of our alpacas I’m working on the next chapter of our alpaca venture. I just received back from the fiber mill four beautiful skeins of multicolored rug yarn. I am planning on trying weaving with it.