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.

After the brutal winter of 2019 and the inevitable aging of us we decided to bring our alpaca farm venture to a close. We have dispersed most 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 a unique livestock. I found them to be funny, quirky, non-aggressive, and individualistic. They have taught me patience and persistence. I have felt it has been a blessing and honor caring for them and 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 in the future to create with it.

We have sold most our alpacas. I still have three alpacas not sold. Our herd sire Raphael, who is currently being boarded at a farm in west Michigan and two females, Twizzler and Daisy.  The two females are being boarded at a farm in Evart that has the option to purchase them.  If you’re interested in them please contact me in April.  Raphael is available.

Visit The Herd to learn more about ZHF Alpacas or see them for sale on Open Herd and the Suri Network.