HOW IT BEGAN
It actually began several years ago. I met some amazing people at a craft show. Tom and Launda Soper from Alpacas of Willow Hill/LLC. Tried as we could we could just never get together so I could come and visit the farm (actually it was fate, I wasn't ready).
In November 2012, I visited another alpaca farm with my cousin, Juli, who was up from Davey, FL, and knew this is just what I wanted to do. And the journey began. Once again this individual could not seem to get it
together to visit my property and guide me as to what I needed to do.
As fate would have it, I once again made contact with Launda and visited her farm and fell in love with EVERYTHING about her farm. Her animals are so well cared for and are amazing.
In March of 2013 I purchase my first three alpacas: AOWH Adam, AOWH Addyson's Willow The Wisp, and So Pretty of Cadence Corner.
THE MENTORING PRIOR TO THE ARRIVAL
What amazing people alpaca people are. You could not ask for a better group of friends and supporters.
Prior to the approval of me being able to purchase my three babies, Launda and Tom came to my home to "approve" of the place their children would soon be living. Launda and Tom have been so supportive and very, very giving of information. My plans for barn type,
location of barn and fencing of my property has changed repeatedly, but I think I am finally getting there.
d repeatedly, but I think I am finally getting there.
The barn finally arrived on Memorial Day 2013.
CONTINUING. . . Meanwhile, I have been to several other alpaca farms to see their farms, to learn, and have since purchased two more alpacas. Kryssi and Bella from Golden Spirit Alpacas of Odessa, FL. Brenda is another person I cannot say enough about. What an amazing farm and the care she gives her animals is nothing but top notch.
So much has changed. I acquired the 3 acres next to me and have since added fencing and another new barn there. I have had a baby born on my farm, Sir Rollie of Heavenly Oaks Alpacas born April 2014. I have acquired 5 girls and a boy from Georgia. I continue to improve my property and have cut down more trees than I care to think about or haul again. LOL. I continue to take classes both in regards to my animals and to processing their fleece. I absolutely LOVE working with the fleece from my animals. If only I could master the art of spinning. Hopefully that will come with time and practice. The journey continues........