|Lone Spruce Alpacas began as a dream, something to do in retirement
years. With Alden and I being lifelong dairy farmers, it was a natural
transition from developing registered Holsteins to developing registered
Huacaya alpacas. Research resulted in "sticker shock." However, after a
year we discovered how we could pursue our dream. We decided to
become alpaca breeders. On July 31, 2004, we purchased three bred
alpacas from Mettowee Valley Farm in Vermont. We came home,
renovated a shed area, and built our first pasture fence. By November we
were ready to receive our alpacas. The dream became a reality.
Much has happened since 2004. Alden passed away in 2006 and Jeanne
continues to develop the business as the sole owner. In 2007, a new
alpaca barn was completed, new pastures fenced, run-in sheds built, and
the herd grew to 17. In 2008, we had a very busy year with 5 healthy
crias being born, a new pasture fenced, a website built, and an online store
created. We continue to develop the farm with new crias being born each
year and new marketing and sales efforts for our herd and products.
|About Our Farm
|Lone Spruce Alpacas 3/24/2013
|Our herd has grown to over 50 alpacas in the past few years. We could not do it without continued
support from John and Kitty Stewart. Their involvement with everything from shearing to shows to
fiber dyeing have helped our farm to thrive.
Our emphasis continues to be on breeding for alpacas with correct conformation and improving their
fiber. Careful attention is given to each alpaca ensuring their health and well-being. The herd is kept
current with boosters, rabies shots, and is tested negative for BVDV.