High Meadow Alpacas
High Meadow Alpacas is located in the rolling hills in beautiful, scenic Middle Tennessee. Michael and Charlotte Goldston fulfilled their life-long passion of loving animals by raising and breeding alpacas to go along with their horses, donkeys, dogs, cats, swans, ducks, geese and any other needy creature that arrives.
After a combined sixty-eight years in the investment business (so far!), they have created a little bit of heaven on earth at High Meadow. Located in historic Leipers Fork, the farm and its 150 beautiful acres offer an air of peaceful tranquility, which is well needed after their days spent in their offices in the financial industry.
High Meadow Alpacas is home to 150 alpacas, including " The Southern Gentlemen of High Meadow", who have become famous not only in their own right, but with their progeny!
Charlotte and Michael Goldston, along with Farm Manager, Jake Way, all work to make sure High Meadow Alpacas offers the highest quality of breeding animals, blood-lines and service to their clients. Diana St. Onge and Lupe assist with the day to day care of the alpacas and the breedings for both High Meadow and their clients and Marsha Bennett helps with the Fleece Products.
Jake, and his wife Nicole reside onsite at High Meadow with Landon Way, now 5 years old. The "family" at High Meadow, never considers it "a work day", when all are busy at all hours on the farm. They are just at home enjoying their lives and each other.
Having Dr. Norm Evans on site on a regular basis as well as several of their local veterinarians who trained under Dr. Pugh at Auburn, they have top medical care for their farm. The health of the animals is always their main objective. They have their own medical facilities and lab, and can do ultrasounds, blood work, fecals, and other procedures as needed.
With over 420 babies born during the past eleven years, they are always excited about the new additions, and the diversity of blood-lines they have diligently sought to add to their farm.
The herd sires that reside at High Meadow Alpacas are "legends" in their own right. There are 12 "Southern Gentlemen" that provide services for both High Meadows' alpacas as well as their clients (and a number of Junior Herd Sires in-waiting). All colors are represented from silver grey, fawn, brown, white, and black. The Championship ribbons and banners are too numerous to list. "Lover's Lane" at High Meadow is ready and waiting for breedings.
High Meadow Alpacas prides themselves on the quality and the service that clients will find with them. They have helped establish dozens of farms for those deciding to become involved in the "alpaca world". Whether it is a health care problem, a question on how fencing or barns should be built, choosing the right alpacas to start a herd, or financial help in breedings and purchases, High Meadow Alpacas has someone with expertise to help. And that help is available long after the alpacas leave High Meadow for their new home. One of the best compliments possible, is that High Meadow has been there for clients in many ways, long after their first purchase or visit to the farm. Once you are a member of the High Meadow Family, the responsibility to you is taken seriously.
Michael and Charlotte have found such rewards in being in the alpaca industry from the pleasure of the alpacas, to the wonderful people, that they both take time to give back. They are members of the National Alpaca Owner and Breeders Association, The Southeast Alpaca Association, MAPACA, OABA, ARI, Tennessee and Kentucky Alpaca Association. Michael has served on the Board of several AOBA Committees, including GIRCOM , and the Nominating Committee for the AOBA Board; as well as served as head of Marketing/PR for the SEAA for many years. Charlotte served as Vice President and on the Board for the Southeast Alpaca Association for eight years and has Chaired the Silent Auction and the Herd Sire Auction (which she started) for Southern Select for eight years, to help raise money for Research for Alpacas and to promote alpacas in the Southeast. She called it a labor of love. Both Charlotte and Michael are still involved in the rescue of animals, and have offered homes to some of the rescue animals from the Montana Rescue program. Their friends, some never involved with alpacas, are now donating funds, and fostering animals to assist. They are passionate in their love of animals, their belief in the growth of the alpaca industry, and their desire to help others reap these benefits.