My Sweet Alpaca
Leaving Paradise to Find Paradise
After 14 years in Hawaii, we left in search of an ideal place to live and raise our family of four young boys. We traveled for about a year, from Oregon to the Florida Keys. A friend in Texas asked us to help him watch after his alpaca ranch while he was away for a few weeks. We tried to convince him that he was wasting his money on a new craze that would go out like the Ostrich and Emu. In our research of the alpaca industry, we developed charts and graphs to analyze cost and income. To our surprise, we learned that alpacas have a far greater return than mutual funds and not as volatile. After spending six weeks in Texas and traveling for a few more months, we finally found our “Paradise” on a 55 acre ranch in Langston, Alabama where we now raise alpacas.
My Sweet Alpaca is a 55 acre, rolling hills ranch with a quaint old home and barn. We are located in the North Eastern corner of Alabama, between Guntersville and Scottsboro, about 30 miles from the Georgia and Tennessee borders in the small town of Langston. We are in a cove, surrounded by mountains and water, near the Tennessee River and Lake Guntersville. Our little town is quiet enough that the American Bald Eagle calls Langston, Alabama home!
We strive to improve our fleece quality by focusing on fineness, density, and crimp through careful breeding, freshly made alpaca feed and mineral supplements. We are focusing on quality genetics with bloodlines from Ernesto (our Studmaster Hemingway Son) and Go Boy (our Dracula Son).
We will continue to learn as much as we can about the alpaca business and open our hearts and minds to others interested in these fantastic animals.
Give us a call or stop by our ranch and 'Let's Talk Alpaca!' and find out why this is a great business opportunity.