RAW FLEECE FOR SALE!
We are in the process of skirting or cleaning our fleeces for shipment to the mill and coop for processing into yarn and products. We are also selling raw fleece to handspinners at this time. The price doubles after we clean it. If you want quality raw fleeces with incredible softness/fineness, now is the time to buy it. We sell it at half price, $3.00 per oz., if you want to clean it. It's not that dirty to begin with because of our farm practices and the fact that our animals are on clean pasture grass most of the time, but once we skirt and clean it the price goes up to full retail, $6.00 per oz. Cleaning or skirting means removing the vegetation from it, it would still need to be washed. Call us for available colors.
Welcome to our ranch! We are in our sixth year of raising these wonderful animals and loving every minute of it. Well, almost every minute. Raking poop can have it's moments, I suppose. From breeding to showing and everything in between, it's been a learning experience that I only regret I didn't get involved in sooner, when I first was made aware of this exciting adventure.
In 1997, I saw a segment of the TV show "California Heartland" which featured an Alpaca ranch in California. It was my first introduction to these fantastic creatures. I sent away for some information and received a postcard of a beautiful pinto Huacaya alpaca. I placed that postcard on the refrigerator door and looked at it every day for ten years without doing a thing to start fulfilling the dream of one day owning my own ranch.
In late 2007, I once again saw an infomercial about Alpacas and got re-interested. I began to look on the internet, visit ranches, and ask questions of ranchers. I found that in the ten years I had been dreaming about owning Alpacas, many people had acted on their dreams and had done very well. I got very mad at myself (even asking people to kick my behind) for not acting earlier. And I decided to act! So, in January, 2008, my wife and I bought our first two pregnant females. We had our first cria two weeks later and we were on our way. We don't have a ranch of our own yet but that is our goal. Meanwhile, we are agisting our animals at a ranch in Reedley, CA where I also care for that landowners nine alpacas.
I've been teaching high school for 35 years, coaching sports many of those years, and my wife has been a full-time wife and mother to our three kids. They're all grown up now and as we look forward to retirement, we see how God has placed us in the position to take on this new venture, working with one of His most unique creations, to smooth out the stress points in our lives. I firmly believe that my blood pressure is already coming down.
Maxine has fallen in love with the individual faces and personalities of each alpaca. We never leave the farm without Maxine having at least one good laugh at their antics. It's easy to get really hooked on these amazing animals.
Our goal is to become one of the best breeders of Huacaya Alpacas in North America. Our goal is to breed the best American Alpacas possible for future fleece production by blending the best characteristics of Peruvian, Chilean, and Bolivian Alpacas with the Accoyo bloodlines. Our goal is to have the best customer service in the industry; before, during, and after the sale and even without the sale. What's important to you is important to us. What can we do to help you?
That's our story. We'd love to hear yours. Please, give us a call.