We purchased our home and property in Montpelier in 2005. The house was new but the farm needed some work and through our lengthy research we knew that starting an Alpaca farm could have some great tax advantages. My husband and I share a love for animals so once we had spent many hours and months researching alpacas, visiting several farms and becoming acquainted with the alpaca personality we decided that raising these unique animals really seemed to be an enjoyable venture. So, off to rebuild the fencing and barns we went, doing all the work ourselves preparing for the arrival of the creatures we have come to love. We spent a lot of time and effort trying to find an investment that would take the property that we just purchased and in the long haul make a little money while providing us with a wonderful bonding experience with some wonderful creatures. We had discovered Alpacas. The Alpacas seem to be the perfect fit for our lifestyle and personal goals. We have enjoyed the Alpaca lifestyle ever since.
Although, we both have more than full time jobs off the farm, (we are both accountants) we have plenty of time to spend with our alpacas. That is one of the huge benefits of having an alpaca farm. Once you have your farm set up properly, the maintenance is minimal. They are truly easy and rewarding to care for if you love animals the joy you get from them is priceless. Yes, we are probably a couple like some of the commercials you see on TV about the alpacas. We see raising alpaca as another avenue on the road to retirement with a lifestyle that is simple and extremely rewarding.
The primary goal of our farm will be to concentrate on bloodlines, confirmation and fiber quality. We believe that staying focused on quality breedings to produce the best possible fiber is going to be the way of the future in this industry and the better your fiber quality, the more return on your investment you will receive. We have been extremely satisfied with the selection of animals we made when establishing our initial herd. Our high quality animals include the bloodlines from PPPeruvian Royal Fawn, The Double E Hannibal, MFI Peruvian White Knight and with our latest acquisition, we now have the nephew of one of the latest alpaca sensations, Peruvian Ion. If you are already familiar with the most valuable bloodlines, then you will recognize these bloodlines, if you are not, Google them and read the valuable information on these lines. Once you do your research, you will discover that these bloodlines have sold in the six figure range. One of our herd sires is of the Peruvian Ion line and one of our up and coming herd sires is from the Peruvian Royal Fawn line.
We would like to share more of our personal experiences with alpaca farming with you, so please come to our farm for a one on one consultation, we will be happy to schedule appointments. We also have a large variety of alpaca yarn and alpaca felt for sale and for you to put your hands on the beautiful products made from these beautiful animals. Clay & Rhonda Foster
Phone (804) 883-6067
Cell (804) 640-7153 or (804) 467-2085