Our farm began with an idea hatched in the middle of the big city. We both have a wonderful love for nature, and enjoy the outdoors, no matter what the weather is like. Being stuck on 5,000 square feet of land, and feeling that exposing even a dog to those conditions would be a sin, we set out to change our idea into reality.
After several months of searching, we found 13 acres of land in southern Maine upon which to start our farm. A former perennial farm, massive Flower beds were tilled under to make way for pasture. We installed the fencing ourselves, utilizing wood harvested from our land to use as fence posts.
Life on the Farm
What we've accomplished so far here at Abenaqui Alpacas has been a result of long days of hard work and more than just a bit of Yankee ingenuity. We're both sure that there are more of both to come, and we look forward to all of it with exuberance.
Our two-car garage was transformed into a barn to house our foundation stock of alpacas. Connected to the house via a covered porch, this set up makes for easier winter chores. Fence posts were harvested from the woods behind the house. Temporary hay storage came in the form of a party tent. The hay moved from the party tent to occupy half of the boyıs run in shed. (The run in shed was built as a forethought of the boys which were surely on their way.) Leftover building materials became useful hay feeders. His and hers chain saws and an old wood chipper helped us to clear additional acreage of wooded lot for pasture and to create fence posts. Older growth hemlock was harvested from the land and milled into timbers to construct our first barn.
Several of the perennial flower beds have survived the transformation into an alpaca farm. So have we. To learn more about what alpacas can offer you, contact us. We encourage visitors to our farm to share in the wonder of the alpaca lifestyle.