What a JOY it is to raise these amazing animals! From the time we first saw an alpaca in 1999, to the time we purchased our first four in 2012, alpacas were in the back of our minds as a possibility for the future of our farm.
Our 37 acre farm in bucolic Craig County, Virginia, now boasts between 35 and 45 alpacas on almost 10 acres of fenced pastures, an amazing body of water in which to wade, swim and fish, and outstanding views of the Blue Ridge Mountains — and it’s surrounded by National Forest land with many places to hike nearby.
It’s been an extraordinary adventure! Our primary goal was to breed seed stock for the industry. With barely 3 years under our belts as alpaca breeders, we were graced with a truly incredible male — Man in the Moon’s Peruvian Ganymede. With 11 Championships and 4 Judges Choice awards, he rose to become the 2017 AOA National Supreme Champion! He’s a truly sensational male. We welcome you to come see him…and his offspring. We are expecting 17 crias in 2020 — most of which are sired by him.
This year begins another remarkable journey. Soon, we’ll be able to welcome visitors to our Guesthouse and Farm Store! And we’ll be expanding into agritourism to share our alpaca love. Whether you’re interested in getting a good look at alpacas for purchase, or just want to spend some relaxing time surrounded by curious alpacas and outdoor amenities, we welcome your visit!
Mark Edmonds and Brenda Landes
phone (540) 309-8568