We are Alpaca Breeders. We are breeding to improve the genetics and fiber of these precious and amazing animals. The fiber we get annually allows us to process and sell the fiber along with making some gorgeous Alpaca products such as hats, scarfs, shawl's and much much more.
The farm is located on the border of Princeton and McKinney in some of the most amazing farm country in the North East Texas region where we are neighbored by local Wineries and other ranches.
Our ranch was started with the mission of wanting to provide a safe and rewarding working environment for adults with special needs. Our son who is now 15 with severe autism will need to have a place to work and thrive when he is older, so we wanted to provide that for him and others like him.
Wendi was born and raised in Northern California. Her mom grew up around horses and made sure Wendi had a chance to work with animals at a young age by participating in 4H. She even competed in barrel racing during her time in 4H. Her grandpa had also boarded horses which exposed Wendi to taking care of large amounts of animals.
In her twenties she had children and took up the art of crochet, knitting, and stitching. In 2005 Wendi started a business where she made blankets, hats, scarfs, booties, etc. She had been self-taught and now 20 years later is quite the fiber artist working with her Alpaca fiber. With the kids older and in school she went back to college to become a registered nurse, motivated by the many medical issues her son was experiencing with his gut and autism diagnosis.
In the last few years she and her husband Todd got the bug to want to start a farm. They searched for livestock that was docile and easy to care for so adults with special needs would be safe and enjoy their experience around the animals. She visited an Alpaca Ranch in Sacramento and immediately fell in love with the amazing calmness they brought and as you look at their huge eyes, you just melt. She told her husband we are starting an Alpaca Ranch, the rest is history.
Wendi & Todd Eccles
Princeton, TX 75407