Sunday, September 27, 2009

Looking for an Alpaca Farm

Today I am bored and restless so I thought to myself, "Beej," I say, "today would be a good day to find an alpaca farm."

I know, I know this might seem a little strange. Most women go clothes shopping when they are bored. Or read a book. Or take a nap. But I don't want to do those things. I want to go visit an alpaca farm.

A few days ago I saw an ad on tv saying that this is Alpaca Week and therefore we should all go to our local alpaca farm and see the animals. Apparently, most people who farm alpacas also sell sweaters and the like made from the wool of the animal, so I would guess Alpaca week is also a way for them to sell their goods.

How do you find an alpaca farm near you? No problem! The ad included this link to an alpaca farm locator!

So I went there and lo and behold if there is one in Dothan Alabama! (I'm amazed what I can find in this small city!)

It is called Oak Leigh. Nice huh?

Wowsah.. Those alpaca scarves must be expensive!

Well, further browsing on their site led me to realize that it isnt necessarily the wool that sells well, but the animals themselves, especially if one happens to be a pregnant alpaca!

This little gal sells for a mere $25,000:

One interesting thing is that Oak-Leigh also raises peacocks. what diverse ranchers these folks are.


  1. That place is beautiful! The alpaca business must be good. It is one thing to say that the price of an animal is $25,000. It is quite another to actually sell some for that. Obviously, these folks do.

    Or perhaps the peacock business is carrying the alpaca business.

  2. I'm going to take a drive out there in a little while to see for myself. I can find nobody who wants to go see this with me..old party poopers, they.. so I'm going to grab my camera and try to not to get lost.

    Hopefully, more photos will follow. But I promise, I will not come home with an alpaca. Especially a pregnant alpaca.

  3. I'm back and boy did I ever get some nice pictures! Tune in later, folks.

  4. I have 2 alpacas for sale. Peruvian mother and her newborn son. They are curre ntly boarded in Cal. The price for the both of them is $5000.00. Contact Joe at 954-540-8807.


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