We are not open to the general public, but we do offer private tours. There is no charge for the tour. The tour lasts a couple of hours. We do a sit-down presentation all about alpacas and the ranch. Next you can feed grain to the alpacas, take pictures and ask more questions. After that we offer an optional craft that small children to grandparents can do. You will make an alpaca felted soap to take with you. There is a minimal charge of $8.00 for the mini class. We will have our farm store open for shopping which includes pasture raised eggs to alpaca yarns and products. We like a minimum of 10 people/children to book a private tour. Just email or call us to schedule one.
Grandma Tours now Available
We do get requests from grandmothers who want to bring their grandchildren for a visit. We know that it can be difficult to get 10 people together. We are now offering Grandma Tours once to twice a month. All we ask is for you to contact us so we are prepared for the actual numbers of grandmothers and their grandchildren. Just check out the event calendar for the next scheduled Grandma Tour.
We had our first cria (baby alpaca) of the season born here on the ranch. Its a girl and we named her Dusty. Her and mother are doing well.
These two pictures above are of her at a week old. We just love her.
Our Muscovy Ducklings are getting big. Soon we will have some for sale. These ducks do not require a pond as they are a wood duck. They are great for bug control. We have had no ticks in our yard this year.
This nest has some of our alpacas fiber in it. These are barn swallows and she builds this nest every year over our farm store entrance. The birds are still building nests. Yesterday I saw a golden finch taking fiber from my hanging bird nesting ball. We still have some in our store for sale. Just hang it somewhere close to where you feed the birds and watch them come and take it to build their nests.
Our puppies are 5 months old now. Look how big they are getting. This is Pan our oldest Maremma who is now retired at the age of 13 years old. Clyde is laying in front of him. Pan tolerates the puppies. Clyde likes to give him sloppy kisses.
Here is a picture of Pan and Bonnie. Bonnie is a little troublemaker who likes to lead her brother Clyde to do mischievous things that they shouldn't be doing. Once they reach maturity they will make awesome guard dogs for the ranch. If you would like to see all of these animals in person, email, message or call us to schedule a tour. We like to share our alpacas with you.
It has been a wet spring and we have had more than our share of rain. The weather people say we are above avg by 4-6 inches. We had a perfect window to have our alpacas sheared in May. Here a couple of pics of alpacas before and after shearing, along with all of the fiber that we sheared.
Springtime is a time for babies. We have several Muscovy ducklings that hatched.
We have added something new to our farm this year. Two Hereford piglets. Their names are pork chop and bacon.
Of course there is the beauty of wildflowers in our woods. Spring is one of my favorite seasons.
Hi, my name is Liz Fagel and I love to blog about our ranch located in beautiful Northern Michigan. I write about the alpaca's and of course the fiber arts.