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About Mary's Alpaca

We started with only 3 in 1994...

The alpaca lifestyle is totally gratifying. In the early 90's I lived in Miami, Florida. A beautiful place on the blue waters of Biscayne Bay where the sun came up orange every morning, every day was warm, the salt spray wouldn't allow vegetables to grow and there were no seasons.  The worst part was I missed my small alpaca herd and had to fly all over the country to train them for the showring.  

Yes, the showring was the only thing I could do. It was the only way to share in the kissing, spitting, humming,  pain and joy of owning my growing herd. I missed all the real upside of the alpaca. Birthing the new cria. Indeed, having my own cria kit and feeling important when that first breath is followed by the second. My sister Anna & I traveled to Peru, bought sweaters and carpets and were thoroughly immersed in "the alpaca lifestyle" but from a distance.

We won big at the shows. Caligula was one of the main reasons. I had bought a half interest and bred him to the females I owned and some that I bought already bred to him. Small Breeder of The Year awards were getting commonplace, so were Grand Championships and Blues but the shows were always great and new. Great new friends from all walks of life in an atmosphere of camaraderie and good cheer.



Finally it happened. In 1994, I bought the most beautiful farm I've ever seen. It's in Virginia, a state my mom always said was her favorite. It's 160 acres of green or white or orange rolling hills according to the season. My herd, now numbering 160 whiskered alpacas, dot the landscape.  My barn, which matches the old stone "country French" style of my house, is home to my beautiful farm store filled with alpaca fiber products. This barn is also where we run in house fecal screening with homemade fecal flotation solution. I keep most of my supply of Mary's Poop fertilizer here as well as my blue and championship ribbons and other awards. 


Here at Mary's Alpaca, we are not only home to some of America's finest alpacas with superb fleece and genetics, but we process our best fiber into yarn and clothing products which can be found in our farm store. I have also formulated a perfect alpaca manure fertilizer that is just amazing! I am excited to be sharing all these wonderful things with you all. 

We look forward to your calls and emails and would be happy to have you visit.  Mary

Updated April 03, 2023