— The Openherd Team

Smiling Moon Alpacas

"Where Dreams Become Reality"

Christina Gaeta and Thomas Burch
7734 North Branch RoadFriendship, NY 14739
716-307-0404, 585-973-2290

Smiling Moon Alpacas started in 2009 from a love of alpacas, with two huacaya fiber geldings. It wasn’t long before we knew that more alpacas needed to come and live on the farm. We are a small farm, on 33 acres in the hills of rural Allegany County in Friendship, New York . Our first venture into showing alpacas resulted in a 2nd place at the Northeast Alpaca Expo in the Spring of 2010 for Smiling Moon’s Lucio’s Zorro and in 2011 with a 2nd of 12 for our brown herdsire Edgewood's Phoenix Rising and has continued with multiple ribbons since. We are constantly striving to improve our herd, and we are seeing the results of our efforts!

Smiling Moon Alpacas is a family business, with everyone pitching in where needed. We have a small store called Smiling Moon Everything Alpaca, that is located on the farm. Visitors are always welcome! Just call to make arrangements.

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