Welcome to Alpaca Angels Farm
Owned by Barbara, Frank and Erin Thompson. We started our farm in the Summer of 2012 after deciding to leave suburbia behind and try the alpaca lifestyle that we had heard so much about. Studies have shown that 81% of alpaca farmers have no prior farming experience, so we were in good company. We purchased over 15 cleared and fenced acres with beautiful views of the surrounding countryside, and started our journey.
We are located 5 miles west of Washington, PA along Route 18N, just off the Jefferson Exit of Rt. 70. We are very easy to find.
This is a view of our new home.
||This is a view of our pasture as you drive onto the property
Winter is here, and our alpacas are oh so happy the hot days of summer are over. Alpacas are native to the Andes Mountains, and are built to withstand the cold, not suffer the heat. In the summer, we provide them with shade, and huge fans that they jockey for position so they can be in front of. But when winter comes, they are the happiest. After being shorn in May, their fleece has been growing all Summer and Fall, and they now have beautiful coats of fluffy fleece surrounding them. They are enjoying the cold weather and hating when it rains. "It's an alpaca night," has become a common phrase around here. It means that it is crisp and cold, the night sky is bright with stars, and the herd is out cushing around the run in shed, which they much prefer to the barn.
We had four babies (crias) this summer, and it has been fun watching them experience snow for the first time. They are prancing around and rolling over the fluffy white flakes. They run through the snow and experience the refreshing temperatures. They come alive during the winter.
Our newest cria is Mountie, so named because his mother is Mt. Marcia. But his name is so fitting because he has extraordinary long legs. When he runs, his little legs are flying everywhere.
The one thing alpacas do not like about the winter is not being able to eat fresh grass. We have plenty of hay for them, but they miss fresh green grass. But they will have to wait until Spring for that – as will we. In the meantime, they love the winter.
Herd Reduction Sale
With 5 babies due this coming summer, our herd is getting too large, and we are looking to sell several of our beautiful alpacas. Our herd was built for quality, and you won’t be disappointed by anything you purchase. Give us a call at 724-225-3459 about purchasing our alpacas. We would love to talk with you.
Farm Store Open
Our farm store will be set up in our home from time to time this winter. We post a sign at the bottom of our driveway on Route 18, and will list the dates on this website under the “More Information” tab, and then “Alpaca Angels Farm Shows/Events.” Or you can always call us at 724-225-3459. We hope to meet you very soon.