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Structured Chaos Farm

Where Chaos Brings Peace and Quality to Life

Wendi and Todd Eccles
3792 County Road 1125Farmersville, TX 75442
903-776-2035 Office
916-532-7747 cell Wendi, 214-548-2489 cell Todd
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Saturday, December 19, 2020

2 years is way too long

the Farmhouse

the Farmhouse

December 2018 was our last post. I guess we have been too busy on Facebook and Instagram keeping y'all updated. We will be better at keeping this blog updated with ongoing events. A lot has happened in 2 years and we are gearing up for a big 2021. So here is a little of what happened the last 2 years.

In 2019 we decided to move onto the farm full time from our house that was a short half mile away. We had to put our AirBnb on hold while we lived in it and our 5th wheel trailer pl read more...
new livestock barn 72 x 60

new livestock barn 72 x 60

wedding event venue

wedding event venue


Saturday, December 29, 2018

Well we did it again!

new herd

new herd

Well we ended the year with a bang. We added another 18 to our herd and now are sitting at 74 animals. We got a mix of females and males but are especially excited about a 6 year old male we got that has some amazing fiber statistics. NPA Peruvian Micro has recent statistics in the last year of 16.7 microns, with a comfort factor of 99.4%. He is very dense and going to add some great genetics to our herd here in Texas. We want to give a big thank you to North Plains Alpacas for helping us read more...

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Large addition to herd

Selene

Selene

We just made a large purchase of some amazing fiber animals from our friends at North Plains Alpacas near Portland OR. Tim and Eldonna were very generous in helping us build up our fiber herd of animals with some of their amazing genetics. We purchased 18 Alpacas with many of the moms having some young boys by their side.

We also purchased two females from Crescent Moon Ranch while attending the Education with a destination in Bend OR back in August. Scott and Debbie are amazing read more...
Selene's Fleece

Selene's Fleece

Brooklyn

Brooklyn

Brooklyn had a baby girl!!

Brooklyn had a baby girl!!


Sunday, May 20, 2018

We have a Farm Stay now!

We are so excited to offer a farm stay now! Now visitors can extend their stay and come hang out with the alpacas for a few days. We have a minimum of a 2 day stay and maximum of 5 days. We promise not to give you too many chores to do while you are here. Check out full details on our Airbnb page for pricing and availability. We book up fast and are often booked out 2 months in advance.

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Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Home Sweet Home

Our new location, 15 beautiful acres!

Our new location, 15 beautiful acres!

So thrilled that we found a new location. We have 15 beautiful acres with barns, a covered arena, and a tiny house. The alpacas are getting used to the Texas weather as are we. Fresh water every day and fans going 24-7. We added 2 new LGDs to the family, Drax and Rocket, who are getting training from our big kids. Two new rides have joined the ranch, Daisy and Comanche greet us every morning at the fence for a kiss on the nose.

I will be heading back to California soon to pick up our read more...
Greener Pastures

Greener Pastures

Newest addition

Newest addition

Interns, Rocket and Drax

Interns, Rocket and Drax

Our new rides

Our new rides


Monday, May 8, 2017

New Location

Howdy Y’all!! We have officially relocated to northern Texas. This move has been in the works for quite a while and is still in progress. We found a cute house on an acre and are looking for more property to put all the alpacas on. We’ve been here for a week and are still waiting for our furniture to arrive. We are making due with microwave meals and our new neighbors loaned us a blow up mattress. Texas hospitality is alive and well. Our alpacas are enjoying a little more time in Californ read more...

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Rapid Growth

We purchased our foundation herd of alpacas just over a year ago. We brought all 7 to the farm in February and by April we were up to 8 with the birth of first cria which our daughter named Marius. Then we purchased half ownership of a Jr. Herdsire with Heart and Soul Alpacas. After attending 3 days of alpaca education in Bend Oregon we purchased a package of 3, so that brought us to 12. Sadly we lost one of our girls that was with cria and so we were down to 10. We have been loving our alp read more...

Friday, March 4, 2016

A Lot Happens In A Year

I can’t believe it has already been a year since we started this project. The house remodel is done, the pastures are in, and we have animals on the farm. When we started we weren’t sure which animals we wanted to focus on. After attending our local Farm Tour last October, I fell in love with alpacas. I did a ton of research about alpacas and visited some more alpaca ranches. I finally found what I was looking for at Heart & Soul Alpacas and Spinnery. We wanted animals that were friendly, read more...

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Jan 7th 2015 We Bought the Property