— The Openherd Team

Summer Hill Farm

We love our animals!

Doug, Brooke, and Lindsay Betz
P.O. Box 696Penn Valley, CA 95946
530-263-2637
530-263-1782
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Sunday, October 7, 2018

Sheep to Alpacas

Dory

Dory

We at Summer Hill Farm have raised Jacob sheep for fifteen years. We came from the city of Modesto and got into rural farm life after loads of research and two sheep who came with the house.
Our family members own The Farm at Rainbow's End in New Jersey, but we have never been out there to see their alpacas. Instead, we came to own alpacas in February 2018 another way -- by also working on an alpaca ranch called Heart & Soul.
We adore sheep. They're beautiful, sweet creatures. But w read more...
Malibu

Malibu

Winnetou

Winnetou

Ariel

Ariel


Sunday, July 1, 2018

Our First Summer Hill Cria

4-Sight's Finding Dory

4-Sight's Finding Dory

We raised Jacob sheep for almost fifteen years before purchasing our first pair of alpacas earlier this year. Dory and Malibu have been such amazing blessings, and we are so excited to see where they take us!
That being said, we have bred Dory to Krypton. I have been ready to explode with excitement for two weeks. How do you wait an entire year for such an amazing little creature? Five months is a long enough wait with sheep, and we rarely have only one pregnant at a time. And man read more...
Crescent Moon's Krypton

Crescent Moon's Krypton