— The Openherd Team

Keeghan's Corners....

Alpacas, Fiber, and Honey Bees

Christine Blair
4836 Woodville RoadLeetonia, OH 44431
My honey!!.....But most ribbons from dog shows
Christmas at Lantermans Mill
A few of the harder workers on the farm!

Welcome to Keeghan’s Corners, a quiet, beautifully set farm on, of course, a country corner. We are located just outside the village of Columbiana, Ohio; a town famous for its’ antique shops, eateries, and the Harvey Firestone Park. We are also about 2 minutes by car to the Greenway Bike Trail. To give you a better idea of location, Keeghan's Corners is just one hour west of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and about an hour and a half south of Cleveland.

A biology teacher by profession, I grew up as the pony-tailed girl that loved horses, dogs, and just about any other living creature. Lengthy periods of my life have been spent working, showing, and breeding some of my companion animals. Then I discovered another...alpacas! Perfect for my little 12 acre farm…..easy to handle, easy on the land, and producers of a fiber that rivals cashmere (There was a time during which I considered goats for cashmere, but I much prefer the alpacas.)

Presently, I run a small operation and am still in the process of building my herd. I am also fortunate to co-own a few animals with Alpha Omega Alpacas in Vermilion, Ohio and so have, some fantastic herdsire opportunities available to me. My herd carries the lines of Royal Fawn, Peruvian Obsydian, El Nino, and Accoyo Victor.

Some of my most rewarding time is spent sorting through the bags of fiber, picking out those that will be turned into yarn. I've been working with several different dyeing techniques and playing with beautiful colors to produce skeins of yarn that will someday be turned into beautiful heirlooms.

In addition to alpacas, I am still have my equines, and am also a beekeeper working to develop that aspect of my farm. And of course there are a few chickens for fresh eggs!

Feel free to stop and visit anytime. I'll do my best to answer any questions you might have about any of the animals here and their care. Most of my animals love attention.... especially if treats are involved.

The farm photo pages will show just a few of the blessings I've enjoyed here over the years.

If you are not ready to start your own herd, consider leasing an alpaca here or at your place. You can even arrange to purchase an animal's blanket fiber after shearing. I would be happy to discuss different types of arrangements with you; feel free to call any time.

Thanks for visiting!!
Christine Blair

Farm Terms & Financing

Visitors welcome - coffee is always brewing!


Bees (no pressure to get close)

Hand Dyed Yarns

Raw Fiber

Varietal Honeys

Free Range Chicken Eggs

and equines that just crave