— The Openherd Team

Countryside Alpacas

Ease Into Alpaca

Pam & Jon Stenman
172 Rugg Brook Rd.Winsted, CT 06098

Showing off at the Goshen Fair

Countryside Seth - Day 1
Alpaca Love!
Checking out the New Addition

Welcome to Countryside Alpacas!

We are a small farm in Northwestern Connecticut. Our focus is on producing alpacas in various solid colors, consistently improving the qualities of their fleece from one generation to the next, and maintaining excellent conformation. Our alpacas are DNA tested to prove their parentage and all are registered with the Alpaca Registry (ARI).

Why Alpacas?

We were fortunate to purchase an old farmhouse with some acreage in Winchester, Connecticut not long after being married. After spending some time renovating the house and starting our family, we wanted to bring some sort of farming back to our property. We decided on livestock and in 2002 purchased our first alpacas. We chose alpacas for their wonderful fiber, the amount of work to care for them, and the fact that they were relatively easy to handle. We wanted to provide an opportunity for our children to learn to work with animals. Our daughters and nephew have trained and showed alpacas since 2003, our youngest started when she was just 6 years old. It has been a great learning experience for us as well as for our children.

Thank you to all our past Customers!

After 17 years in the Alpaca business, we have decided to close our business at then end of 2019. We have enjoyed our years with our alpaca herd and are looking for good homes for our last 3 alpacas. If you would like to provide a home for Max, Shadow and Romulus, please reach out to us! Thanks!