— The Openherd Team

Zephyr Hill Farm

Superior Suri Alpacas, Fleece and Goods

Denise & Jeff Johnson
2126 Deer CourtFarwell , MI 49622

A typical sunrise here in the heart of the mitten.

The "girls" in their pasture.
Crias and more!

We were a small suri alpaca farm located in the heart of Michigan, just 2 1/2 hours away from Metro Detroit. We founded our farm in the rolling hills of central Michigan when we retired from the suburban lifestyle in 2014.

After the brutal winter this past year and the inevitable aging of us we decided to bring our alpaca farm venture to a close. We are dispersing our herd and have sold the farm. I was blessed with the opportunity to raise and work with alpacas on a beautiful farm that I will sorely miss. I came into this without any knowledge of alpacas and have learned so much. Alpacas are a unique livestock. I found them to be funny, quirky, non-aggressive, and individualistic. They taught me patience and persistence and an appreciation of their wonderful qualities. It has been a blessing and an honor caring for them and I would highly recommend the alpaca lifestyle for families with children. Alpacas would make a wonderful 4H animal.

Their fleece is amazing and I’m excited to continue working with it and having the time in the future to create with it.

We have sold all of our alpacas.

Find our alpaca goods on our Etsy page by clicking on the link in the upper right hand corner (currently the Etsy page is in vacation mode as we transition to our new home).

Also feel free to follow along with our status on our facebook page and at our blog by clicking on the links.

Farm Terms & Financing

We are open to discussing terms.

Welcome to the Heart of the Mitten!

Rolling hills, beautiful sunrises and sunsets, suri alpacas and a few chickens are what living the paca lifestyle was all about and we loved it!
The farm has been sold and we have found a new home. All of our alpacas have been sold and found their new forever homes.