— The Openherd Team

Blonde Velvet & Me

Rick Daugherty & Carol Thayer
180 Glenwood HwyGelnwood, WA 98619

We are Rick Daugherty and Carol Thayer, and we are located in the scenic COLUMBIA RIVER GORGE on 20 stunning acres rolling up to the foot of Mt Adams in the sunny Glenwood Valley. We opened a retail store about 20 minutes away in downtown Hood River, Oregon, and we have been floored by the constant reaction of the public to our magical end-products we so often take for granted! The world thinks we are sitting on a pot of gold with these animals -- because HEY!! WE ARE!!! We believe in the products we are breeding for -- and FINENESS is our main breeding goal and has been for 18 years, and it shows! The consistency of low microns, low CV's and SD's throughout our mid-sized herd is remarkable. We have retained daughters and sons of some of our super-star dams, and a tour of the farm and review of fleeces can give you a good idea of genetic performance of a lot of our herd (it is easy to see trends). Come see the Columbia Gorge!

With the recent loss of my husband, Rick, to cancer, I need to seriously downsize before this fall. All reasonable offers considered, discounts for purchases of groups of female or males combined.

Enchanted Alpaca

The Enchanted Alpaca is our family owned, Farm-to-Fashion retail
clothing store featuring alpaca clothing along with other natural fiber clothes.

Please stop by the Enchanted Alpaca.