After many years of planning and wiating, we finally have made the move to our ranch in Nicasio, CA--on the main road to Point Reyes Station from HWY 101. West Marin county is a gorgeous vacation and "day trip" haven, but it is also an area with a strong agricultural history, and a rich tradition of fiber artistry.
Because we have taken a different approach towards alpaca ranching, we can offer a unique perspective on the alpaca business. We continued to work full-time in our professions in Southern California, dreaming of the day that we will bring our alpacas to our ranch property in Marin County, north of San Francisco (you know...hot tubs, Jerry Garcia, "flower power"...Well, things HAVE changed since the 1960's!!) Since 2006, we agisted (boarded) our alpacas at five different ranches on the West coast, from Northwestern Oregon to Southern California. This was a real advantage--we learned different approaches to alpaca husbandry and sales from a spectrum of successful alpaca ranchers. We also expanded our contacts to the Midwest and the East Coast, as we purchased high quality animals from coast to coast. When you develop relationships with ranchers across the country, you have mentors all over the United States!