Well after 11 wonderful years of owning and raising Alpacas we have decided to retire from the business to pursue other interests!
It has been an AMAZING journey!! A journey that has brought us SO many new friends!
Having the opportunity to live on a farm and witness the births of so many new lives has been an experience I shall NEVER forget and will ALWAYS cherish!!
Building a new farm and learning to care for these amazing animals, wasn’t always easy, but we persevered, did it together, and became a whole lot stronger as a couple!!
We survived the 1st death of one of our beloved herd, along with a job layoff, which was difficult, but again we marched on!
Alpacas are the MAINE reason we decided to leave Massachusetts, and our stressful commutes, to pursue a simpler and less hectic life-style in the country!
We have BOTH come to LOVE Maine and cannot ever see ourselves not living in this wonderful state, so aptly referred to as “Vacationland”!
Michael and I are throwing around LOTS of ideas as to what the next phase of our lives will have in store for us!
At the top is sub-dividing the farm, selling the old farmhouse, 3 barns, the pond, and 10 acres, and building a brand new maintenance free “Green” home on the 14 acres will retain! It’s a lovely and secluded bit of the farm we’ve always talked about building on!
He talks about possibly another boat, and I talk about a “Tab” camper, so will see how that turns out!
After our new home is built we’d like to look for either land on a lake, here in Maine, or possibly even a small cabin!
And a bit of travel will also be in the picture!
Mike will continue to work for L.L. Bean, and I will pursue my photography a bit more!
I’d like to stay involved in the Alpaca world, which is all I know and still LOVE, by perhaps brokering for select farms!
So take a look at the Sales List, both on www.fullmoonalpacas.com, as well as on Open Herd to check out the FINE “Ladies & Gents” for sale!!
This took me a LONG time to even begin to write this, and believe me a few tears we’re shed in the process!
But my plan, whenever I feel a bit sad missing my alpacas and farm, is to pour though the thousands of photos I took!! This will ALWAYS bring a HUGE smile to my face!
And this photo remains my all time favorite!!
On 5/3/13 Chief Meteorologist, Charlie LoPresti, of WGME Ch. 13 visited the farm and did his live weather updates! They also ran portions of our shearing day, which they filmed on 4/29! The Alpacas "acted" PERFECTLY grazing calmly behind Charlie the ENTIRE time!!
Take a moment to also visit our “Alpacas For Sale” page. We are brokering “TOP QUALITY GENETICS AT AFFORDABLE PRICING”.