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About the Farm

Alpacas of El Dorado is the culmination of our combined goals and visions of the past several years. We have both been in the real estate field for the past twenty years, Scott in residential sales and Laurie in escrow. We set our sights on purchasing a mountain home in the Sierra Foothills on acreage set amongst a vibrant and excellent wine region. After extensive searching along California's Highway 49, the Gold Country Trail, we found the perfect spot in El Dorado County just below the snow line but above the fog. Surrounded by stately Ponderosa Pines and Cedar trees we found a cedar sided home with an expansive covered porch and deck on five beautiful acres within a couple miles of award winning wineries.

The alpaca part of the equation came from the simultaneous exploration of how best to use the land once we found it. Scott had discovered alpacas years earlier when showing property to some real estate clients and driving by an established alpaca ranch. He immediately was taken by the animal's gentle nature and calming demeanor but nothing more came of it at that time. Laurie has always been an extremely observant, attentive and intuitive animal lover. She grew up owning and caring for her own horses since elementary school. With the goal of purchasing the property becoming a reality Scott showed Laurie the alpaca ranch he had discovered years ago and said "what do you think?" Needless to say we were on the internet immediately learning all we could about alpacas and attending "get started" seminars.

We are dedicated to the continual improvement in quality of both suris and huacayas by breeding only to the finest herdsires and bloodlines. We are located in the beautiful Sierra Foothills midway between Sacramento and South Lake Tahoe. Our ranch is open to visitors at any time by appointment and we welcome you to be our guests to experience the peaceful lifestyle, clean mountain air and to drink some good local wines and talk alpaca.

We have experienced the spiritual connections of life and are firm believers in goal setting and visioning your future path. The spiritual nature of these beautiful creatures, their gentle disposition, joy to be around and connection to your inner being - not to mention the business aspects of the alpaca lifestyle, has brought us down this most exciting path. Follow your dreams, create your own future life and take the road less traveled by - and that will make all the difference.

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Ideal Alpaca Community Member

Ideal Alpaca Community Member

The Ideal Alpaca Community is a group of breeders who believe in the ultimate potential of the alpaca. We are joined together by common principles and goals. Our collective purpose is to raise genetically superior alpacas that produce high volumes of fine fleece. We have chosen the Internet as the communication medium we will use to reach our mutual goals, keeping our individual farms and ranches informed of our collective achievements.


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