I remember the day my dad, Charles, told me my mother, Susan, wanted to raise alpacas.  I thought to myself, I don't want to raise camels.  A few short days later we were driving in the car and I heard my mom say, "Stop, there are some alpacas!"  That was how I first learned about alpacas.  I can't say I was immediately swayed to take on this lifestyle.  They were cute and cuddly, but I didn't really see any purpose in raising alpacas.  Two years later, my mother, father and I have 27 alpacas who make their home at our farm.  They are a delight to see each day.  They have provided us with many days of entertainment pronking around the pastures.  On most days they can be seen quietly grazing in our pastures.   We have a 20 acre farm located in Upper Marlboro, MD.  We always enjoy sharing our peaceful farm with the many visitors who visit us each year.  I love to jump on people and have been told I can be annoying, but if you come visit us, I will probably be the first one you will see.  One final thought that I have heard my parents say,  "It's never too late to live happily ever after!"  P. S. I love dog biscuits.

We have included the link for a video about the farm that was recently put together by a University of Maryland Journalism student:  http://vimeo.com/108522624