2016 SHOPPING HOURS: Visitors by appointment please. Call us at 417-533-5280 to set a time for your private visit.
HAPPY NEW YEAR! Wishing you a fantastic 2016. We are starting the year with a 16-days BOOK SALE. Save 20% off the lowest price on any of our books (does not include Color Guide, Crochet Guide or Knit Guide pamphlets) from now until January 16th, 2016. Limited inventory- so they will be sold on a first come basis-- sorry, no back orders or returns on books.
ROAD REPORT: Living in the country is great, but at times when the weather is bad, so is our road. Don't hesitate to contact us about the current road condition, especially if we've had heavy rains, snow or ice. We will post on our Facebook page if we deem the road is unsafe. Thanks for your understanding as we value your safety and ours first and foremost.
IN THE NEWS: Did you catch Ozarks Live on December 7th? We were featured as one of the twelve days of Christmas. Here is the link if you'd like to watch it.
It all began when we met our first alpacas in late 1993, and bought our first ones in 1994. Then, searching for almost two years for a ranch where we could raise them, we found what is now Whirlwind Ranch in Lebanon, Missouri. We have had as many as 142 Alpacas here at one time, but now we average around 30 and several Great Pyrenees livestock guardian dogs to keep potential predators away. We raise Huacaya Alpacas at Whirlwind Ranch and have been blessed with over 300 births here. We are expecting 6 crias (baby alpacas) in the Spring of 2015.
We are very proud of the diverse Peruvian, Bolivian and Chilean bloodlines that have been incorporated in our foundation stock. We continue to strive for consistent quality - -- Our commitment to future generations of the North American Alpaca.
We gladly encourage prospective purchasers to spend time with us, both enjoying our crias' antics and learning about basic Alpaca care and management. We aim to support our customers in all phases of Alpaca ownership. We hope you will make an appointment to visit and share our excitement in these colorful fiber animals.