**Due to Covid-19 and recommendations from our Governor, the Health Department and CDC as well as concern for our family, we are practicing social distancing and limiting the number of visitors to no more than 8 people at a time* and an appointment is still needed. We are, however, filling on-line orders. Thank you for your understanding.
Please note that we are delighted to have shoppers, but do ask that you make an appointment before visiting us. Just give us a call (417 - 533 - 5280 ) to schedule a time. Thank you.
We met our first alpacas in late 1993, and bought our first alpacas in 1994. After 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 after 26 years and hundreds of births, we have chosen to retire from the raising of the alpacas and our herd has moved to new forever homes. We do still have our store with amazing alpaca products, and of course, selected alpaca fleeces for sale.
In the NEWS: PBS aired a special on Lebanon, and they were here filming us weaving....The airing date was October 25, 2018. The same segment has also aired in KC and St. Louis.
We have also been recently accepted to the Lt. Governor's Made In Missouri program!
We appeared in the October 2018 issue of Missouri Life Magazine- a full page no less. Wow, lots and lots of good news
MORE IN THE NEWS: We were recently featured (Sept 2017) in a wonderful article about Fiber "U" in OurEyesUponMissouri.com Some amazing photography from the event!
Did you catch Ozarks Live on December 7th (2015)? We were featured as one of the twelve days of Christmas. Here is the link if you'd like to watch it.