**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 ranch visitors, 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.
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
CRAZY TEMPERATURES! Mother Nature seems to be working overtime throwing us crazy temperatures this winter. Did you know that wearing alpaca products can keep you comfortable in a wide range of temperatures? Really! Of course, everyone is different, so remember wearing layers is best if you are constantly going inside and out outside.
It all began when we met our first alpacas in late 1993, and bought our first alpacas 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 12 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 350 births here.
We gladly encourage prospective purchasers to spend time with us 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.
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.