Rapid Growth

We purchased our foundation herd of alpacas just over a year ago.  We brought all 7 to the farm in February and by April we were up to 8 with the birth of first cria which our daughter named Marius.  Then we purchased half ownership of a Jr. Herdsire with Heart and Soul Alpacas.  After attending 3 days of alpaca education in Bend Oregon we purchased a package of 3, so that brought us to 12.  Sadly we lost one of our girls that was with cria and so we were down to 10.  We have been loving our alpacas so much that we decided to acquire an alpaca ranch.  In November we purchased Liberty Oaks Alpacas and brought 17 more alpacas to Structured Chaos.  We now have 30 alpacas with one more due any day.  We have 18 females and 12 males. We now have a great foundation herd to start breeding fantastic Alpacas to sell in 2017. Structured Chaos farm is now offering tours with great response.

2017 should be an exciting year, with 5 cria due this year.  We have 5 alpaca shows to attend and Education With A Destination in Bend, OR.  I’m sure there will be many more alpaca adventures this year.

We also were excited to have our first piglets born on the farm.  Meg and Hamilton gave us 8 healthy piglets that are the cutest things second to the alpacas of course.  All piglets have been sold and it looks like we will have another batch in about 3 months.

A Lot Happens In A Year

I can’t believe it has already been a year since we started this project.  The house remodel is done, the pastures are in, and we have animals on the farm.  When we started we weren’t sure which animals we wanted to focus on.  After attending our local Farm Tour last October, I fell in love with alpacas.  I did a ton of research about alpacas and visited some more alpaca ranches.  I finally found what I was looking for at Heart & Soul Alpacas and Spinnery.  We wanted animals that were friendly, gentle, and had the ability to become therapy animals.  We are now the proud owners of 7 amazing alpacas with potentially 4 more on the way.   Well we couldn’t stop their!  We now have 20 chicks that will soon be laying in their Eggston Palace, built by my father, where they “chicken in but don’t chick out.”   In about 5 weeks our Nigerian Dwarf goats arrive.  Last but not least our American Guinea Hogs arrive Friday.  I’m so glad that I graduated nursing school now that we have all these fun little animals grazing our farm.  I will have more time to keep up with them and updating our blog.  Let the CHAOS and beautiful sun rises continue!DSC_0004

Jan 7th 2015 we bought the property

The day has finally come where we have bought enough land to have a farm.  We have 10 acres of land of which 5 acres is flat.   The adventure is about to begin on March 1st when we start to build a barn for our future farm animals and put in the irrigation to water our land.  We also get to build our dream kitchen to help with all of the wonderful fruits and veggies we plan on growing.  2015 is going to be a great year.