Fraggle Rock Farm - About Us

 

  Why alpacas? That seems to be the question on everyone's mind.  It's a great question through since many people are so unfamiliar with this camelid species, a close cousin to the Llama.  Here are  three basic facts about alpacas to answer this question, and some info about us!

 1) Sustainability- Easy keepers, environmentally friendly, safe with children.  

 2) Fleece- Alpacas are raised for their soft fleece which is excellent fiber.

 3) Tax Advantages/Investment- Considered the world's finest livestock   investment.

  Damon (Country Boy) grew up around farming in Barnstead, NH. There, he and his family grew and sold veggies, x-mas trees, and was active in 4H programs showing, owning and breeding goats.  That said, Damon already had a background in farming, science, and showing animals. Not to mention growing up drinking goat milk and eating farm fresh veggies. Yum! Damon graduated from the University of New Hampshire, and now works as a Wetland Scientist.  He still enjoys the farm life of harvesting those veggies and showing, training, and breeding animals.

  Megan (City Girl) grew up in the city of Fall River, MA.  Definitely not a farming community! Animals were always her #1 interest and she started riding horses as a young child. This led to showing and training horses, then assisting her family with showing dogs. She also graduated from the University of New Hampshire. She met her first alpaca working as a veterinary technician at Tufts Veterinary School where she got to work directly with everything from meningeal worm to neonatal issues.  Ever since then, alpacas have always been an interest, not to mention showing dogs, riding horses and veterinary medicine. Currently she specializes in Veterinary Ophthalmology at Port City Veterinary Referral Hospital in Portsmouth, NH.

  Investing in alpacas took time and money, but we wanted to be involved in something different and have our children grow up in this environment of family farming. They also enjoy the farm fresh veggies and goat milk! We also love the fiber alpacas produce which can be hand spun and/or made into sweaters, socks and so on.

  We are very excited (Happy Farming) to have been alpaca farming for 6 years now! We have had successful years in the show ring, and our children participate in showing as well. We would be happy to talk with anyone who is considering starting out in the alpaca business or just have questions. We've been there, and there is a lot to learn. We would love to share our experience with others and show you our wonderful sometimes silly animals!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   
 

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