Alpaca Breeder Farm
Lighthouse Alpaca Ranch @ Frye CoveLawrence & Sandra Corbin
5728 Young Rd. N.W. Olympia WA 98502
We are a small farm located outside of Olympia, Wa. We started in 2002 with 2 female alpacas; one maiden and one pregnant.
2011 was an interesting year. We had 7 crias (5 girls and 2 boys) Two of our ladies managed to carry their crias over a year; one lady couldn't wait and had a premature cria (320 days); one lady had a prolapsed uterus which a vet fixed very fast and said she will probably deliver normally from now on; and two ladies had big crias that needed assistance. Then to top it all off, we had one delivery from a 6 year old maiden with a tumor on an overy. The tumor obviously hid the pregnancy because an ultra sound was negative.What a surprise to see a minature of her running around!!!
After all that we decided to take a year off and have no crias expected this year. We are enjoying watching last years little ones become assets to our herd. We now have 17 ladies (2 agisted) and 10 boys (1 agisted). This years breeding program is 4 as seven almost did us in.
I make locker-hooked rugs from our fleece and sell them. What a wonderful fiber to work with.
It seems there is always something new coming up. It makes for an exciting and satisfying life; never boring.
We sold a girl recently and now have 16 females on our place to breed. Needless to say, we won't be breeding them all as we are a small farm and don't have that much room. MAKE US AN OFFER AND LET'S MAKE A DEAL!!!!!!!