Alpaca Farm For Sale

Alpaca TshirtsRaising alpacas has been one of the most enjoyable things we have done in life.  We have loved our 10 years working together as a family with these special, gentle animals.  We have also enjoyed exploring our creative sides and working in all the different types of fiber arts.  It is amazing how many different ways you can produce beautiful things from alpaca.  But one of the things we have enjoyed most during our 10 years at Peaceful Heart Alpacas, is meeting and getting to know so many wonderful people from all over the country and world.  So many of you have become dear friends, and we will miss you as we move on to the next chapter in our lives.  Mike and Linda will be moving to their home in Florida full-time, Sharla will be returning to work in Public Health once all the alpacas and farm are settled, and David will be staying in the area.  He will be continuing to shear alpacas with his business Iron Heart Shearing, and can be reached at

We have put our alpaca farm and store up for sale, and you can read more about it here on our webpage, and our realtor’s website.  Our goal would be to find someone who would enjoy having a beautiful alpaca farm and retail store on the Blue Ridge Parkway as much as we have.

We are also selling our beautiful alpacas, and will be working to find them all great farms.  If you are looking to add to your herd, or have always wanted to start raising or having a few alpacas, let us know.  We have beautiful male and female alpacas for sale with fabulous fiber, temperaments, and fantastic bloodline and show records.  We also have several alpaca packages for sale or can design one to meet your needs.  We will be having an alpaca pen sale on National Alpaca Farm Days, Sept 24 & 25, but the alpacas are all available for sale now, so call and set up a time to come meet them.  During Alpaca Farm Days, we will also be selling alpaca and farm equipment, including two trailers, microscope and centrifuge, etc.

In the store, we are no longer ordering alpaca items to replace those we sell, so we will not be getting in any more socks, plush alpaca toys, vests, sweaters or coats.  We will try to keep our online store up-to-date as we sell items, and all of our in stock items are now out in the shop.  We would encourage folks to shop early to have the best selection.  Right now, we are having a great sale on alpaca sweaters.  All alpaca sweaters for men and women are all 25-50% off.  We will still be weaving and knitting, so you may see a few new items made by us, because we love to make them. Not all those items are online, though.

We would like to thank you all for your support throughout the 10 years we have operated Peaceful Heart Alpacas.  We hope you are able to come by the farm this fall.  We plan to be open through the end of the year, and will keep you posted on all farm related news.  If you do not receive our email newsletter, we encourage you to sign up here (see the link at the top of the page) to keep up with the latest information.


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2016 Alpaca Sales List Posted

Amaro Khan, 3X Champion

We are offering incredible prices on incredible alpacas!  Right now, we have reduced prices on all the alpacas on our sales list by 50%.  If you have always dreamed of raising alpacas, now is the perfect time to talk with us about which alpacas would be a good fit for you and your alpaca goals.

Elsa 2016

Elsa, Friendly & Beautiful

We have alpaca females in a variety of colors, ages 1 to 9 years.  Several of the girls are bred to one of our Champion Herdsires for fall 2016 crias.

Groucho Marx, Junior Herdsire

We are also offering for sale some of our Champion Herdsires and up-and-coming Junior Herdsires.  Take a look at our fabulous male alpacas currently for sale.

early riser

Early Riser, Bay Black Beauty

Contact us today to learn more and set up a time to meet our alpacas for sale.

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Alpaca Sweater Sale

All alpaca sweaters are now discounted 25-50%.  We have a wide selection of 100% Baby Alpaca Sweaters for men and women available in our shop and online.

alpaca_sweater_fur_trimmedOur sale sweaters are available in the store and online while supplies last.  mens crewneck navy alpaca sweaterdesert_flower_cardigan


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It’s a Boy!

20160710_062119Peaceful Heart Alpacas was happy to welcome our last spring 2016 alpaca cria to the farm on July 2.  This sweet boy is the first cria of our white champion girl Wild Bells.  He is also the first grandson of our champion herdsire Lord Tennyson to be born on our farm (though Bells’ half brother Becket sired a cria off the farm a few months ago).  Gandalf’s sire, like Star Sapphire‘s sire, is a multi-Champion male from Dreamland Alpacas.  Sheer Galaxy is particularly known for consistently passing on his wonderful fleece and conformation to his offspring, having won at least 8 Get of Sire competitions across the country.

Gandalf at Birth

David took one look at Wild Bells and Sheer Galaxy’s son, and named him Gandalf. The rest of the family had ideas too, but the eyebrows were the deciding factor while we debated names, as David presented us with the following quote from The Hobbit, “Gandalf looked at him from under long bushy eyebrows that stuck out further than the brim of his shady hat.”  They are pretty impressive eyebrows.

Gandalf has fit in well with Star and Hawkeye.  The three of them love to run around the pasture in the evenings, and you can often catch Hawkeye and Gandalf wrestling.  Despite being 5 weeks younger, Gandalf holds his own in their competitions, and often is the one to start the wrestling.

Wild Bells & GandalfWe invite you to come by the farm to see the spring crias located in the pasture near the store.




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10 Year Anniversary

June 2006

June 2006

Tractor with Family

August 2011

This month we are celebrating our 10 year anniversary.  We opened our farm to the public in June 2006, and it has been a wonderful 10 years.  Since beginning our farm, we have had 82 alpaca crias born on the farm, offered numerous fiber art classes, sold many alpacas and seen them settled into their new farms, and met people from all over the United States and the world who have visited our farm while traveling the Blue Ridge Parkway.  When we started 10 years ago, we could never have imagined how much fun we would have growing this farm or the extent to which it would grow.

Alpaca Tshirts

August 2014

Thank You to all of our wonderful friends of the farm.


































As a thank you to our wonderful customers, we invite you to take 10% off any order online or in the store through the end of the month.  Use the code 10YEAR when you checkout online or mention our celebration in the shop.

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It’s A Girl

Alpaca cria at birthMonday, June 13, Cocoabean gave birth to a beautiful bay black girl.  We had suspected that Cocoa was planning to give birth when our backs were turned, and she proved us right.  Less than half and hour after Mike walked by the pasture and into the store, a farm visitor came in the shop and mentioned the new baby.  Mike, thinking she was referring to Hawkeye, told her he was a few weeks old, to which she replied, that the cria looked brand new.  They went back outside to see our adorable Star Sapphire, sitting up and ready to face the world.


Alpaca cria leapingStar is a fun, active cria who got a great start in life.  When the crias are 24-48 hours old, we do a blood test to check how well antibodies passed from the mother’s colostrum to the cria.  Star’s results were excellent (greater than 2500 mg/dl), meaning she starts out with a strong immune system.  She weighed 21.4 pounds at birth and is growing steadily.


Star Sapphire Hawkeye - new alpaca criasHawkeye is happy to have a playmate, and the two crias are having fun running around together.  You can see them both in the pasture by the store.  Hope to see you soon.

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It’s A Boy!

Hawkeye & EliseOn May 27, our beautiful Elise gave birth to her first cria.  Hawkeye is a gorgeous, medium fawn little boy with dense curly fleece, and looks just like his sire Polar Ice.  He weighed 21.9 pounds at birth and is full of energy, already wishing the other mamas would go ahead and give birth to his future playmates.



Hawkeye after birth

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Try our New Potluck Paca Yarns

Potluck Paca YarnRight now we have a selection of unique dye lots of hand dyed Paca Paint yarns.  These “Potluck Paca” lots range in size from four to eight skeins, and are all one-of-a-kind offerings that will never be repeated to look exactly this way.  Choose among 7 beautiful color combinations.

The dyers of The Alpaca Yarn Company are always trying out new color combinations and order among the colors within the skeins.  These skeins are dye lots that are the unique results of the testing process.

We invite you to come join our potluck and select your favorites either in the store, or online.

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New Baby Alpaca Chunky Yarns

Baby Alpaca ChunkyWe have added another new yarn to the shop in beautiful colors.  I hope you will try them and let us know what you think.  Baby Alpaca Chunky is made by Cascade Yarns in skeins of 108 yards, 3.5 oz (100 g).  We currently have 8 colors in stock.  You can see them online or in the yarn shop.

Cascade Yarns also provides a number of  free patterns, which you can download from our yarn listings in our online store or pick up a copy at the farm.  Most hat patterns use just one skein of yarn, scarves and cowls use 2 or more, while sweaters may use 7 to 14 skeins.

BAC-C196 Cabeled Sweater


BAC-C145 Cropped Jacket BAC-C190 Cowl Neck Wrap

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New Brushed Alpaca Yarn Available

El Cielo Alpaca YarnThis lovely brushed alpaca yarn is soft and fluffy as a cloud.  This worsted weight yarn from Cascade Yarns is 89% Superfine Alpaca and 11% Nylon.  Available in 8 beautiful colors.  See them online or in the yarn shop.

Cascade Yarns also makes available 2 free crochet patterns and 2 free knit patterns, which you can download from our yarn listings in our online store or pick up a copy in our shop.  Each of these lovely shawl patterns requires just one skein of El Cielo to make.

Cloud Wrap

Cloud Wrap – Crochet Pattern


Heavenly Lace Shawl - Crochet Pattern

Heavenly Lace Shawl – Crochet Pattern

Light as a Feather, Knit Pattern

Light as a Feather, Knit Pattern

Olivia Stole, Knit Pattern

Olivia Stole, Knit Pattern

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