About Eagle Eye Farm
First and foremost, how in the world did we end up in the alpaca business you ask? It was basically love at first sight. Alpacas just have some type of gravitational pull on people; they’re undeniably beautiful animals, especially when they are in their fluffy full fleece. Seeing their beauty was one thing, but then realizing that these creatures are gentle on the land and possess amazing personalities, just made it that much easier to want a herd.
So, we did it. We studied alpacas and dove headfirst into a world of research. We loved visiting many different farms to continue educating ourselves on alpacas. We had to learn it all: what sort of shelter do they need? How do we maintain the well-being of an alpaca? What are their nutrition requirements? And so.much.more. We also quickly realized that their fleece truly has amazing and beneficial qualities.
Warning: if you’re like us, please know that alpacas are addictive!
We frequented farms for educational purposes, but somehow we acquired more and more animals. Apparently, you can’t just stop at 1…or 2, or even 3. In a span of 6 months, we went from owning no alpacas to owning almost twenty! Don’t worry, this addiction is quite common when you’re an alpaca farmer.
From here, we realized that the herd we’ve grown needed some more elbow room. So we did what anyone would do–we packed up all of our belongings and moved to new land. In 2019, we moved from Duluth, Minnesota to River Falls, Wisconsin and transformed a horse farm into the perfect new home for our Agritourism farm. We’re always looking to grow and improve, but our vision has remained the same from the very beginning of our alpaca adventure: offer farm tours to educate the public, especially children, about agriculture and alpacas. You never know what little future farmer will fall in love with alpacas like we did.
We proudly offer public and private farm tours, summer camps, and alpaca yoga. We always strive to breed and raise the highest quality of alpacas, and also participate in showing our alpacas. The alpacas are judged on their fleece and conformation and we’ve been very lucky in the show ring. Of course, we hope our success continues to soar in the future.
The fun doesn’t stop here though! In addition to alpacas, we also have llamas, Kune Kune pigs, chickens, Valais Blacknose Sheep, English Angora bunnies, and miniature Highland cattle on our farm. We adore all of our animals and pride ourselves on putting the health and safety of our animals at the core of all we do. Our alpaca journey has been a wild ride and we are not hopping off anytime soon. Now I Kerri Harting own the farm and I am excited for what the future holds…and we would imagine it certainly holds a few more animals.