Karen Clark & Helen Harris
178 Hurd Rd
Harpursville, NY 13787
For information about our alpacas click on the picture
2011 Empire Extravaganza
Our country alpacas went to the big city and showed themselves very well. Log Cabin's Dakota took a very respectable 2nd place, Judge Jude Anderson stated that the 1st and 2nd place alpacas were clones, the only difference she could find was the 1st place alpaca, from A.L.Paca, was a bit finer. Our light silver grey boy, Thunder Bay's Storm placed third, with the judge commenting on how beautifully he presented himself. And finally our little girl who was sick last winter, Log Cabin's Shelby placed 5th out of 15.
Learn more about Log Cabin Alpacas
Our farm is nestled in the hills of south central New York. Although we are only three miles off a major interstate our beautiful log cabin sets peacefully on 18.5 country acres.
We have only been in the business for a little over 3 years, and have been fortunate to meet and be mentored by many established alpaca farm owners. They have shared their wealth of knowledge, and allowed us to “literally” get our hands dirty learning how to take care of our animals. We have learned very quickly that alpaca farming is mostly about the animals, but also the wonderful people you meet and the relationships you form.
Log Cabin Alpacas now has full ownership of Ausable Valley's Freestyle, the son of Herdsire of the Year 2010 Peruvian Lancaster. Freestyle's first three healthy true black cria were born this summer, two boys and one girl. We have also added a full Peruvian Classic Light Silver Grey herdsire, Thunder Bolt's Storm, to our herd. After Storm's third place at Empire, we can't wait for him to start his breeding career.
It is an exciting time at Log Cabin Alpacas, we have purchased 1/2 ownership of our first full Accoyo male. Accoyo Orinoco of Ideuma Creek has joined our herd and will reside at Log Cabin Alpacas. We are pleased to be partnered with Denise and John Jacobus. Orinoco has grown into a strapping young man. He has beautiful bright crimpy fiber and stands as tall as our 2 year old herdsires at just barely one year old.
We designed and built our barn during the summer of 2008 and spring/summer of 2009. Many long hours and hard work have paid off. We brought our animals home in October 2009 and could not be happier. We added a small barn, to be used for breedings, which we refer to as the "Love Shack." It was built for a breeding area, and soon became a quarantine area for animals we agisted for the summer, and then alpacas from Alpacas in the Glen.
Log Cabin Alpacas has opened their farm to 4 momma's and their cria from Alpacas in the Glen. Their barns and pastures were destroyed during the floods this summer. The 8 alpacas have adjusted to their new home and will be staying with us until the spring.
Although, Log Cabin Alpacas is a small farm it has big lineage. Visitors are always welcome to come visit our farm at any time. We are able to agist (board) alpacas at our beautiful farm. If you would like your alpacas spoiled and treated like family, this is the place to be.
We are willing to work with you to make a package that accomodates your needs and pocketbook. Come and take a look at our beautiful friendly alpacas, and you will also fall in love with these amazing gentle creatures, just like we did.
2011 Cria News
July 10, 2011
After what seemed like forever our first cria of the season hit the ground. Thirty minutes after "Gabby" was born she stood up on her own walked over and began to nurse. By the end of the day she was running full speed around the pasture like a through-bred race horse. She is a big strong beautiful true black girl that is still running, but now chasing all the other crias.
July 11, 2011
Twenty-fours after Gabby was born, Zyanna came into the world. Zyanna captured the best of both her parents, her fiber is dense, crimpy, and bright, everything you want from a light fawn.
Zanella and Ideuma Creek's Zagot just simply made a picture perfect cria.
July 19, 2011
Our little "Gio" became a bottle baby after a stay at Cornell and was eventually unable to nurse from his momma. Those endless visits to the barn were going to become old very quickly, so this little guy in one day learned to drink from an orphan bucket. He is now thriving and steadily growing.
We are so fortunate he was such a fighter!
July 25, 2011
Cisco is the first off-spring of our award winning herdsire Ausable Valley's Freestyle. Freestyle gave us a beautiful silky true black boy. We can not wait to get him in the show ring, he is sure to follow in his daddy's footsteps.
He is playful and mild manner, just like his parents.
Zebulon waited to come into the world the day I started school, thank goodness my nieces were on cria watch. Although, a little freaked out when he came out they did a wonderful job. He is a bundle of fleece with crimp from head to toe. He may just be the best cria we have ever had.
Ausable Valley's Freestyle
First Place & Color Champion - New Jersey Show in March 2010
Second Place - VAOBA Fleece Show October 2010
First Place - Empire Extravaganza October 2010
Log Cabin's Dakota
Third Place - Empire Extravaganza October 2009
Fourth Place - New Jersey Show in March 2010
Sixth Place - VAOBA Fleece Show October 2010
Fifth Place - Empire Extravaganza October 2010
First Place - New Jersey Show in April 2011
Second Place - Empire Extravaganza October 2011
Second Place - Mid-America October 2011
Thunder Bay's Storm
Second Place - New Jersey Show in April 2011
Third Place - Empire Extravaganza October 2011
Freestyle is working and has 3 cria on the ground in 2011.
Dakota has 2 confirmed pregnancies for 2012
AuSable Valley's Freestyle
AuSable Valley's Freestyle
Check out our herdsire page about these two wonderful new herdsires
for more information .
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