Watch us grow...

(As of August 15, 2016, we are no longer selling alpacas

or breeding and selling Maremma LGDs.)


We are selling fiber!

Raw fleeces available; roving and yarn available Fall 2016.


Mark and Debbie Emery began considering the alpaca business towards the end of 2005 and actually started visiting local ranches in February 2006. The plan was to bring the Brookfarm name back to reality ~ the farm name that Mark's grandparents used for the original 33 acres when the thriving egg farm was active and Grand Father raised a few beef and many other animals.

 

We had taken our 11 acres and put it to use over the years for casual farming with Nubian dairy goats, New Zealand Red rabbits, some geese, ducks, chickens; even a “Shoshone the pony”, and Vic a beautiful rhone horse. For years, the chickens remained along with assorted dogs and cats; Lance being the most recent Yellow Lab resident.


With Mark's retirement from the fire service, we decided to bring Brookfarm back to a working farm, beginning with Alpacas, and possibly venturing into other products, or fiber animals.


After researching local alpaca ranches, Debbie, daughter Sarah and her friend Tiffany, paid a visit to see an alpaca farm. Three and a half hours later, the girls headed back home to Oakland, and Debbie back to Glen Ellen, with "the wheels turning". Much research, and several farm visits and a few Alpaca shows later, we started negotiating a contract for our first bred female alpaca and to tell a few family and friends about our new venture.


Fencing was minimal on the ranch, and what did exist was in disrepair. So, the monumental task of ranch set up began. We hope you will enjoy following along to see how things have progressed on the Brookfarm Blog. You can see how everything came together and our first Alpacas arrived in December 2006, as well as our first Livestock Guardian Dog (LGD) Maremma puppy, Contessa di Brookfarm ~ Tessa. Our first crias born in 2006 surprised us with herdsire quality Brookfarm’s P. Rock of Gibraltar, who has gone on to be a Reserve Champion and multiple-award winner, and sired champions as well. Rocky began his herdsire career Fall of 2008 and has many beautiful cria to show what he can produce, all stunning and stamped with his same gorgeous fine, dense fleece and high frequency crimp. And more new crias arrive throughout each year.


We’ve since added two more adult Maremmas, Nicco, who just happens to be Tessa’s littermate, and Maurio, who is the father of Tessa’s litters of pups. The most recent cria crop has arrived, all from our herdsires Rocky, Black Jack, Memento and Legolas.


We now offer yarn and alpaca products directly from the farm, and Schacht Spindle Company spinning wheels, spindles, and looms, from the farm store and from our own online Etsy store and at nearby yarn stores, such as Sonoma Yarn. We expect another litter of Maremma pups next Winter. As you can see, we continue to grow and improve our alpaca offerings.


Many thanks....

To you our loyal customers, to family and friends for their support, and to all the alpaca breeders who have mentored us along the way.



Give us a call.

We look forward to helping you in any way we can.

          

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Debbie & Mark

Debbie & Mark Emery
Glen Ellen, California
brookfarmalpacas@mac.com
Tel & Fax:  707.996.0350

We hope you enjoy your virtual visit to Brookfarm via our website and Brookfarm Blog. When you’re ready for an up close and personal visit, just drop us a line or give us a call. It’s always good to check in ahead of time as things can be busy on the farm and we are often outside.

We’re always happy to set up an appointment to host you!

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