About Folk Art Farm
My husband Mike and I attended our first alpaca clinic in February of 2000. At the time we lived in Hurricane, West Virginia on 5 acres of hillside. Everything seemed to be against us getting Alpacas. In August of 2000, Mike accepted a new job that brought us to Indiana. Mike and I, along with our one daughter, finally moved to Bloomingdale, Indiana in October of 2001. We bought a 100-plus year old very small farmhouse, but it had 9 FLAT acres. At the time, we had put the alpaca venture aside. In August 2002, we received a card for the same clinic we had attended in 2000. Even though the forwarding address had been lost, it made it to our mailbox. After we contacted Frostglen Alpacas in Tennessee, things started to fall in place.
Folk Art Farm finally became a reality in 2004, even though we bought our first girls in October 2002. Building fences, putting up shelters, even putting in hay fields made for an interesting journey. It was worth the time and effort now that our animals are here. We currently have 18 huacayas (8 girls, 6 males, and 4 geldings)
We have had tears of both joy and sorrow in our farm lives as wel as our personal lives; it has definitely been an uphill climb, but we keep persevering. The alpacas, along with one llama bring joy and peace in our lives as well as some worrisome tense times which are all a part of the process.
We are looking forward to next years babies, as well as meeting new alpaca friends. We look forward to introducing more people to this wonderful lifestyle in the near future and to opening a farm store.
Mike and Marie Boone
Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance.