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We are Cindy and Wayne Aldrich -- AKA, SHEPHERD'S PURSE ALPACAS. We celebrate our fifteenth anniversary this year, having purchased our first alpacas in 2002. We "bought the farm" in Mount Airy, Maryland in the summer of 2002, and finally brought our four girls and little boy home in April 2003. Our herd is now up to thirty-five -- thirteen boys and twenty-two girls. We are really enjoying the Alpaca Lifestyle!

We are very excited to be realizing our dream to own and breed these beautiful animals. We are especially attracted to the fine fleece that alpacas produce - we believe it's finer than cashmere! Our aim is to breed an excellent quality animal, both in conformation and temperament, and to aggressively market the fleece and finished end products. 

Don't forget to visit our It's Alpaca! boutique for unique and wonderful Christmas and Holiday gifts! We're open Sat Dec 9th, Sat Dec 16th, Sat Dec 23rd & Sun Dec 24th, 10am to 5pm, or by appointment! Click What's New for more details.

Our It's Alpaca boutique offers fine alpaca gifts and is open the second Saturday of every month and by appointment, we're also open every Saturday between Thanksgiving and Christmas.. Click What's New for more shopping information, and all the farm news, including which boys and girls won ribbons at the 2017 AOA National show!

For more information contact Cindy and Wayne by email or at 301-829-4798.

Visit us at the farm: 7971 Bennett Branch Road, Mount Airy, MD 21771.

Watch for frequent updates to this site!

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