Final Greetings from Hickory Wind Farm Alpacas!
A final “Thank You” for again visiting the HWF website!
After living for 20 years on this picturesque ridge-top farm in the beautiful coulee region of southwest Wisconsin, we are now retiring from the farm and our alpaca business. Most of the alpacas have been sold and ‘re-homed’ to good responsible people. Some will be used for breeding, some for fiber, some for 4-H projects and therapy animals. Yes, it has certainly been very difficult to part with them . . . . As I post this in January 2020, there are 4 alpacas remaining at HWF. Please have a look at the ‘Final Alpaca Sales List’ if you are interested. All of the alpaca equipment is for sale including a chute, platform scale, fence panels, heated water tub, tank heaters, and more. Although a complete listing with photos & prices will be posted later, interested people can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The HW Farm Shoppe. It has been such a pleasure to operate both the store on the farm and ‘traveling’ with our products to area festivals, holiday & craft events, and fiber shows. Thank you so very much to our alpaca fiber fans and their business over these past years! In February & March (maybe April) the Shoppe will be open by appointment for shopping. All resale products are 30% off: socks from RedMaple; Fair Trade Items from Peru; Outdoor, Loosetop, and Trouser socks from Creekwater Alpacas; hand-dyed yarns (sock, sport, DK, fingering) from The Alpaca Yarn Co. Display units will also be for sale.
A good quantity of HWF yarn, roving, socks and insoles, and my own hand-crafted items still remain, so I will continue to sell at the Cameron Park Farmers Market (5th & King Streets) in La Crosse WI. Summer market is May through October. I will be there on Saturday mornings and occasionally Friday afternoon/evenings – always weather permitting!
What’s next? The farm will be listed For Sale sometime this spring. It really does depend on how quickly we can disperse of equipment, mowers, tools, and all the other farm ‘stuff’ that has accumulated over the years. We unexpectedly purchased a unique older home on the east edge of La Crosse! Quite a bit of TLC is required which does make it a bit easier to leave this wonderful farm and alpaca business. I look at living on the edge of the city as just a new adventure!!!
New information, events, and hand-crafted items will continue to be posted on the farm FB page: www.facebook.com/HickoryWindFarmAlpacas/.
In closing, I say thank you once again to all the people I have been a part of this great ‘alpaca’ adventure!!!
Best wishes to all,
Nadine Beezley/Hickory Wind Farm-Alpacas & Fiber