Casa De Arboles, Fine Fiber Farm
Here we raise and market alpacas, and alpaca products, as well as boer goats.
We also distribute juniper timbers, naturally preserved with aromatic juniper oils,
perfect for your organic farm or garden.
Loss of an Old Friend
With both sorrow and admiration, we announce the death of the great Accoyo import DON JUAN. He was 20 years old in January. The picture above was taken when he was 18 years old. He still looked that good on his final day, carrying another spectacular fleece.
His last day was sunny with spring on the way. He spent the day running up and down the hill, arguing with the young studs across the driveway and whistling at the girls across the fence (he was aptly named). The next morning we found him dead in his stall. I’m grateful that he was still well enough to enjoy every day. I'm grateful that we had a chance to own him. I’m grateful that we have many of his progeny in our pastures at CASA DE ARBOLES. He will always be my favorite. Proud, spirited, beautiful and gentle. He was everything a Macho should be.
DON JUAN survived his cria and tui years on the Altiplano of Peru. He was purchased from the Accoyo Estancia as a 2 year old and imported to the United States in 1995. He was purchased from the import auction by a Colorado farm, and spent 6 years there until the entire herd was acquired by Magical Farms, specifically to obtain the four Accoyo import herdsires contained within the herd. DON JUAN was purchased by CASA DE ARBOLES in 2008, and lived his final years happily on the green hillside pastures with a view of the snow-capped North Cascades.
Alpaca Basics Seminar
Selection, Healthcare and Shearing!
As Featured in ALPACAS Magazine Herdsire Edition, March 2011
"Worship at the Altar of Accoyo"
As Featured in FORTUNE Small Business Magazine, March 2009
Take Advantage of the Tax Structure to Start Your Alpaca Business
Services offered at Casa de Arboles:
OUR SALES PHILOSOPHY: Everything is for sale. The things we don't want to sell are priced accordingly. We have no quarrel with those who sell for less. They know what their product is worth.