I live on a small acreage with my family, in rural southern Manitoba. We moved back to Manitoba in 2009 after living in BC for 15 years. My dream was to live on a farm and have animals. I started researching alpaca in probably 2006, after we sold our UPS Store, and was just smitten by them.
After we moved back, we brought four llamas to come and live with us. During the time they lived with us, we had two babies, and added three Icelandic lambs join our flock. Since that time, we had two baby llamas, and most recently, re-homed all our llamas except our gelded boy, Jock. I have achieved my dream: I have alpaca! Three boys came to live with me on our farm early July 2012. Too excited! We did discover, however, that we were not set up for sheep. As much as we enjoyed their attentions, our true love is the alpaca. So, the girls went to live with another flock in the fall of 2012, and have since had babies of their own. The alpaca fleece is processed and spun into yarn (which I can't keep in stock!) and added to many of the fibery spinning products I sell to other spinners. Once I have a good stash of their fleece, I will likely be able to start selling it. :-p