About UsAfter a 24-year career in the US Air Force and moving every few years to different places around the country and the world, we found our perfect little dream spot and settled down in the Shenandoah Valley of Northern Virginia. Tim spent the last 10 years working as branch chief for the Department of State and now, recently retired, he and Donna work full time around the farm.
When we bought our property in 1998 we thought it would be nice to raise some sort of livestock to make the most of the pasture. We toyed with different ideas. As Donna had been a city girl and an animal lover all of her life, she could not deal with the idea of raising and caring for any animal that was going to end up being on the dinner table. So we looked into cashmere goats, alpacas, peacocks (boy, are the neighbors glad we passed on that one) and llamas. After doing preliminary research on various animals, it was the llamas that caught our attention. We were intrigued by their calm demeanor and stately presence, not to mention those dreamy eyes and cute wooly faces.