Veterans and First Responder Program
We have noticed over the years the joy and calming affect our alpacas have had on us and our visitors. We want give back to our community and share our alpaca experience with Veterans and First Responders.
We welcome all Veterans and First Responders every Thursday, beginning May 11, 2023 to visit our farm from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.. FREE of charge.
The Southport Memorial Library, just next door to our farm, welcomes all Veterans and
First Responders to a coffee and snack hour from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. after your farm visit.
This program is a collaboration between our farm and the library to show our appreciation and to say thank you for those who have served and continue to serve our country and community! We would like to provide you an opportunity and outdoor space to relax on our farm and enjoy some camaraderie at our local library.
Our hope is that our alpacas will provide you with some peace and joy.
Our Program Objectives:
get outside and enjoy nature with the alpacas quiet calm demeanor
learn how to care for an alpaca and build trust with the alpacas in a low stress environment
develop and promote the health benefits of animal-human interaction
create a program with opportunities for youth and adult interaction either with family members or local youth volunteers
provide a community space to gather at the library
We request that your first few visits to our farm is without your children or family so that we may acclimate you to the alpacas and farm safety procedures without any distractions. Visiting our farm with your family will be easier and more enjoyable once you are trained to be among the alpacas and chickens.
We hope that your experience on our farm will be a positive, calming one!
Details to help you enjoy your visit:
wear closed toed shoes, sneakers or boots
sunscreen and hat in summer
long light pants or jeans
bring a water bottle
park on our property near our farm sign
we do have a restroom for our farm visitors
from parking walk back toward the red barn
if you hear our rooster Mattie, try to skirt around him, he's a watch rooster for the farm and can be protective!
We look forward to sharing our farm with you!
Thank you for your service,
Anne and Mike