Open House April 1 & 2, 2017
Our open house is a lot of fun. Of course there are free visits with the alpacas but you will also see Roe making Goat's milk soap and get free tastings of honey with Bush Boys Beehives.
You'll find store specials in the gardens and in the store and the girls will be here demonstrating spinning and weaving.
Stroll through our gardens for unusual perennials and trees. We might have that accent plant you are looking for. We have a lot of butterfly host plants including parsley for Swallowtails, Pawpaw trees for Zebra Swallowtails and Milk Weed for the Monarchs. Also many flowers that the butterflies love to get the nectar from.
If you would like something and don't have time to come to the store, give us a call or email and I will ship to you.
Open 7 Day a Week 10 to 2
Raising Alpacas in Florida!
Be sure to visit Alpaca Magic USA for "Rarest of Breeds...the Ultimate Natural Fiber...Suri Alpacas..." www.youtube.com/watch?v=btUYgk5KaKk
The Suri Alpaca has unique fiber characteristics that distinguish them from the rest of the camelid family; llamas, huacaya alpaca, vicuna, quanaco and the camel. The Suri Alpaca fiber has a cool slick hand; soft as cashmere, warmer than wool, with the luster of silk. Thinking about raising alpacas? Think about raising the rarest of breeds...the Suri Alpaca, less than 17% of all alpacas in the country, and in the world.
Located just east of Historic Homosassa Springs, in Homosassa, Florida, Alpaca Magic USA is home to about 50 suri alpacas. In 1996 we started out with just 2 pregnant females and have grown to become one of Florida's largest alpaca farms. Alpaca Magic USA is a family owned and run business. Jean Riley and her Son, Kent Mylin and his wife, Doreen, work together to raise, breed and market these wonderful creatures. For many years we had close to 150 alpacas but since we are getting older and also have other interests (like our gardens), our goal is to have just 30 alpacas. So if you are thinking about looking into purchasing some alpacas, this is a good time to visit our farm.
Alpacas have come a long way since we started in the industry back in 1996. The quality of the alpacas today is so much superior to the alpacas 20 years ago. That is because most all farms, including Alpaca Magic, have "bred up" their alpacas. Every couple years we purchase new high-quality herdsires, breeding males, and breed them to our best females creating an even better cria than the dam (the Mom). We shop for our breeding males all over the country to find just the right one to upgrade our herd. By doing this we can compete in the showring with some of the biggest farms in the country and come out of the ring with blue ribbons and Championships. Purchasing BRKRD Maxamus will help us continue to improve our herd. Maxamus won a championship ribbon 7 times and his skin biopsy shows a density of 84.29 which is much higher than Dr. Norm Evans has ever seen. Max is breeding our girls now and we are anxious to see the results in the spring. Give us a call if you would like to breed one of your girls to Maxamus or perhaps purchase one of our females already bred to him.
This is a great time to start your alpaca lifestyle.
Don't want to raise alpacas? Be sure to visit us anyway. You will love to visit them and our store where you will find alpaca fur hats, baby alpaca sweaters, alpaca yarn, toy alpacas, needle felting supplies, alpaca socks, hand-made alpaca items and much more. Also visit our gardens. Many unusual perennials, butterfly nectar plants and butterfly host plants like Milk Weed for the Monarchs.
Alpaca hats, alpaca gloves, alpaca scarves, alpaca slipper socks, alpaca fingerless gloves, alpaca sweaters, alpaca shawls, alpaca ponchos,