A strong motivation to raise alpacas ensued from Al Lopez’s first visit to Peru, where he marveled at their calm beauty, their grace, and their gentle approach to the land they grazed. He knew when he buill in Oakland County that he would include space for them.
The Lopez herd began in 1995 with ten males and six imported Peruvian females. To add a variety of color, two silver herd sires were later incorporated. Over the years, Woodcreek Farm has produced nearly every one of the 16 recognized hues.
Al & Nancy share the pleasant grounds, as well as their lives, with their present herd of Huacaya Alpacas and enjoy spreading the word via classes, workshops, and frequent public appearances.
Woodcreek Farm alpacas have participated in parades, the Clarkston Farmers’ Market, the Renaissance Festival, events such as Milford Memories and the Michigan State Fair, showings at Canterbury Village, Fisk Farm, Huron Valley Council for the Arts, and countless others.
This herd of well socialized alpacas happily engages with children of all ages, gently taking apple or carrot slices from the fingers of the youngest. Troops of girl and boy scouts, brownies, cubs, preschoolers, 4-H participants and senior citizens have learned about alpacas from visits to Woodcreek Farm. Please contact us if you or your group would like to be included among them.
Al & Nancy Lopez