We started out in 2009 with a meeting of minds, a trip to an Agricultural Show and at the time what was no more than a dream of a Big Idea. A plan was formulated over lunch and the foundation cogs of Spring Grove Alpacas and Rare Breeds were set in motion.
Our Family home and base is set in the beautiful, green rolling hills of Somerset, UK. Our Smallholding or as it is know in America, Farmstead has grown steadily these last few years and will continue to do so as we expand naturally in the future. Our workforce is made up of the family team of myself, Shepherd Man and our three lovely girls. Our working dogs and cats are also essential in helping running the place and they'll pop up here from time to time.
Here at Spring Grove we specialize in the breeding of many Rare Breed Sheep all of which you can find on our Rare Breed Sheep page.
We also specialize in the breeding of high quality mixed colour fibre herd of Huyaca Alpacas. Soon we'll expand our site to include more information about our various rare breed chickens and other fowl, goats, pigs, ponies and a starter herd of fibre Angora Rabbits. Apart from producing Breeding Stock for sale and Starter Herds we also produce our own meat, eggs, fibre products and gifts to complete the Diversification of our Smallholding.
To compliment all of this we run a varied amount of informative workshops giving hands on experience to potential new Smallholders and Livestock keepers, as well as a varied line up of fibre art and crafting workshops.
So it with a warm welcome that we invite you to explore our website here at Spring Grove Alpacas and Rare Breeds and hope you enjoy our many images of our Smallholding and that you find our site informative and humourous. And remember to return to browse our virtual shop, the shelves are being stocked and it will be open very soon!
Naomi Stannard & Scott Harding x