— The Indiana Alpaca Association Team


Friday, November 4, 2016

Great American Barn

We are pleased to have our barn featured on the Great American Barn segment of today's Ag Day broadcast.


Monday, February 4, 2013

The Alpacalyspe and God Made a Farmer

Besides watching what turned out to be a good game last night, those of us who raise alpacas on our small farms took note of 3 commercials from the game. Alpacas were seen (if you didn't blink) in two of those commercials. The Lincoln ad featured a glimpse of alpacas lined up along a fence and the Kia commercial shows an alpaca watching a space launch on monitors at mission control. This was great publicity read more...

Monday, January 23, 2012

Grandma Sheets

Eileen Sheets 1909-2013

Eileen Sheets 1909-2013

Grandma Sheets was born 103 years ago on January 13,1909. It's astounding to think of all the changes in the world that have taken place in her lifetime. The first airplane flight at Kitty Hawk was only 6 years before her birth. The Model T was only one year old when she was born.

She grew up in a strict home where girls worked hard and weren't given the same opportunity as boys. Her father made her quit school after 8th grade so she could work more on the farm. She survived th read more...
Riding in Gator at 100

Riding in Gator at 100

Five Generations

Five Generations

Hands of Time

Hands of Time


Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Fleece and Fiber Source Book

I recently came across this book on Google Books. Looks like a great visual resource on natural fibers. Check out the section on alpacas starting on page 360.



Buy this book on read more...

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

The Lovelace Cabin at Heritage Farm

Moving to Heritage Farm

Moving to Heritage Farm

Take a look at our farm logo at the top left of this page. We chose a rendition of a log cabin to convey our identity. But it is not just any cabin. The Lovelace Cabin at Heritage Farm represents a valued part of our heritage. It reminds us every day of our agricultural roots, solid values and the importance of faith and family.

Here’s the story: In 1987, Beth’s parents, Bob and Nelda Lovelace owned what is now Heritage Farm. Beth and Tim live in Indianapolis at that time and w read more...
Building the back porches

Building the back porches

Tim removing siding

Tim removing siding

Daughter Jennifer helping

Daughter Jennifer helping

Cabin and red barn

Cabin and red barn


Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Moon over Heritage Farm

Moon and the big red barn

Moon and the big red barn

A clear, crisp January morning provided the perfect opportunity to capture the near-full moon setting in the west. One of the joys of living on the farm is being able to witness scenes like this. Hope you enjoy the pictures.
Moon through the farm sign

Moon through the farm sign

Moon in focus

Moon in focus

Boys enjoying the morning

Boys enjoying the morning


Sunday, November 13, 2011

Quechua Benefit Medical Mission 2011

Quechua Benefit

Quechua Benefit

During the first two weeks of November, Beth and I had the awesome experience of participating with the Quechua Benefit Medical Team on a campaign to provide medial services to the people of Peru. I coordinated pharmacy activities on one of the medical teams and Beth helped with the wheelchair team. There were over 40 volunteers on this trip making it the largest Quechua Benefit mission trip to date.

Based in the town of Chivay, the teams traveled daily to villages in the Colca V read more...
Quechua Child

Quechua Child

Pharmacy Team

Pharmacy Team

Wheelchair Team

Wheelchair Team

Beth in front of one of the dormitories at Casa Chapi

Beth in front of one of the dormitories at Casa Chapi


Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Our Heritage Cornerstones - Home

Heritage Cornerstones is a selection of thought provoking quotes centered around a theme appropriate for the season. This post focuses on...

~ HOME ~

"A man's homeland is wherever he prospers."
ARISTOPHANES

"Human beings are the only creatures that allow their children to come back home."
BILL COSBY

"And when he cometh home, he calleth together his friends and neighbors, saying unto them read more...

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Memorable Sounds

While hiking around a small lake the other day, I came upon a stand of large cottonwood trees. The leaves of the trees made a stirring, rustling sound as they danced in the warm breeze. It is a very unique sound - not easily forgotten - and my thoughts were instantly transported back years earlier when I heard that sound almost every day.

Growing up on the farm, we had three large cottonwood trees in the yard and during those hot summer nights, with windows open, the gentle rustling read more...

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Our Heritage Cornerstones - Beauty

Welcome to a new feature of our blog we call Heritage Cornerstones. This section includes several thought provoking quotes centered around a theme appropriate for the season. This issue focuses on...

BEAUTY

"The ideas that have lighted my way and, time after time, have given me new courage to face life cheerfully have been kindness, beauty and truth."
ALBERT EINSTEIN

"And beauty is a form of genius -- is higher, indeed, than genius, as it need read more...