I shared some big news yesterday about us selling our alpacas and ultimately our farm. The response has been what we expected, but I wanted to clear things up a bit. Root Down Acres isn't going away - we're just downsizing our animals and changing locations. Wes and I plan to buy a a place closer to his photography studio in Westerville and continue raising chickens for eggs and keeping bees for honey, which we may sell at farmers markets or restaurants in the area rather than having a brick and mortar farm store like we do here in Springfield.
I now realize that "homesteading" is more in line with my vision than "farming" - and that's based on my definitions of course. We want to start a family and it will be nice to have Wes within a reasonable driving distance of our home so that he can help me when I need it. With less animals to take care of by myself I'll have time to grow a garden and make things - including making things out of the alpaca and mohair yarn and fiber we have so much of. I have boxes and shelves full of yarn...but no time to knit or weave. The changes we have planned will transition us from alpaca farmers to alpaca fiber artisans, from sellers of seeds to growers of seeds...and that is just fine.
We're not going anywhere...we're just moving. Expect bigger and better things to come, not the worst! For the locals who enjoy just driving by, hopefully the new farmers will have something interesting for you to look at, and for those of you that enjoy shopping with us you'll still be able to buy everything we sell except eggs in our online store, and we'll keep everyone updated of our event and festival schedule. So please stay tuned and enjoy this new adventure with us!
This process is going to take some time and we need your support, so please continue shopping in our Online Farm Store.