We now have beautiful blankets in stock! Stay tuned for more information.
Christmas is coming and what better gift to give than the gift of wonderfully warm alpaca products? Not sure on sizing or color preference? We have gift certificates available! Our online store is still a work in progress, so please contact us directly if there is something in particular you are interested in.
Remember the farm store is open most days (please call first, especially if you are coming from a distance) for all your Christmas shopping needs.
About Pootcorners Alpaca Farm
Located in beautiful southwestern Ontario, Pootcorners is home to both suri and huacaya alpacas as well as the Peter and Suelaine Poot family, A Brother’s Bond Alpacas, To Be Alpacas, and Providence Pastures.
We have 24 acres of land, which is too much to let sit idle, but too small for cash crops. After hearing about alpacas, we did our research and, of course, fell in love with them. Our first two bred females were purchased in 2004. Our wonderful alpaca adventure had begun.
We have six children who have been thrilled with these wonderful animals right from the start and help out on the farm. The first alpaca we purchased had her cria (the first for our farm) on our youngest son’s, Isaac’s, birthday. Caasi (Isaac spelled backwards) and Isaac often celebrate their special day together.
Our oldest son, Benjamin, helps with halter training some alpacas. In his “spare” time he custom builds hay feeders specially designed to reduce waste. He also is a regular part of morning chores.
Our oldest daughter, Joellen and her husband, David, live nearby and assist with the alpaca business. Both of them enjoy spending time with the alpacas and taking their pictures. David has become an eloquent promoter of all things alpaca since joining our family. Joellen pays special attention to the crias. They often accompany the alpacas to their many PR engagements at schools, camps, residential facilities, fairs and parades.
The twins, Moria and Taryn, also enjoy working with the animals, when they are home from university. Moria purchased an alpaca of her own in 2007. Her farm is registered as Providence Pastures.
Taryn would like to become a vet and loves her hands on experience with the alpacas. She is a respected handler at the alpaca shows and is often asked to lead animals for other farms when they find themselves shorthanded. Taryn has taken 1st place in many showmanship classes including the 2009 Alpaca Ontario Show and 2009 national US National Alpaca Show. She purchased her first alpaca in 2008 and started To Be Alpacas.
Our youngest sons, Reuben and Isaac, bought their first alpaca in 2008 creating A Brother’s Bond Alpacas. They regularly assist in the barn with the care and feeding of the alpacas. Reuben took 2nd in Showmanship at 2009 Alpaca Ontario Show. Isaac is improving regularly in his showmanship abilities.