Bell House Alpacas
We purchased our farm for growing organic vegetables in 2002. We used composted horse manure to fertilize and promote healthy soil. Then we found alpacas! Easy to care for, wonderful to be around and better manure for our veggies. We still do the veggie garden but alpacas have become our main endeavor and love. We have made new and wonderful friends both in and out of the pastures.
Our breeding program to champion herdsires like Mr. Pennsylvania and RA Valente have yielded wonderful quality offspring. We offer full support after the sale and all the training a new breeder might need.
We maintain a fully stocked alpaca clothing store on the farm. We carry men's women's and children's items as well as yarn from our animals. Stop by and purchase an alpaca or alpaca garments or just learn about these unbelievably wonderful animals.
The Bell House Story
History Galore! Our house, built in 1792, was a one day coach ride from downtown Baltimore. At days end, the coaches would arrive at the bottom of the hill at the Gunpowder River, just before our house. The horses were usually too tired to pull the coach to the top of our hill. There was a large bell the travelers rang to request assistance. The owner of our house would take draft horses down and pull them up. The travelers would lodge at the Inn across the street and the horses in our barn, rest overnight and go on their way in the morning. Hence, we live in what was once called "The Bell House".
There is more history to hear about the house when you visit. But, the history we are creating is a lineage of 1st Class Alpacas coupled with 1st Class service after the sale.
We are located in Parkton Maryland, Baltimore County. Our farm is a short drive from Baltimore, Timonium, Hunt Valley, and Townson, Md.