Bell House AlpacasWe purchased our farm to grow organic vegetables. Initially we used composted horse manure to fertilize the gardens. Then we discovered alpacas! We still grow veggies, but now we use alpaca manure. Alpacas became our main endeavor and love.
Fast-forward 12 years. We have made many new and wonderful friends, both in and out of the pastures. Now we are looking forward to retirement and drastically downsizing our herd.
Our breeding program has included champion herdsires like Mr. Pennsylvania and RA Valente, and offers great genetics from Accoyo Titan, Royal Fawn, Apollo, Portland Kid, Leon, Augusto, Justice, and more. These wonderful, quality offspring are now available for purchase at drastically reduced prices. Even as we downsize, we will continue to offer 1st class service after the sale.
Our farm store remains open seasonally. Yarn and roving from our animals in natural and hand-dyed colors, as well as alpaca clothing and accessories for women, men and children are featured in our store. In addition, we offer composted "paca-poo" by the tractor bucket load for gardeners.
The Bell House StoryHistory Galore! Our house, built in 1792, was a one day coach ride from downtown Baltimore. At days end, the coaches would arrive at the Gunpowder River, at the bottom of the hill. The horses were usually too tired to pull the coach up the hill. A large bell resided at the bottom of the hill for travelers to request assistance. The owner of our house would take draft horses down to pull them up the hill. The travelers would then lodge at the Inn across the road, keeping the horses in our barn to rest overnight before continuing their journey the next morning. Hence, we live in what was once called "The Bell House".
Located in Parkton Maryland, Baltimore County, our farm is a short drive from Baltimore, Timonium, Hunt Valley and Towson, MD.