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 About The Farm

Camel's Hump Alpaca Farm represents a look into the past as well as a look into the future of family farming. Located on the lands of the Carpenter Farm along the fine river bottomland of the Huntington River, Camel's Hump Alpaca Farm is located in Huntington, Vermont. Formally, a small dairy operation, the historic barn has been renovated to house the alpacas with access to over 6 acres of prime pastureland with an expansion capacity of 55 acres. This allows for plenty of room for agistment (boarding) services of animals bought at Camel's Hump Alpaca Farm or any other farm. By choosing and breeding only quality, well-conformed, fine and dense fibered alpacas, the goal of Camel's Hump Alpaca Farm is to be renowned for its quality alpacas. With three generations involved in the farm possessing a vast array of knowledge including farming, construction, barn restoration, textiles, design, production, investments, marketing, and just enjoying life, Camel's Hump Alpaca Farm is available to answer any questions someone interested in alpacas may have.

Our Mission

To keep Vermont pasturelands open and historic barns standing by breeding and caring for quality alpacas and enjoying the freedom of a high-quality, high-yielding investment that incorporates the independent lifestyle of family values on a family farm, continually expanding to become renowned for our quality alpacas and to produce long-lasting high-performance alpaca clothing and other alpaca products.

History of the Farm

The Carpenter farm on the Huntington River in Chittenden County, Vermont was established on the lands of the Camel's Hump Alpaca Farm in the 18th Century. Purchased in 1961 by the Hardy family, the farm and buildings were brought back to use over several decades. When the small family dairy farm business expired in the late 1990's in Vermont, Robert and Karin Hardy looked for a way to keep their historic barn in use and their rich pasturelands from overgrowing. After much research they decided on alpacas. When their daughter and son-in-law Donita and Jim Brent and their son Alex moved to the farm the summer of 1998, the idea began to take shape as reality. First they had to transform an old, manure -encrusted dairy barn into an alpaca-friendly shelter. Old dairy equipment and stanchions were ripped out and given away, trenches were dug to allow for automatic waterers which could withstand deep, cold Vermont winters, walls and floors were pressure-washed to remove decades of built-up cow manure, cement was cut and removed and doors were built to allow access to the newly fenced-in hayfields, gates were erected for separate stalls, and rubber mats were placed on the floor to cover the concrete. Kate the Akbash guardian dog moved in September of 1999, with the first five alpacas moving in shortly thereafter. Camel's Hump Alpaca Farm was born. Jim and Donita's daughter Lydia was born three months later.

Breeding for generations
of success

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Jim Brent
6632 Main Road
Huntington, Vermont 05462