in beautiful Hunterdon County, New Jersey, a long lane lined with spruce trees leads to Spruce Lane Llamas, the
home of Bob & Carol Wolfe and about 40 heavy wooled llamas.
It all started in 1985 when we moved here and started building
barns and fences. We managed
a flock of Suffolk sheep for several years and had some memorable times with our kids in
the local 4-H sheep club. After
our children grew up
and went off to college, we discovered llamas.
We were immediately attracted to their beauty, gentleness,
cleanliness, intelligence and elegance.
In 1993, we sold the sheep and bought our first breeding female
llamas. Through selective
purchases, mostly at the Celebrity Sales in
Oklahoma City, we have built up a herd of top quality breeding stock.
Some of the most respected Peruvian, Bolivian, Chilean and North
American bloodlines are represented in our herd. Our
senior herd sires are both ALSA Grand Champions.
Our breeding program emphasizes correct conformation and
reproductive soundness along with elegance and presence, friendly
dispositions and quality wool production.
There seems to be unlimited opportunities for enjoying our
llamas. Here at the farm, we
can enjoy the simple relaxation of watching them grazing in the pasture
or the crias doing their evening frolic.
We can take them for a relaxing hike on our llama trail or a
drive in the llama cart. As
animal lovers, we get satisfaction out of feeding and taking care of
them. And of course we enjoy
sharing our llamas with the numerous visitors that come to the farm each
year. Many visitors come to
our Spring and Fall Open Barns where people have a fun time handling the
llamas, taking them for walks and learning how to care for them and what
you can do with them. We
have been conducting a successful summer youth program where kids
come to our farm twice weekly, are assigned a llama for the summer and
learn how to halter, handle, train and respect the animals.
At the end of the summer, they participate in performance and
costume classes in a show at the New Jersey State Fair.
On the road, we participate in several ALSA sanctioned llama shows
each year enjoying the competition and socializing with many wonderful
llama friends. We also
exhibit our llamas at many fairs and festivals where we enjoy sharing
our animals with the people who are generally fascinated with the
llamas. This public
exposure makes our llamas more friendly and easy to handle and
frequently leads to sales to new llama owners. We are members of
numerous llama related organizations where we have the opportunity to
connect with other llama breeders and share our experience and knowledge
of these animals.
llamas for breeding, showing, guard llamas, fiber production, guardians and companion animals. Our
animals are raised and trained to be easy to handle and have pleasing
and gentle dispositions. All sale animals are guaranteed. We
enjoy helping new llama owners get started and provide free consultation
and follow-up services. We have an extensive library of llama
books, video and magazines that are available for loan.
through our site, making sure that you visit the
photo section. If
you would like further information or would like to arrange for a farm
visit, please contact us by phone or email. Best wishes.