We are Ed and Sue Downs, alpaca breeders for the past 13 years and shepherds of a herd of beautiful alpacas, sweet llamas, seven wonderful dogs and two cats that rule the world. Born and raised in very big cities, we always longed for life on a farm, and now we live that dream. Kindred Spirits Ranch is located in Payne County, Oklahoma, about halfway between Tulsa and Oklahoma City. We live in the sticks, and do most of our “city stuff” in Stillwater, about a half hour from our farm.
We have been breeding and raising Huacaya alpacas since 2000, and temporarily stopped breeding in 2009, when the American economy tanked, so that we would not create new babies in an economy that had yet to prove it could provide for the animals already here. We plan to resume breeding in 2014. We are also focusing on building our farm store, to make hand-made products available through local sales and through the Internet. We will be advertising these products on this Web site, as they become available, so please check back, often.