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Grazing Hills Ranch

Horseback Riding Lessons

Hunting on our Private Ranch

3 Days

$350

Max # of people: 6

In these 3 days you will be hunting exclusively on the ranch with no other hunters around. Groups and Families are welcome. See website for more info!

We specialize in: Calf Roping, Ground Work/Handling, Natural Horsemanship, Ranch Sorting, Reining, Trail Riding, Western, Western Pleasure, Working Cow Horse

  • Trainer Onsite
  • Lesson horses available
  • Lessons to boarders
  • Lesson to non-boarders
  • Haul-ins for lessons welcome

Breeds

We specialize in these breeds: Mustang, Paint Horse, Quarter Horse, Spanish Mustang

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What Is An Alpaca?

What Is An Alpaca?

What Is An Alpaca?

Alpacas are members of the Camelid family and are found indigenously in South America. Alpaca husbandry is centuries old in Bolivia, Chile and Peru, but new to the United States since 1984 when they were first imported to North America.
Alpacas are partial ruminants. They have three stomach compartments, chew cud and efficiently convert 

Alpacas are members of the Camelid family and are found indigenously in South America. Alpaca husbandry is centuries old in Bolivia, Chile and Peru, but new to the United States since 1984 when they were first imported to North America.
Alpacas are partial ruminants. They have three stomach compartments, chew cud and efficiently convert grass and hay into energy. They live 15 to 25 years, are approximately three feet tall at the withers and on average weigh about 150 pounds.
There are two breeds of alpacas which are differentiated by their fleece. Huacayas have fluffy, crimpy fiber. Suris have straight fiber that hangs down in long locks.
Alpacas are intelligent, gentle, curious creatures. They are relatively self-sufficient and hardy. Income can be earned on alpacas without killing them. They produce an "annual crop" of fleece (an average of eight pounds per animal) which is sold by the ounce. Alpaca fleece is considered a specialty fiber in the fashion world. It is more luxurious than cashmere, extremely light and warm due to its thermal nature, very resilient and incredibly fine to touch. Alpacas provide attractive investment potential and financial tax advantages.
To read more, click here.

We currently have 44 alpacas on our farm, with 15 crias due to arrive next summer!

We have package deals available if you're ready to start your own herd! Pricing depends on multiple variables, including lineage, age, conformation, fleece quality, and breeding/birthing experience. We have deals for  every budget.

Click here to see our animals for sale at openherd.com.

We are members of AOA.

Where We Live

What Is An Alpaca?

What Is An Alpaca?

Located just 10 minutes north of Moscow, Idaho, we are nestled in the rolling hills of the Palouse.

"Discovered in 1805 by Lewis and Clark, the Palouse is a geologic wonder unlike any other area.  Mesmerizing beauty and a sweeping landscape of rolling hills and plateaus greet visitors to this distinctive region north of the Snake River i

Located just 10 minutes north of Moscow, Idaho, we are nestled in the rolling hills of the Palouse.

"Discovered in 1805 by Lewis and Clark, the Palouse is a geologic wonder unlike any other area.  Mesmerizing beauty and a sweeping landscape of rolling hills and plateaus greet visitors to this distinctive region north of the Snake River in Southeast Washington and North Central Idaho. This is the place simply to drive leisurely along and gently curving highways, sprinkled with antique shops and wineries, with easy access to hiking and biking and above all, photography. If you ever needed to stop the world and relax, this is the place for it. This land was originally occupied by the nomadic Palus tribe, renowned as expert equestrians. It is generally thought that French-Canadian fur traders converted the name of the tribe to the more familiar French word pelouse, which means "land with short thick grass." The area has since become known for growing wheat and legumes and is home to small towns with a rich history and charm. Pullman, Washington and Moscow, Idaho are the main hub communities. Settlers came to the area in 1871, for the abundant grassland and available timber for building.

The rolling hills of the Palouse offer a unique agricultural experience for local farmers. In the spring, the loess hills are bright green and speckled with an array of beautiful wildflowers. Before harvest in the fall, the hills are brushed with the golden colors of ripe crops, and some fields are filled with bright yellow canola. Area crops include wheat, barley, peas, lentils, chickpeas, garbanzo beans, and canola. Peas, lentils and chickpeas have been grown on the Palouse for over 100 years, generally as rotation crops with wheat. Farmers appreciate the special nitrogen-fixing properties of these three crops, whose roots gathenitrogen from the air and fix it into the soil surrounding the roots. This natural process helps reduce the farmers' dependence on commercial fertilizers, and this nitrogen benefit remains even after harvest, giving a boost to the wheat crop that is planted on that same field in the next season." - Moscow Chamber of Commerce

Our Story

What Is An Alpaca?

Our Story

It began in 1993, when alpacas were featured on the Today Show. Joyce Gray had to have one. One turned into ten, and today we are almost to fifty! We were the second alpaca farm in Idaho. Now there are many farms scattered throughout the state and even more dot the other 49 states.

Joyce Gray was my "Nana" (grandmother) and she had the 

It began in 1993, when alpacas were featured on the Today Show. Joyce Gray had to have one. One turned into ten, and today we are almost to fifty! We were the second alpaca farm in Idaho. Now there are many farms scattered throughout the state and even more dot the other 49 states.

Joyce Gray was my "Nana" (grandmother) and she had the vision to make this farm something amazing and different. She convinced my parents, Paul and Connie, to also become alpaca farmers and join in the adventure about a year later. I was just 7 years old when Nana bought the first one, Remy. I was hooked on these adorable critters and still am today.

Nana had a passion for these animals that she instilled in me. My childhood consisted of trips to the Veterinarian , priceless moments spent with my grandparents, roadtrips to regional shows, help running our Country Store, halter-training alpacas, and lots of poop scooping. It was perfect.

In 2002, my world changed. Nana passed away from brain cancer. We downsized our herd, closed the store, and life changed dramatically. I grew up, got married, and moved away.

My Papa got remarried to a sweet lady, Karil, about a year after my Nana has passed. They managed to get the farm back up and running again, but I didn't live close by, and I missed the farm. I now had kids and wanted them to experience the same childhood that I had had.  

A joke was made by me, in July 2015, that we should buy Papa and Karil out and let them "retire". The joke became reality later that year, and Grazing Hills Alpacas is now our life and a dream come true!

The grand vision is still there to have a farm that is different and unique. So, we launched our B&B in February 2016, opened our store in April 2018, and now plan to build an Event Center Venue next. 

We are glad you found us!  - Katie  

We are Cory, Katie, Raina, Janelie, Eleana, Angelina, Brynn and Cora DeWinkle.  

Welcome to our adventure!

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AT THIS TIME, OUR FARM & STORE ARE ONLY OPEN BY APPOINTMENT..... SO, SHOP ONLINE!

This past year has definitely been an interesting ride!
Operating a small business, running the farm, navigating our 6 children's education, self-employment, and juggling normal family responsibilities amidst a pandemic.... whew!

Last month we made the hard announcement that we are no longer going to be hosting our Annual Grazing Hills Fiber Arts Festival as the toll it takes in planning such a large event was too much for our family and my mental health. Admitting defeat and having the courage to admit that was hard.... but, made me realize that my family and our health needed to take a front seat. It was a very difficult decision and a lot of thought and tears went into that announcement.

That announcement got us thinking about the future of our Ranch and what we want it to look like as this pandemic has decided to come back into our lives again.

In 2015, we bought the farm from my grandparents and moved our family out to the farm. We wanted this lifestyle so we could offer something else for our kids and our community, as well as fulfill dreams of owning our own farm and creating a future for our family. While those dreams are still the same ones we have today, we are realizing that we need to reorganize and put more thought into what our kids need from us right now, too... and that's our presence in their life.

So, my husband and I sat down with our kids and we talked about what their goals and dreams are for our family farm. We want to raise good kids that understand the value of hard work, setting goals, achieving great things, but also having a firm foundation in their faith and their place in our family. So, this isn't a cop out cause things are tough again. 


They are incredibly hard workers (well, Cora, the youngest... not so much. But, she can catch a chicken like nobody else and gives great farm tours) but also because they do the majority of the work and chores on the farm, they should have a say as to what is important to them for continuing this farm. Their education and mental health is so important at this time so we are also shifting into homeschooling again as the pandemic appears to be on the upward projection again. Admitting that we can't do it all is hard to do, but, I have to set an example to my kids that it's ok to reassess and focus on what is most important: them.

With all that being said.... Our family has made the decision to close up shop for right now.

CHANGES:

-We are still going to be operating our alpaca farm, but, on a smaller scale and downsizing the herd by about half. 


Effective Sept. 1:
-The Farm Store will be closed and only open by appointment, for events, or for B&B guests
-Events out here will be reduced in frequency (Alpaca Farm Day in September is still a go!) but the monthly classes and field trips are put on hold right now.
-Our B&B will still operate as usual

Our family is everything to us and we need to focus our attention on that right now.

We have met some amazing people in these past 5 years through different events we have hosted, farm visitors, and our b&b guests. It has been such a blessing to have crossed so many paths that we would have otherwise never have encountered.

You can continue to shop and visit the farm until the end of August! After that, message us to book your own private tour or shopping experience... or if you're interested in starting your own herd of beautiful alpacas, now is the time to message us and we can help!

Thank you so much for supporting us the past 5 years.

Love, the DeWinkle Family

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