Meet the Crew

Meet Penny, the wise and gentle soul of our llama herd. She's an Alberta rescue, and while not much is known about her past, her heart is pure gold. With the softest and creamiest fiber around, she's a true beauty.
Penny may be the oldest, but she's also the kindest, gently guiding the others in her own matriarchal way. She's like the wise grandma of the farm, always looking out for everyone.


Meet Blaze, the unexpected gem of our llama family! It all started when I went to check out Penny, but fate had other plans. Blaze came sauntering around the barn, like she knew she was meant to be part of our lives.

With one look and a nuzzle that melted my heart, I knew I couldn't resist. She became an instant addition to our llama crew, and I couldn't be happier about it.

Blaze is a true stunner, standing tall and proud among her llama companions. Her beauty is so captivating, it's almost painful. And that fleece! Oh, it's a dream come true.

But her looks aren't the only thing that won me over. Blaze's personality is a force of nature—energetic, playful, and full of charm.

Meet Pepper, the serendipitous addition to our llama crew! Her stunning warm brown spots are a sight to behold. Originally spoken for, fate brought her and her son Jim into our lives. Pepper's spunky personality is undeniable, and let's just say, she's got quite the spit cannon! Embracing surprises is what we do at Maple River Farm, and Pepper has become an unforgettable and cherished member of our llama family.

Introducing Spice, the adorable llama cria who stole our hearts from day one! The first baby llama born on our farm, she arrived like a sweet surprise, curled up in a little ball on the stall floor, gazing at us with those innocent eyes. It was pure magic, and we couldn't contain our excitement!

Spice, also lovingly known as "Spicearoni," is a soft brown beauty with striking dark points and charming little patches of white in the most unexpected spots. Her unique markings add to her irresistible charm.

Meet Jim, dubbed the "cutest" llama at our farm. It's no wonder why he steals hearts left and right—just look at that face! As Pepper's son, he's got mischief running through his veins.

Jim is the master of playful surprises. One moment he's sneaking up to sniff the back of your head, and the next, he's bouncing away like a true llama trickster. His mischievous antics bring endless joy to all who encounter him.

Introducing Lasagna, or as we lovingly call her, Lizzy! With parents named Penne and Macaroni, it was only fitting to keep the pasta theme going strong and give her the adorable name Lasagna.

As a distant relative of our beloved Penny and Blaze, Lizzy is a cherished addition to our llama herd. Cute as a button and sweeter than honey, she captures hearts with her endearing charm.

But the real icing on the cake is her best friend Lopey. These two are inseparable, attached at the hip in the field. Their bond is a heartwarming sight to behold.

Meet Larry, the llama with 100% personality! He's the resident class clown, bringing laughter and joy wherever he goes. But that's not all – Larry is also Jim's partner-in-crime, always up to some llama mischief together.

Larry's enthusiasm for humans is off the charts. He's a social butterfly and wants to be friends with everyone he meets. Personal space? Not in Larry's vocabulary! He's got zero spacial awareness, but that doesn't stop him from showering you with affection, whether you asked for it or not.


Introducing Sparkie, the dashing newcomer to our llama family! Hailing all the way from Ontario, he's the epitome of llama handsomeness. With a quiet and observant demeanor, he likes to take his time, watching everything unfold from a distance before deciding to join in.

Sparkie's elegant fiber is simply breathtaking, a true testament to his exceptional lineage. We're eagerly anticipating the arrival of his future babies, imagining the beauty they'll inherit from their handsome dad.

Meet Expo, the heart-melting charmer who captured our love when he made the journey down from Ontario earlier this spring. More often than not, you'll find him eagerly waiting at his barn door, nose sticking out, looking for a sweet kiss.

And let's be real, who could resist that handsome face? Expo's stunning looks are only matched by his endearing personality. He's beyond precious, and we can't help but shower him with affection.

Allow us to introduce you to Val, the charming and resilient final addition to our llama crew from Ontario this spring. Despite his challenging start in life, Val's indomitable spirit shines through.

While his back may not be as straight as a breeder might desire, we see his uniqueness as a special gift. Val's delightful floof, perfect poops, and those beyond adorable ears make him one-of-a-kind and utterly lovable.

Introducing the legendary Penelope, or as we fondly call her, Lopey—the llama that ignited our farm's llama adventure! She was the first, and little did we know, she'd pave the way for a whole herd of delightful llamas.

Lopey has a unique personality—standoffish, but with a heart that beats for her chosen few. Winning her affection is like earning a prized treasure, and when the day finally came, and she took a treat from my hand, it was like Christmas morning! I couldn't contain my joy, and I'm pretty sure everyone in the area heard my ecstatic scream.

Allow us to introduce the mighty Karen, the alpaca with a larger-than-life personality! Despite being the smallest in our llama crew, she's got the spirit of a feral, ferocious four-legged camelid.

Karen's size doesn't hold her back; she fearlessly chases dogs out of the field, bossing the llamas around with unwavering confidence. No is not a word she recognizes, and she's not afraid to assert her presence wherever she goes.

While Karen may not be a llama, she's proven herself as an essential member of our llama family, adding a dash of spunk and a sprinkle of sass to our farm. She may be small in stature, but her heart and spirit are immeasurable.

Let's Talk Sustainability

Welcome to our exciting section about sustainable gardening with a unique twist – llama fertilizer!

In this engaging educational journey, we will explore how harnessing the power of llama manure can revolutionize the way we garden, making it more eco-friendly and sustainable. Llama fertilizer is not only a fantastic source of organic nutrients for your plants but also an environmentally responsible choice that reduces waste and benefits your garden in remarkable ways.

Get ready for your students to embark on an enlightening adventure into the world of sustainable gardening with our furry friends and their nutrient-rich contributions.

Let's dive in and discover how we can nurture our gardens while protecting the planet!