Diastole Alpaca Farm was started in 2007 on 22 acres of land in central North Carolina that has been in the Morris family for nearly 250 years. There had been many uses for the land over that time period but September, 2007 was the first time an alpaca ever roamed the land. We began with five adult males, five adult females, one with a three month old cria (baby) and the other four due to deliver in the coming three months.

As 2011 begins, Diastole is home to 24 Huacaya alpacas, 50 chickens, 4 livestock guardian dogs as well as 4 “house” dogs and Bill – the cat. Jim and Sandy Morris are the care takers and guardians of this menagerie.

The Name
Diastole (dye-as-toe-lee) Alpaca Farm, LLC developed from a desire by the owners, Jim and Sandy Morris, to begin a business that would allow them to live a healthy, enjoyable life while working with animals and doing so out of doors in a rural environment. Each has had a forty year career in the medical industry and would like to spend their remaining years working outdoors while running a small business involving livestock and other farm products.

The name of the farm, Diastole, derives from the Greek meaning of the word diastole – which is the resting phase of the heart. When we are around the alpacas we have a feeling of peace, happiness and contentment. We become more relaxed and our blood pressure seems to drop – just as it does during the diastole phase of your heart beat.

How to Get Here
2651 Morris Meadow Lane, Walkertown, NC 27051
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7 Responses to “About the Farm / Directions”

  1. alberta nutile says:

    Great web site!

  2. Jim says:

    Hope you can get down to spend some time with us. Good to hear from you.

    Our very Best – Jim and Sandy

  3. Jim says:

    Thanks folks. The senior chickens are finishing their annual molting and we are getting 2-4 eggs per day where we were getting 20+. We have 26 three month old chicks who will start laying around March (six months old) and by Spring we should be back in production. Give me a call anytime – I am usually available and would love to see you folks and show the girls around the farm.

    Jim

  4. Wonderful to know more about your work there on the farm. Hope we can come by for a tour on one of our trips home. You and Sandy are living life as it should be lived. Doing what makes your at rest heart sing!
    Happy New Year.
    Marilyn

  5. Jim says:

    We would love to see you folks – please call anytime.

    Most happy New Year wishes to one and all – Jim

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    Reader.

  7. Jim says:

    We do – thank you!

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