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.
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.
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2651 Morris Meadow Lane, Walkertown, NC 27051
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