For over 48 years, we thought they were living the American Dream by running our own family owned fulfillment business. We worked hard, had great clients, awesome employees and had a very successful business. We thought life was great. We worked day-in and day-out as most business owners do. But the corporate world started changing and where your hard work and the quality of the services you provided didn't matter to your clients as much as the nickel they could save, we realized it was not such a satisfying world to be in. We had a nice lifestyle but our lives no longer felt fulfilled. Something was missing.
So in 2002, we decided it was time to make a life change. We had always dreamed of having our own farm where we could raise and care for our horses (Frosty and Jason), find some peace and quiet, slow down, relax and enjoy life.
After looking around for a bit, we found a beautiful 20 acre farm in Cecil County, MD. It was perfect. So we promptly sold our home, packed up our belongings including our two sons (Christopher and Steven), two horses, and three Labrador Retrievers, and hightailed to our farm. It was the best decision we ever made.
But like most farm owners, we wanted to find a way to have the farm help pay for itself. So we started researching and one day we came across some literature that talked about alpacas. Quite honestly we had not even heard of alpacas until reading the literature but it was enough to captivate our interest. We started researching and visiting alpaca farms and it wasn't long before we fell totally in-love with them. Of course you can see why! So in August of 2012, we took possession of our first eleven alpacas. I was going to start with three but I took Mitchell and we ended up with eleven! Of course they are like potato chips, you cannot have too many and they come in so many beautiful colors. It was the second best decision we ever made!
Not only do we enjoy the financial rewards from our alpacas, they bring so much love and fun to our lives. We know how truly blessed we are so we decided to open our farm to the public and share the Alpaca Lifestyle with all of our visitors. Life on our farm is truly a wonderful thing!
Mitchell and Linda Dickinson
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"On a recent weekend getaway to Chesapeake City, my husband and I took a little trip out to Earleville because I just HAD to see the alpacas! Boy were we glad we did. What a unique and special experience. The owners were warm, inviting, knowledgeable and their passion for what they do is more than evident. The alpacas at this farm are not just cared for... they are loved as family." After learning a ton about these adorable creatures ...... See more reviews on Facebook!
Painted Sky Alpaca Farm 95 Knight House Lane Earleville, MD 21919 410-275-9423