Bent Limb Farm, established in 2010 on 55 acres in Shoemakersville, PA, is nestled in a beautiful valley with over 45 alpacas, myotonic (fainting) goats, heritage pigs, chickens and rabbits. Our goal of sustainable farming involves learning the strengths of each species of animal and having the animals work with us toward better health of the farm and the pastures.
Each animal brings several assets to the table. The alpaca provide fiber, manure and keep the fields trimmed. Our fainting goats eat their way through the brush and poison ivy, plus provide great entertainment. There’s nothing like the joy of a newborn goat running and jumping, just because they can. The pigs follow the goats to clean up roots of the pest plants and till the fields. The chickens follow the animals scratching and spreading manure as they search for bugs and larva. Angora rabbits provide the same benefits as the alpaca — fiber and manure but on a smaller scale. Rotational grazing, mowing, manure fertilizing and occasionally overseeding have increased our soil quality.
Our farm is definitely a work in progress with a far-reaching long-term goal of sustainability. We have alpaca fiber available in many forms: raw fiber, roving & yarn, plus finished goods for all ages. The same is available with angora rabbit fiber. Whether it’s fiber products, food or animals for your own farm, we look forward to sharing our farm and knowledge with you and your family.