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Heart & Soul Alpacas and Spinnery

Full Service Alpaca Business...It's all we do!

Russell Ratti & Karen Ball
14514 Oak Meadow Road
Penn Valley, CA 95946
530 559-7223
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Heart & Soul Alpacas and Spinnery

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In 2005, Karen Ball was a single mom who was eager to teach her children the importance of responsibility. A former equestrian jumper, Ball thought animal husbandry would be a good experience for her kids. After extensive research, they bought five female alpacas and brought them home to their Montana ranch.

“I fell in love with alpacas, especially the babies,” said Ball. “There’s something magical about them — they’re very calming. If you sit still, they’ll come over out of curiosity. I’d ra... read full article