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About Us

Fiber Meadows is located approximately 90 miles North of Seattle Washington and 45 miles South of Vancouver British Columbia at the outskirts of a small town named Sedro Woolley.  Sedro Woolley is known as the Gateway to the North Cascade Mountains, and our Ranch is nestled among the foothills of the Cascades where we have numerous Eagles soaring overhead and 360 degree sunsets.

We own a beautiful championship producer Silhouette who given us an outstanding herdsire the 8 time champion “Kentucky Bulleit” a beautiful Fawn Defiance boy and she gave us his full sister a Defiance daughter "Chantilly Lace" and she is champion winner as well with 2 banners.

Silhouette also gave us this beautiful Innsbruck black girl "Brooke" and she has 3 color championships in halter and a reserve as a juvenile.

Fiber Meadows was established 19 years ago and is owned and operated by Dean and Pamela Hiestand.  Together we finally escaped the city life and purchased our house in the country along with 10 acres.  That created a new challenge for us as in what to do with the 10 acres, we knew we did not want to raise horses, and cattle were not an option, so we chose pigs.  After Piggly and Wiggly and Ham and Hock made their way to our freezer we were convinced that we did not want to be known as “Hog Farmers”.

Our Alpaca adventures started with a visit to our local Skagit County Fair’s petting zoo and 4 H barns, there we saw these cute little critters called Alpacas from then we were hooked, we could not quit thinking about them cute little animals.

It was decided that we would buy a couple of the Alpacas to put on our farm and with Alpacas we could be considered an actual farm and not just a Hobby farm.   Our first thought was we could do it at a minimal cost, however after visiting several farms and many late nights surfing the web we had to overcome the price shock.  It did not take us long to realize that these animals were a great investment and we started to understand their value.  So that lead us to put our retirement plans into motion and become not only Alpaca Owners but breeders as well.

We undertook a major fencing and shelter project and purchased five bred females and at one time were up to 68 Alpacas.  Our plan was to remain a small Ranch around 20 Alpacas that produces high quality Alpacas with emphasis on Fiber Fineness, Density, and Uniformity of Fleece.  We have managed to scale our Ranch back down to 16 Alpacas.

We are now both retired and enjoying ourselves.

We welcome Ranch visits by appointment only and look forward to sharing our Alpacas with you.

Updated April 25, 2021