The Rural Woman Podcast Episode 105 – Accidentally an Alpaca and Cut Flower Farm with Elaine Vandiver

Accidentally an Alpaca and Cut Flower Farm with Elaine Vandiver

On today’s episode of The Rural Woman Podcast, you’ll meet meet Elaine Vandiver. In her own words, Elaine became a farmer by happenstance. After moving out to a 10-acre parcel of land with her husband near Walla Wall, Washington in 2013 looking for a fresh start Elaine accidentally turned their old homestead’ with 2 llama into an alpaca and cut flower farmer. She left her stable government job in 2019 to farm full time and offers both a collection of commercially machine-knit garments from the fiber of her animals and grows and sells specialty cut flowers at the local farmer’s market and through her CSA.

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