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Walnut Ridge Llama Red Barn

Walnut Ridge Llama Farm in 2009

The Maple Leaf pattern hangs on the barn at Walnut Ridge Farm. The farm owners, Jerry and Carolyn Ayers, have the original quilt hanging on a wall of their cabin nearby. It was made by Jerry’s grandmother, Pansy Evans, in the mid 1950s as a present for her grandson at his birth.

Acquired by the couple in 1984, the farm is located in the beautiful Tennessee Valley with the Appalachian Mountains in full view only 15 miles away. Upon acquiring the land, Jerry and Carolyn built a log cabin and a small barn to house various breeds of farm livestock. The Ayers family made the decision to start raising llamas in 1998, and now they have one of the largest registered llama farms in the Southeast. They currently raise about 50 llamas that are sheared annually to produce beautiful silky & suri llama fiber that is processed into spinning rovings, yarn and scarves. Approximately 10-15 baby llamas (crias) are born each year.

Walnut Ridge Llama Farm is located in Northeast Tennessee in the beautiful Tennessee Valley with the Appalachian Mountains in full view only 15 miles away. We are easy access from all areas of the East; 65 miles northeast of Knoxville, Gatlinburg, and Pigeon Forge, Tennessee; 65 miles northwest of Asheville, North Carolina; and 50 miles south of the Virginia and Kentucky borders. We live in a log cabin that we built ourselves on about 19 acres of land.

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