OUR FARM'S NAME
Ad Astra Per Aspera is the Kansas state motto. In part, it means "to the stars." As we're both native Kansans — and our farm is in Kansas — we decided to name our farm Ad Astra Alpacas, after the motto.
To continue the theme, we name our alpacas after stars — and planets, and constellations and comets.
Currently, we have alpacas named for well-known heavenly bodies, such as Jupiter, Venus and Cassiopeia as well as lesser-known ones, such as Sidra and Bellatrix.
After a cria is born, we observe the little one for a few days to see if a particular name fits. Then, together, we pick the baby's name.
OUR FARM BY THE NUMBERS