Reviews for: Happy Hills Alpaca Farm
By: A.H. (Aug 31, 2014)
After just a few months of interning at Happy Hills Alpaca Farm, I have gained a wealth of knowledge from the owners Val and Kaarlo about alpacas, sustainable agriculture, and maintaining a farm business. Val and Kaarlo are both extremely accommodating and patient, and their enthusiasm and love for the farm is reflected in the numerous awards their alpacas have won and by the frequent visitors that come from near and far. The animals on the farm are also very gentle and friendly-- I highly recommend this farm to people of all ages for any occasion. By simply making an appointment with Val you can get a walking tour of the farm, see the fiber studio, make your own fiber art, buy a pair of alpaca wool socks, or even host a birthday party at the farm. Val and Kaarlo are extremely knowledgeable and can answer any of your questions or curiosities regarding the farm.
My experience with Happy Hills Alpaca Farm has been wonderful and enlightening. I highly recommend visiting!
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Ceeanna Zulla says: (Oct 20, 2014)
A.H. had a different experience because she was only working Mondays/Fridays and living at home. As I mentioned in my review, if you are only planning on working on the farm and NOT staying with the owners, I'm sure it would be much more pleasant. I truly don't want someone to have to go through what I did.
By: Ceeanna Zulla (Aug 6, 2014)
I recently worked at Happy Hills Alpaca farm and I came to here to warn others interested in working on Val and Kaarlo's property. The animals are fantastic and if you only plan on working on the farm, not staying with them, then I say go for it. If you intend with living with them though, I highly suggest not doing so. It was a very unwelcoming environment to start with. Val would be upset if I sat anywhere around the house except for my room or the arts & crafts room. This even included sitting outside around the house. The couple came off very racist and homophobic as well. They made many comments about not wanting "terrorists" to work on their property.It was a negative environment with the wife always complaining about everything around. I was only there for a short period and Val felt it was okay to get in my face and scream at me as if I was a child. A few of the previous workers before me left within the first week. After a month, I understood why. Don't work here.
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Valerie Hietala says: (Aug 30, 2014)
This review was made by an intern that we had on the farm who was asked to leave. She did not change the water for our alpacas and crias for over 4 days and the water was horribly muddy and contaminated. She had been warned about this before, but continued to not be diligent about something as basic as clean water! She has now chosen to slam us with bad reviews where ever she can.
Fun at the farm!!
By: K. C. (Aug 10, 2011)
I had the privilege of interning at Happy Hills this summer and have only wonderful things to say about the entire experience. Val and Kaarlo were so kind and welcoming and are full of so much knowledge about their farm and alpacas. There is so much to do at Happy Hills! Val happily gives walking tours of the farm and even lets visitors help with feeding time! The quaint little fiber studio displays her spinning projects and fiber art with plenty of beautiful alpaca products for sale (which happen to make perfect gifts)! This summer Happy Hills hosted visitors from a retirement home and the local 4H club and both groups thoroughly enjoyed their visit. It is the perfect place to have birthday parties, events, and even short afternoon outings. I highly recommend HH to any and all who are looking for a unique, enjoyable and fascinating farm experience! :)
Mother's Day Tea time
By: (May 14, 2010)
We had a very enjoyable time at Happy Hills Alpaca Farm on Mother's Day. Val Hietala and her husband warmly welcomed my daughters and I to their home and served a wonderful array of finger food and tea. It was delicious and a fun way to enjoy Mother's Day with my two girls! We then were able to go outside and visit the alpacas. The girls got to feed and walk the animals around the backyard. It was also very interesting to hear the story and explanation of this fascinating hobby. Val is using the wool from the alpacas to spin into thread the old fashioned way! I would recommend a trip to the Happy Hills farm to anyone looking for a fun and interesting afternoon!