GGA gets recognized in the PEI Legisature

Posted on 1 December 2010 | 0 Comments

A private member statement put forward by Tyne Valley-Linkletter MLA, Paula Biggar in the PEI legislature; acknowledges and congratulates Green Gable Alpacas on our success in the 11 months on the Island.

Members Statement

Paula Biggar

November 30, 2010 

Green Gables Alpacas

Thank you Madame Speaker. 

Janet Ogilvie never dreamed that one day she would call herself an Alpaca farmer.  In fact, the Ontario native never  thought she would even be a farmer despite her affection for animals and being a veterinarian technician.  But life has a way of changing and taking you places you never dreamed of. 

When Janet’s oldest daughter passed away she experienced two of the most difficult years of her life.  When she considered returning to work she knew she wouldn’t be able to do it and began to look for a new challenge.  She found it when she met a man who vacationed every summer on PEI.  He spoke with such love and conviction about PEI, she knew she had found what she was looking for.  A friend suggested she consider raising Alpacas and after much research, Janet made the decision to start an Alpaca farm on PEI.  

Janet and her daughter Rachel, sold their home in Ontario and purchased an 11 acre farm in Birch Hill. 11 months have passed and Green Gables Alpacas currently boasts 50 award winning Alpacas,

2 guard llamas, an angora goat, Winnie the pot bellied pig, and Otis the pug. 

When they arrived on PEI Janet and Rachel knew no one but they certainly do now ! They have adjusted well to rural life and their new community . 

Madame Speaker

On September 24 and 25 of this year Green Gable Alpacas opened its barn doors to celebrate National Alpaca Farm Days and their Grand Opening.     

Janet and Rachel are true examples of how a person can face personal tragedy and make the difficult road to recovery by taking the path less travelled. A portion of all sales are donated to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation in memory of Janet’s daughter, Amanda Augustine. 

On behalf of my colleagues, I want to wish Janet and Rachel much success with Green Gable Alpacas and the Milk House Boutique.  Their spirit and determination are a great addition to the District of Tyne Valley-Linkletter. 

Thank you Madame Speaker.

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