No. 10, Ramblin’ Rose Alpacas

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About the quilt & barn

Address:

6316 Root Road, Kelloggsville (Conneaut)

Directions:

Interstate 90 to the Route 7 (Conneaut) exit. South on Route 7 to Monroe Township.Just past the fire department and Raceway 7 track, look for Root Road; turn left and proceed to farm.

Sponsors:

Terry and Glenda Lowe

Artists:

Conneaut High School art students: Lauren Kardohely, Morgan Holtzman, Jess Ferguson, Cody Taylor, Bethany Burdette, Hanna Merlene, Taylor Martin, Dani Heinonen, Hannah Hicks and Kiysha Stillman.

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The quilt:

4×4 Ohio rose

The farm:

Terry and Glenda Lowe first vacationed in Ashtabula County in 1973. During a return trip in 2004, the Northern California residents began thinking about the county as a good retirement location. The great real estate values helped seal the deal for them.

“A lot of it was affordability,” says Glenda. “Here was a 100-acre farm that we liked for the same price we’d pay for a little two-bath, three bedroom home on a city lot in California.” The couple put down roots in Monroe Township, remodeled the 1850 farmhouse that was on the property, converted the old farm to hay and alpacas and raised the roof on an old chicken coop to create a gift ship. Their Ramblin’ Rose Alpaca Farm has become a tourist destination.
The couple’s enthusiasm for the county spread to their son, who lives just down the road from them.
The couple wanted a barn quilt for their main barn and contacted the art department at Conneaut High School to see if there would be any students interested. Students who participated in the project are Lauren Kardohely, Morgan Holtzman, Jess Ferguson, Cody Taylor, Bethany Burdette, Hanna Merlene, Taylor Martin, Dani Heinonen, Hannah Hicks and Kiysha Stillman. Art teacher and club director Stephanie Chase supervised the project.
In addition to having a gift shop with mostly alpaca-related items, the couple grow grass for other alpaca farms and miscanthus biofuel grass. And their gift shop is the site of a Little Free Library

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