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By Deb Brumley
For The Sentinel 

Portland transplants find their dream living on alpaca farm outside Goldendale



CHAMPION: Destiny and Jenny Kirk pictured with their Excellence Color champion alpaca.

Jenny and Jim Kirk of Goldendale can be fairly characterized as renaissance individuals. They enjoyed full, industrious suburban lives for many years in Portland as business professionals, and then retired, only to completely start over again, by reclaiming, with their daughter Destiny, the potential of a former hog farm on Christie Road north of Goldendale. After years of non-stop cleaning, remodeling and restoration, the Kirk family has fully launched their life, part two, as the owners-operators of the now highly acclaimed Alpacas of Dancing Meadows Farm. It was so named by Destiny who was impressed by the iridescent shimmering of the farm’s meadows.

Prior to their Goldendale move se...

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