Brad Neuman, the original owner of Big Meadow Creek Alpacas, died suddenly on August 8, 2008.
Brad was my brother. He introduced me to alpacas.
Brad loved his alpacas, his dogs, and even his chickens and turkeys. He had a rooster for several years who said, not "Cock-a-doodle-doo," but "Chicken-noodle-soup."
One special friend was Tzadi, the first Anatolian Shepherd that he rescued through the NASRN as guarded the alpacas.
Brad was generous to a fault. He had a way with words and a way with people.
Read more about Brad's life and the wonderful things that people had to say about him.
I thank everyone for the many cards, kind words, donations, and support given to me over the years. Brad was my best friend and he is still sorely missed.
I feel his spirit here at the farm when the wind blows through the trees beside the pond, when a new cria is born, and the stars shine bright in the dark night.
This picture was taken in the summer of 2003.
Alpacas get very hot and love to both stand in a kiddy pool and get sprayed with water. Brad would be angry at this public display of his picture--"I'm too fat," he would say. My response: Every pound contained more than the maximum of kindness, gentleness, and generosity.