Hear Alvina describe how raising Alpacas has given her purpose.
Alvina left home at 17 to join the Air Force Academy, and then the Air Force Reserves.
Now she raises alpacas, as the owner of River Hill Ranch in Richmond, Kentucky.
She says she is blessed to be able to sit on her front porch each day nestled among the green, rolling hills, and watch these funny creatures.
She talks of the simple pleasures of farm life and having her daughter grow up in an environment where she will understand the value of hard work.