Meet Andy & Kahle Boutte of Prairie Patch Farm-
Colorado & California natives, their journey to caretaking a nature preserve and wildlife refuge began with a love for the outdoors, community, and conservation.
Kahle, a Colorado native became enchanted with llamas at a young age when trips up to the ski mountains also included a stop to visit llamas on the roadside along the way. She holds a Master's in Neurologic Music Therapy and practiced for several years in forensic mental health in California where she met Andy.
Andy, a California native grew up with a love and appreciation of hiking and the outdoors at a very young age. Much of his leisure included hiking with his family and friends on the beautiful Central Coast of California.
The dream of having llamas and a home immersed in nature became a reality when they purchased a 50-acre private nature preserve in 2018 that carries on the legacy of Kahle's Uncle Steve Atherton.
It's their greatest joy connecting and fostering community through experiences in nature and sharing these incredible animals with others.
"It's an honor to take part in caring for mother nature in providing sanctuary for wildlife and protection of their habitat. Connecting others with nature through a long time love of llamas came together here at The Prairie Patch thanks to the path that was paved before us with my Uncle and his fight for restoring and protecting Iowa's Natural Heritage."