Alpaca Nutrition- Treats and Foods to Avoid

Really, the best diet for an alpaca consists of mostly hay, with some supplemental crushed grain/alpaca pellets, and a free choice bucket of Still Water Minerals, but who can resist giving treats… honestly? So here is a list of approved foods for alpacas- they’ll love you for it. It is important to note that treats…

Weekend Warriors- April 2018

Its been a crazy month- we’ve still been solidly locked into winter weather with a very slow melt of the snow all around our area. But we have kept ourselves busy, because that helps pass the time even tho winter seems to be moving along at a crawl. The first half of the month was…

How to Build Alpaca Fencing

So really, MrGillis is the authority on this, but until he is willing to sit down and write a post himself, I guess I just have to explain it as best I can, myself. I decided to write this blog, because I am proud of our fencing. Like, really proud. We get complimented on it,…

Weekend Warriors- The Month Of March

Its been a fairly crazy month here on the Gillis Homestead- We’ve been boiling down sap into syrup all month. But the temps are rising and with rain in the forecast instead of snow (FINALLYTHANKGOD) its probably coming towards¬† a swift end. We’re happy with the amount we’ve produced tho. Even tho we lost at…

Our Seeds have ARRIVED!

I LOVE Johnny’s Select Seeds. We, LITERALY place our seed order yesterday and THEY ARRIVED TODAY. Now, I get that we’re in Maine and so are they, but seriously, wowzas. Well, most of them arrived at least. Our Onion starts aren’t going to be coming til the end of the month(which is when we’d be…

Getting Ready for Spring- Seed sorting

So, I know I just got done complaining in my last blog that March in Maine is NOT SPRING, but that led me to wanting more spring like activities in my life, because ugh. Enough is enough winter. This means that about the only thing I can do to make it feel more spring like,…

Making a Stew with a Roux

I love cold weather cooking. Soups, pot pies, stews, noodle dishes, rice dishes, warm comfort foods that connect with your SOUL, man. And March in Maine is not spring folks- we are STILL getting freezing temps and snow even tho its supposedly spring. This blog is all about turning your chicken soup, into chicken STEW….

The Sunshine Blogger Award

A special thank you and shout out to¬†The Little Red House for nominating our blog for The Sunshine Blogger Award. I love reading about their adventures and I feel very fortunate that they enjoy our stories as well. I’m not so great at these types of things, but hey, lets give her a whirl and…

Weekend Warriors- February 2018

holy. So the big shebang this WHOLE month has been about the shed project. Specifically the kitchen and 1/2 bathroom portion of the shed. Last time I updated, my dad, MrWard, and the hubby were pulling out all the old nasty insulation and fixing a very bad roof leak that had been causing water damage…

Official Breaking News!

So remember when I posted our 2018 goals list, and said I couldn’t reveal the details of every thing because some of it was still in the works? Well the time has come to let you in on one of those plans. We have officially become Coast Of Maine Dealers! For those of you that…