Big news on the farm- We’ve adopted 6 new female alpacas!
This last Sunday, we were fortunate enough to be able to borrow a livestock trailer from a local cow/turkey farmer and we took the long drive to Justa Alpaca Farm in Farmington Maine and picked them up.
She was rehoming her entire herd, and we originally only went down to get 4- and we ended up with 6, one or two of which may or may not be pregnant.
It was a pretty straight forward trip, down and back. Left by 7:30 and back by a little after 3:30. We let them loose and the herd we have immediately accepted them all. They don’t have names, as of yet, but we’re learning their looks and temperaments before we decide on anything (even tho I’m already calling the baby Smidge)
This is the official website for Gillis Gardens, LLC.
Gillis Gardens is a farm, run by myself and my wonderful husband. We believe in biodiversity, organic growing methods and doing things ourselves. I knit, crochet, make jewelry and sew. MrGillis builds, doing everything from our plumbing to our mechanical to our renovations. We are both active members of our little community. We both take care of the plants and animals. He weeds, I harvest. He spreads manure, I plant.
We raise multiple breeds of chickens for eggs and meat. We have a herd of Alpacas that we shear every year for their beautiful fiber, which we then have milled into ultra luxurious yarn. We make our own maple syrup, preserves and pickles. We raise bees for honey and herbs for medicine. We also raise pigs for meat and fun.
We are the parents of two young children, and consider that our most important job.
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