The Cost of: Owning Alpacas

An analysis of the cost of owning a herd of alpacas- including shelter, care, and more!

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2018 Goals Recap

The end of year reckoning- how well did we do accomplishing our goals?

Danforth’s Halloween Decor Contest

As you may or may not know, Gillis Fuel sponsored the annual Halloween decoration contest again this year Without further ado- the winners for the business category ribbons are- In third place, Danforth’s very own Town Office In second place, the United States Post Office And coming in first place the Danforth Rehab on Maple…

Raising Meat Pigs: Lessons Learned

There is nothing quite like gazing upon a freezer full of pork that you had a hand in raising yourself, to make you do a little bit of reflecting. There are always…. slight wibbley wobbles in doing something for the first time, especially when it comes to animal husbandry. As par for the course, it’s…

Growing Rhubarb

This spring we decided to get super serious about planting crops that will keep blessing us for years to come. One of those crops was Rhubarb. Rhubarb is a hearty perennial best suited for zones 3-7. (Which we are in a modified zone 4.) In order for these plants to thrive, they need a cold…

Growing Garlic – Take 2

We’ve tried this once before– with clearance bin garlic bulbs… and it did not work. We never got a single bit of real growth, which I knew was a very good probability. So this time, we’re going about it completely differently. First- we did set up the patch in the same way, lots of alpaca…