Meet Our Newest Flock Members!

An introduction to the chicks we added to our flock March 2019.

The Cost of: Beginner Beekeeping

A Breakdown of our First Purchase of Beekeeping Equipment and How Much It Cost.

Basics of Bunny Care

So, as I mentioned quite a few blogs back, we have fostered a farm bunny forever – He came to ready to chill- ok so not really. He and I had a bit of a tumultuous start. He would straight up growl at me when I cleaned his hutch in the morning. So, we calledContinue reading “Basics of Bunny Care”

Why We Decided to Raise Pigs

I’m going to preface this blog by explaining a bit of personal history. I was a vegetarian for over a decade. I decided at the ripe old age of 8 that eating animals was cruel, unnecessary and not something I wanted to be apart of. This lasted until I was in college. I am nowContinue reading “Why We Decided to Raise Pigs”

Thunder Bun – and everything else that happened this weekend

This was a pretty crazy, jam packed weekend on the Gillis homestead. Saturday dawned and we spent the majority of the morning doing household chores. I hung with Izzy while conquering the laundry and weekly cleaning tasks, while MrGillis finished the second alpaca paddock( more on that in another blog). Then, Izzy got restless, soContinue reading “Thunder Bun – and everything else that happened this weekend”

Official Start of Our Farm

So we’ve been toying with Gillis Gardens for a few years now, and now it’s time to get serious. Our first step in making our farm a viable business was to utilize the internet- this was in several ways- 1- I started this blog, two years ago, to see if I had the fortitude doContinue reading “Official Start of Our Farm”

Meet Our Alpacas!

We have been spending the last few days getting to know our new family members and we thought it was time for some introductions. We’ll update with new pictures and personality factoids as we get them.  Our alpacas are Huayacas- this basically means that their fiber is soft, dense and has a crimp in it. Continue reading “Meet Our Alpacas!”

Hey you guys- WE HAVE ALPACAS!

So, you know a few weeks ago, when I wrote about a Big Major Deal Changer happening to Gillis Gardens? We were given an alpaca farm. No – I am not kidding. And when I tell you how this happened, you are going to be like, “No, it did NOT happen that way.” And IContinue reading “Hey you guys- WE HAVE ALPACAS!”

Launching Our New Site

So after much discussion and thought, MrGillis and I have decided to officially launch http://www.gillisgardens.com We will continue on with WordPress as I am comfortable with their format and the way that they run their show. I’m happy to be where I am, but we feel that it is time to become more recognizable onContinue reading “Launching Our New Site”