Just a quick photo blog- I wanted to show everyone how awesome Mariacher’s Shearing Services were. Here are some before of some very fluffy but miserable alpaca beasts… they’ve been being very naughty with their water buckets the last few days to try and beat the humidity. They arrived after supper around 5:30. They wereContinue reading “Alpaca Shearing 2019”
A recap for the months of January and February of 2019 at Gillis Gardens, LLC.
The Death of An Alpaca during winter in Maine
An analysis of the cost of owning a herd of alpacas- including shelter, care, and more!
The first step in branding our small business
Homestead Goals for 2019
Part of our homestead dream is for our animals to basically pay for themselves. This has been a bit of a trial and error deal with the chickens (best money so far is in pickled eggs by far, but it is a time intensive and smelly process). With our herd of alpacas, we are hopingContinue reading “Turning Fiber into Money”
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, andContinue reading “Expanding our Alpaca Herd”
A big Thanks to the crew of Mariacher Shearing Service- they got to our place in the middle of no where, set up their stations, had our herd taken care of and were back on the road to the next job in less then 2 and a half hours. It was a whirlwind, an educationContinue reading “The Alpacas have been SHEARED”