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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Weekend Warriors- May 2018

We had another busy month here on the homestead- Early on in the month we picked up our finished alpaca yarn – it’s been a slow process of putting it into skeins at this point. I’ll expand on this in a future blog tho, as it has been a long and slightly crazy process. Literally…

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 do…

Homestead News – Joining MOFGA

For those of you not in the know – MOFGA stands for Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association.  We have been going to their yearly fair in Unity, Maine, for 4 years now, and it’s part of the reason we fell so deep for the idea of being an organic farm. They are just so……

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 I…

A Hint At What Is To Come At Gillis Gardens.

  Mr Gillis can be seen here, clearing out lots of side and front yard pasture- Here is what this area looked like before – including a huge ground wasp/hornet/demon stinging insect that MrGillis said he thought was a rock at first. We didn’t get picture of it, we just killed it. And here is…

Big Things Coming! 

So remember that blog I just posted a few days about all the stuff we have to accomplish before snow flies? And you know that last blog about not announcing big plans before having them right and tight? *(I will never learn) Ok, so I am not going to even lie- you are going to have…