What a beautiful sunny Sunday!! Farm owners know that Sundays are never truly a day of rest. Alaurea, our 11 year old female, has a gentle spirit and does not mind being handled. Her cria is due in July and she is beginning to show signs of being pregnant. Did you know alpacas have an 11 1/2 month gestation period? I was able to rub her tummy and actually felt movement! It was also a nice day to pick up beans. I never thought I’d be blogging about alpaca POOP! Dave has started an area for bean composting and it is rich and ready to place in garden beds. ‘BEANS’ are sold in 50 lb grain bags for $6.00 or can be bought in small nylon bags (perfect for making Bean Tea) for $2.00. Bean Tea (for plants only!) is made by soaking a nylon ‘Tea Bag’ in a gallon of water for several hours . The ‘Tea’ is poured onto plants or mixed into the soil. It’s the ultimate recycled recyclable!
Published by Karen on April 6, 2014