Friday, June 26, 2009

Alpacas and their Poo

A nice lady on craigslist was offering composted alpaca poo for free, so we wen on an expedition to bring some back to our garden, which desperately needs nitrogen. We've dug up some failed cole crops and will be replanting them this week with fall crops, and we wanted to give these beds a boost first. Alpaca poo is purportedly great for the garden because it's not too hot, even when fresh, for mature plants. This stuff is composted, and should be very good for our veggies. The woman who owns the ranch is a total sweetheart, and she let some of the babies out to play with us and gave us a tour--she has 20-something alpacas, 2 llamas, 2 great pyrenees herding dogs, and a barn cat named Kiki. I deeply regret that I did not capture video of the baby alpacas rolling upside down in the dirt like a cat taking a dust bath. These guys have personality out the wazoo.

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