Wednesday, March 14, 2012

March 2012 News From White Cloud Alpaca Farm

March update by Gina -

Well I'm finally redoing this site! We've switched from a website to a web blog. I will still be posting monthly Farm happenings, Events, Alpacas For Sale & Facts.

One great feature of our new web blog is that you can "follow us by email" (located on the right side of this site) to get our monthly posts sent to you directly.

Soon you will also be able to see the roving, fiber, clothing & more we have in our shop for sale. Also, look forward to more pictures & monthly herd health tips.

In addition to our new site, we are also scheduling Alpaca & Llama farms for spring 2012 Shearing. Please give us a call or email if you would like us to put you on the shearing schedule this year.

•With the warm March weather we have been having, we are hoping to start cleaning up the barn and pastures from the winter freeze.

The Scoop on Alpaca Poop

•We are bagging up the Alpaca manure for sale.

•All camelids, including alpacas, have an efficient digestive process due to their 3 true stomachs. This means the manure contains significantly less organic matter than most other manures do. The manure also tends to have a higher nutrition content than other livestock, including cow and horse manures.

•The manure can be put right on the plants without harming them.

•Unlike other composts, alpaca manure is one of the best organic fertilizers for vegetable and flower gardens, lawns and houseplants. With a light, earthy smell, alpaca fertilizer is brimming with nutrients, including nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium. Chemical and organic fertilizers indicate their nutrient content with three bold numbers on the package. These numbers represent three different compounds: Nitrogen, Phosphorous, and Potash (Potassium), which is described with the letters N-P-K. The three numbers listed on fertilizer labels correspond to the percentage of these materials found in the fertilizer. Nitrogen helps plant foliage to grow strong. Phosphorous helps roots and flowers grow and develop. Potassium (Potash) is important for overall plant health.

$8.00 per bag & special deals if you would like to bag it yourself or bring a truck or trailer out for bigger quantities. This is truly a great deal.