Glenn & Carolyn Waddell
10675 Chesapeake Dr.
Reno, NV 89506
Text the word: ALPACAS To: 72727
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We sheared our alpacas May 2- 4th. Now we will be skirting (cleaning) and sorting the fiber to go to the mill for spinning into yarn, or for direct sales to persons wanting to spin their own yarn. What doesn't go to the mill for spinning will be shipped to the Alpaca Blanket Project. Last year we sent over 500 pounds of fiber to the Blanket Project and have been able to add some nice products (blanket, scarves, socks) etc. to our inventory for purchase at Buy NV First, Great Basin Community Food Coop, and other locations..
Another item that we have added this year is the Alpaca Soil Enhancement. This is an all natural substitution to chemical fertilizers. Alpaca "bean" (poop/waste) is a great alternative to the chemical soil enhancers you are now using. We have 2 and 10 pound burlap bags available. We can also load your pick up truck or trailer with the product (Washoe County Parks and Recreation come about once a month with a dump trailer to stock up for the parks) Another option is "paca tea" for your house plants. Again the waste is packed in small 6 oz burlap bags. Put the bag in a gallon of water for 25 hours, then water your house plants. One bag can be reused 2 or 3 times. Then take the bag out of the water and plant it outside by one of your shrubs.
One other thing that we have learned this year is to use our left over fiber or yarn to make alpaca dryer balls. We sell these in a package of 4 (recommended 4 to 6 dryer balls per load). The dryer balls will decrease the wrinkles, static i n your clothes, cut down the drying time and can be reused for years. So we now spend some evenings making dryer balls and have extra yarn left from my knitting or crocheting projects.
It will be interesting to see what the remainder of 2015 has in store for us and the group of alpacas on our property. We look forward to seeing you at the Buy NV First Store, Rancho San Rafael Park, or at our farm north of Reno, NV. We would love to show/teach you about the wonderful alpacas,
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