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Old 05-11-2012, 11:57 PM   #21
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... although the manure is safe to use right away according to what we've read. We know of a few gardeners in the area who use the manure from the local farms.
So you put the food bucket close to where you want the next batch of manure to be applied?

I see a great franchise opportunity in "Rentalpacas"...
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So you put the food bucket close to where you want the next batch of manure to be applied?

I see a great franchise opportunity in "Rentalpacas"...
Something to think about- only one problem. They like to poop in the same place once that place is established. They have been here over a week and have always used the same spot- when one goes, the others usually follow? Probably wouldn't get a lot of repeat business if the spot turns out to be on the sidewalk?

Even while out in the pasture, they come back to their spot when needed. Makes it easier to avoid any surprises when walking in the pasture and makes it easier to clean up too. We haven't figured out how to establish the spot on our terms, lol.
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They like to poop in the same place once that place is established.
That's a lot more impressive than horses & cows... and a lot neater, too!
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Here's a picture of the first skein of yarn we made from a part of the fleece from Tuxedo. It's a 2 ply yarn, about 190 yards. I made one of the plies on an electric spinning wheel and my DW did the other ply on her traditional treadle wheel. Not perfect but should be fun to turn this in to a scarf or something else. The second picture is one of the batts of the fleece before we started spinning it, had posted it previously but thought I'd show it again with the resulting yarn.



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Cool! And I hope the bottle of wine featured in the second picture improved your spinning wheel dexterity!
Can't wait to see the finished product of the scarf! The color is really so pretty.
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