We had some really beautiful weather this weekend, so we worked on preparing the gardens, old and new. We put in three truckloads of composted horse manure and three truckloads of composed alpaca manure. You know what that means, right? Alpaca pictures!
Here's a pen of cuteness.
Here is another.
They were everywhere! These are the babies - newly weaned. We got to pet them. (swoon!)
Alpacas need protection. They get it from guard llamas. This one is just making sure we're not up to any funny business. (No sir - just going to pet them, then we'll move right along!)
This is Lacey. She was shy with us, but she helps take care of the alpacas too.
Look what those little cuties 'made' for us!
And look at the difference it makes compared to our sandy soil. Actually, while it is a good bit darker than our sandy soil, I think the bed is wet in this photo. It was getting windy and we were trying to keep the soil/compost from blowing out when we were tilling.
That bed behind Little Bit is where the raspberries will go. The two circles in front of her are the honeyberries.
Which...are already blooming!
Thank you to Peter and his wife, Barbara. We will probably be back for more poo! (Thank you also to "Babe", the horse down the road from us who has also shared with us so generously.)
If you want to learn more about these particular alpacas, go here! (I know that the Knittin' Kitten is going to click that link!)