Grazers at every scale are an important ecological link. At the cameloid scale, we have alpaca. The alpaca serve not only as a valuable source of fertilizer (litter area trained), but also valuable fiber. Although we grow flax and other fiber plants for rope and other general purposes we lacked a fiber of high enough quality to make clothing. While we don’t intend on making all of our clothes we would love to make our own yarns and croqueted or knitted items.
The alpaca will be moving in this spring and are a generous gift from another farmer.