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The Basics on Alpaca Farming and Handling

Alpacas are part of the camelid family, which also includes camels and llamas. They are classified into two types, namely, Suri and Huacaya. Suri alpacas have long, pencil-like fleece with high lustre while Huacaya Alpacas have compact fleece similar to that of a sheep’s. Compared to other camelids, alpacas have a more gentle temperament, which

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Gardening with Dogs

Gardening with Dogs: Balancing the Needs of Pets and Plants

Having dogs and a garden sounds like a dream. Farmers and hobby gardeners, alike, swear by their faithful “furry” assistants. Monty Don, Britain’s favorite gardener, even wrote a book about his golden retrievers Nell and Nigel, where he says that like gardening, “dogs are the other element of that transplanted desire for older rural harmonies.”

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