Over the past few decades, these alpaca farmers in Maine have been able to sustain their living — even as many early adopters have left the industry — by maintaining diverse streams of income around the versatile animal, from fiber products to programs that allows people to “lease” an alpaca and board it at a farm for a fee. Read More
There’s a lot to love about living on a farm or homestead raising your own animals and vegetables. But there are some downsides, and for me the worst is the stark reality that critters don’t live forever. Read More