Were bringing our alpaca - Pippa, Tazi, June-bug and Beau! Stop by and see our selection of seeds from Edible Antiques - SHED SHIT - The best organic soil enhancer AND - bird accessories for your garden!
In the SHED we recently discovered that all seeds are not created equal! We were looking for heirloom & heritage seeds to start in our raised square foot gardens this spring. We recently met Stacey from Edible Antiques - A creative and inspiring small seed company. All of her seeds are grown in Prince Edward County and are therefore, regionally adapted to our climate and soil conditions. Weather here is somewhat extreme compared to our surrounding areas because we are an island (which is the giant peninsula in the middle of Lake Ontario) so these plants often experience extreme cold, extreme heat, extreme rain or extreme drought…depending on the time of the season! Long story short…these seeds are fairly hardy!
The 68th UN General Assembly declared 2015 the International Year of Soils. In this first series of blogs looking at the value of soil - We asked Carson Arthur who is an outdoor design and lifestyle expert and co-host of HGTV’s Critical Listing to explain how to go organic in the garden....
SHED SHIT - Alpaca poo for spring gardening www.shedchetwynfarms.com
This time of year were in the final stages of designing and creating our 2015 spring collection. The raw fibre we sheered from our alpaca last spring is the basis of this years collection. Either the "blanket" (the most prized fleece an alpaca produces) which we cherish and use only for hand-crafted knit goods and yarn by the skein or fleece not suitable for spinning into yarn (which we use for felting and bird fleece products, or even the alpaca beans (manure) are all worked into our annual offerings.