...they also make manure.
This photo is of a section tilled with some compost from last year as well as our homegrown manure:
The three sisters garden from last year got a few trailers of alpaca manure but the ranch sold and now we have our own source of manure. We are growing tomatoes here this year and hoping to boost production by doing a few things different. Hopi corn will be planted in the arroyo and barely irrigated.
On a side note; we ordered fifty one chicks today and they should arrive the second week of February. We are making a box for them to start their farm life in the neighbor's smaller shed. Also, I am making a separate habitat for them once they leave the shed but before being introduced to the existing flock. It will be roughly seven by ten feet in one corner and they can live in there for a while and get used to each other. Lots of exciting things happening here now. Twenty Eleven is starting out looking good.