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2022 CRIAS

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Lilith

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Osiris

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Neptune

ALPACA FIBER

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We hand process al

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ALPACA BEANS

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We also harvest Alpaca manure & use it as a natural fertilizer in our gardens.

Alpacas have 3 stomachs! Taking 50 hours to process the grass they eat & turn it into these nutrient dense beans. And since it goes through this lengthy digestive process - it doesn't have any grass seeds left. This differs from other manures used for fertilizer that will have grasses sprouting from it.

Alpaca manure is balanced in nitrogen, phosphorus & potassium. It improves soil structure, soil quality & increases the holding capacity for water - meaning you save water!

Keep an eye out on our store soon we will have sacks of this magic up for sale with directions on how to use it. By purchasing prodcuts from our store you are directly supporting our land stewardship.

Thank you!

THE HISTORY OF ALPACAS

Alpacas have never been wild animals.

They were genetically engineered by the ancient Indigenous peoples of the Andean Mountains 6,000+ years ago. These ancient people created the Alpaca as a domestic animal through selective breeding of vicuñas. Vicuñas are the wild ancestors to Alpaca. Through selective breeding of vicuñas - they were able to increase their fiber quality that is still superior to today's breeders. And slowly modify their behavior & characteristics to become the most compatible with humans. Magically creating the Alpaca who are easier to integrate into shared landscapes with people.

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*Historical photos & info are sourced from "The Complete Alpaca Book" by Eric Hoffman

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6000 year old Cave ART

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2000 year old Alpaca cloth.

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Mummified Alpaca from the El Yaral archeological site in Peru. Over 1000 years old. The quality of the fiber remains intact & reflects the unsurpassed excellence achieved by ancient breeders.

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An alpaca weaving from the pre-Incan period, circa 1400.

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The Inca circa was from about 1430's to the 1530's.

The Inca valued Alpaca fiber so much - fabric made from alpaca served as their currency.

It also defined social status & military rank. They used natural colored fiber & dyes in their fabrics. There has been no other documented civilization in history that was more obsessed with fabric then the Incas.

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Incan gold peices reflecting the value placed on alpacas an integral part of their society.

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Woven tunic from Alpaca cloth. Worn by Incan official.

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Tunic made from Alpaca worn by common soldier in the Incan Army.

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