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The Great Barn Clean Out



How much poop accumulates over winter? Enough to grow A LOT of veggies!

Each winter we use a process called deep bedding. Instead of shoveling frozen poop all winter, we throw straw over it. Not only does this save us a lot of time, it helps heat the barn as the poop/straw mixture composts and releases heat. By the time March rolls around, there is a mountain of 'paca poo power in our barn to harvest.

Would you like some for your garden? We will give a tractor scoop to volunteers that work alongside us for 4 hours. Of course the alpacas will be there, super curious about their new poop-scoopers.

Not down to scoop poop but still want to help? Here's a list of other chores that need to be done (you can still score some compost):

  • Cleaning fans
  • Spray painting panels & gates
  • Fixing the electric fence
  • Driving t-posts
  • Shoveling/raking rock
  • Power washing the trailer

We will of course offer instruction.

Children under the age of 12 are not permitted for safety reasons. Also be aware that digging up the bedding will release ammonia (we try to release it through the winter, but it still builds up in there). Folks with respiratory issues or compromised immune systems should not participate in the poop shoveling. We will provide face masks, but you'll need to bring your own work gloves. It would be helpful if you brought your own square shovel.

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Volunteer Time *
Please let us know when to expect you (if you can't get here by the start time or can't stay for the entire time, please indicate below):
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What tools can you bring? Please note work gloves are required.
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Earlier Event: March 5
Southern Select Alpaca Show
Later Event: May 21
Kentucky Sheep & Fiber Festival