Welcome! We are a small 30 acre family farm located in Paw Paw, Michigan. We raise alpaca and sheep for their fiber. We have Indian Runner Ducks to cleanse the fields and give us eggs, and donkeys named Hodie and Patrick to protect the alpaca. Our barn cats protect the grain and dogs patrol the farm yard - and keep us company. Now we've added dwarf goats to help control the weeds.
CanDo Acres is proud to sell quality fiber and fiber products. Our inventory includes socks of many sorts, inserts (a best seller), hats, gloves, mittens, blankets, pillows, dryer balls, some hand-crafted scarves and headbands, as well as animal-themed bags and purses. We always have something new. You will also find "make and take" kits of projects that are fun for the whole family.
We also have available alpaca "poo" products. Yes, you read that right. Alpaca poo is a quality fertilizer that won't burn plants the way that some animal manure can and does not contain weed seeds. We sell re-purposed 50lb feed bags full for outdoor gardens, as well as small bags of dried ground poo to use as houseplant amendment. Don't worry, there is no unpleasant smell with this product, only excellent nutrients for your plants and flowers.
For those of you that like to bake, we sell quality duck eggs in 6 or 12 packs. Duck eggs are slightly larger and have more yolk - to - whites ratio than chicken eggs and are higher in protein. Many of our customers use duck eggs just as they would chicken eggs, but they are especially good for baking, making your baked goods extra fluffy. Our ducks are free-ranging and you will notice the vivid color of the yolk that comes from good country foraging.
Be sure to check out the link (on the left) of pictures of the alpaca with names so that those who purchased yarns can see the animals that contributed to the specific skeins. Mixes change annually to improve quality of the fiber and the color combinations available.
Soon we will add a link to events for the upcoming year. Many expressed an interest in learning more about how to work with alpaca fiber (wet felting, needle felting, crocheting and dyeing) so we will be offering classes and opportunities to gather for fiber and fellowship.
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