If you have followed us for any amount of time, you know GREEN is one of our farm’s “official” colors. It’s in our logo, and it is normally used in any thing we have our name on.
Why Green? Green echos our beloved mountains that surround the farm. Green reminds us of the soft green pastures our animals graze in. Green is the color of life on the farm. Green also reminds us of why we chose to raise alpacas in the first place- they are easy on the land, produce a renewable resource, and are a model of efficiency in their habits. Alpacas, for us, are the ultimate in “green” farming!
One of our goals in raising these animals was to positively impact our community, while having a minimal impact on the environment. This month we moved even farther toward that goal. As of August 9th, our farm is powered entirely by SOLAR energy. As long as the sun is out, we are producing clean, efficient power to run fans for the animals, light the barns, heat water in the winter, and so much more. We are able to store power for the evening, and we are feeding excess power back into the grid to help provide power to neighboring farms.
We’ve always said everyone on the farm has a job, and now we’ve put the sun to work as well. It really is that easy being green. What’s next? Who knows?
If you would like to see our green farm in action, schedule a visit with us HERE. If you would like more information on how we went solar, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or give us a call at 865-548-7111, and we would be happy to give you more information.