Looking for a Llama

It’s generally not a good sign when you see a wake of vultures over the pasture.  They were feeding on the remains of a goose that a coyote got.



I’ve decided I need to devote some time and energy to finding another llama to be a guardian of the herd.

cat in grass


No matter how diligent Bob is, I’m not sure how my little livestock guardian cat would fare against a coyote.

orange tabby cat

I went to the sale barn today.  They had a huge assortment of animals (even laying hens), but do you think they had a llama?

Calves being unloaded

pot-bellied pigs

Goat at sale barn




Nope, so I’m still looking for a llama.

Sharing with SOOC Sunday

Scavenger Hunt Giveaway

I’ve decided to have a giveaway for an 8×10 photo print.  The prints that you can choose from are below, featured in my very loose interpretations of Ashley’s Scavenger Hunt Sunday items.

Window:  I had just a small window in the grass to take this shot of the thrasher on her nest.

Nesting Thrasher

Square:  There are many squares in the woven wire fence.

wintery sunset

Picture in picture:  Dare I say there’s a rose in the picture of the sheet music?

Musical Rosebud

Curve:  The forks have curved tines.

Strawberry Love

Pattern:  I love the pattern in the coyote’s fur.


Llama:  I love the sky in this shot.

The Djali Llama

Norma Jean:  Nothing like a cow in silhouette.

Heifer Silhouette

Yes, I know I have a couple of extra shots, but these are the seven prints to choose from. If you want to enter to win, just leave a comment and tell me which one you would like.  You can earn extra entries by liking my Eden Hills Photography facebook page.  Just like it and come tell me you did.  You can also earn an entry by liking my market.  Again, just come back and let me know you did.  Make sure that I have a way to contact you (if you leave an e-mail with your comment, I can see it, but it is not published).

I will do a random drawing on September 30th and announce the winner on October 1.

Sharing with Scavenger Hunt Sunday, Monday Mellow Yellows, Bird D’Pot, I Heart Macro, Macro Monday, Camera Critters, Saturday’s Critters, and Shadow Shot Sunday.

Happy Goats

Once I got the cows on the Back Forty, I set about moving the goats around.  First, I let my moms out.  They were very happy to see they could get to pasture.

goats going to pasture

Some took off without thought of their kids.  Some kids followed and some stayed in the barnyard.

Blaze's doe Sugar's buck and doe

Blaze’s doe
Sugar’s buck and doe

Pistol was a bit more conservative and made sure she had all three of her kids.

doe goat and triplest

They had only been out there a couple of minutes, when my non-mom goats noticed their companions had been let out into the big pasture.  It didn’t matter that they’d had access to the front pasture for the last couple of weeks while the moms were locked in the barnyard.  Nope.  They were still jealous.

goats in pasture

They ran to join the moms.  I’m not going to lie.  I think a goose might have been run over.

running goat collage

Even my ten-year-olds joined in the race to the pasture (well, Millie walked regally out to pasture).  Minnie and Meg were acting like spring kids!

old goats collage

Of course, when the two groups met, it required the typical head-butting and horn locking behaviors that drive me crazy.

doe goat fight collage

It didn’t last long though because everyone wanted to eat.

goats in pasture

There were family reunions.  Star was quick to locate her mom, Vixen.

doe goats

Everyone was happy with the move.

wether goat in pasture

Litha’s quads found my thinking stone.  I’m impressed!

goat kid rock collage

Finally, the llama joined the party!


Everyone is on the Back Forty that’s supposed to be there!

Sharing with Song-ography where the song is Happy by Parrell Williams, Shadow Shot Sunday, Monday Mellow Yellows, Mosaic Monday, Mandarin Orange Monday, and Blue Monday.

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