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Oh, No You Didn’t

20 Sep

I spend my time trying to make sure Aurora gets to have extra food to help her gain weight.

Aurora

I’ve tried to keep the mosquitoes off of her.

What does she do to repay me?  Look at those ears…

I asked for a kiss, and she leaned in like she usually does, and then she spit.  Yep.  First time I’ve had one of my llamas spit at me.  Seriously??????

It was even a spit and run.  Brat.

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Weekend Work

9 Sep

When I got home for the weekend on Friday, the goats were on the hill just outside the barnyard.

Myson was checking something out rather closely.  What was it?

Myson

There were trucks and woven wire in the Back Forty.  They came to work on the fence!

Friday night they managed to complete the short leg of the fence other than putting the clips on to fasten the netting to the metal posts.

Saturday they came back and continued to work on the long stretch.

The goats were not a fan of the big equipment back there.

I think it’s only the second time we’ve used my post driver on my farm; although, it’s had a lot more use elsewhere.

Nothing bothers llamas.

Tony in front; Maybeline and Odie under the tree

I was working on getting the clips on.

Maybeline and Odie were checking things out.

Odie in front; Maybeline behind

They even managed to walk through the gate.  I’m not sure they look too happy about all of this.

Then I had to make a run to town because we didn’t have enough netting.

We’re making progress!

The Llamas

5 Sep

The llamas are getting wooly.  That makes it hard for me to tell how Aurora’s weight is progressing.

Aurora

I’ve thought about calling the vets from Iowa State to come check her just to make sure I’m still doing things right.  She’s not eating as much of the llama feed, and I can’t decide if her weight is okay or not.

It would also give me a chance to have them look at Maybeline and Odie and do ultrasounds on them.

Odie

If mood is any indication, Maybeline has been rather cranky lately.

Maybeline

I know Tony is a proven stud.  He wants to do his job.

Tony

But these two are just not cooperative.  I would like to know if I can move him with the bucks and let Aurora back with the other girls and fun things like that.

Then I just have to worry about whether or not Buster will be nice to Tony.

Buster Brown

How can these animal personalities be as hard to deal with as human personalities?