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Hot, Hazy Days

3 Jul

We have certainly reached the hot, humid days of summer where my camera fogs up the second I step out the door.

Fogged over Hera with Reva and Butterscotch in the back

It’s the kind of weather where you can almost hear the corn growing.

Front to back: Sonny, Cher, and Addie

Our temperatures are near 90°F (32.22°C), and the dew point is tropical.

Sisters from another mother: Moira and Venus

2TC

Cinquain (trying to lick Xerxes’s salt block), Seven and Joy

Maybeline

It’s the kind of weather that makes me want to stay inside, and even the goats and llamas are feeling it.

Penny

Tansy

Chiffon is really getting a lot nicer now that her sister is gone.

It looks like this trend is going to continue for the next couple of weeks.

National Llama Appreciation Day

21 Jun

Apparently, today is National Llama Appreciation Day, at least according to the Greater Appalachian Llama and Alpaca Association.  There is a National Llama Day on December 9th also, which seems to have been around a lot longer.  But today, it’s all about appreciating my llovely lladies.

Aurora

I really do appreciate them, even though they refuse to give me a cria.

Maybeline

I would appreciate them more if they weren’t black widows, but today is about appreciating them.

Odie

I’ve had several people tell me they’ve seen the girls chasing coyotes off the farm.  That’s why I brought them here–protecting the herd.

I also enjoy using their fiber.

They are truly strange and amazing creatures!

Just Some Critters

19 Jun

Here are some of the critters from the last week or so.  Aurora is looking much better now that her fleece is growing out.

Aurora

I can’t believe my baby Myson turned eight in March.  How is the whole herd getting so old?

Myson Osboer

My older lady goose is sitting on the nest.  I was a bit worried when she decided to sit with that open wire behind her.  A raccoon could easily grab her.

So I closed the door, and when it scared her, she stepped off the nest.  Luckily there is only about eight or ten eggs in the nest.

Aurora again.  She has been really sweet lately and giving lots of kisses.

My peacock is looking pretty handsome.  I obviously need to clean out their area though.

Seven is such an adorable baby.  He makes me laugh.  He is ornery and funny and hard to catch, but as soon as you pick him up, he’s a snuggler.

Seven

Archie is growing and doing well.  He really is striking with the black and white and silvery tan!

Archie

Somehow, Popcorn got left in the barnyard again so I walked him down to the herd in the Back Forty.  He’s a good kid, sticking close to his maa.

Popcorn

Stitch and Purl are growing.  I go out several times a day to pet and cuddle Purl.

Stitch and Purl

It’s working!  She’s a sweetie.

Sky still sits on the couch and in the chair like this. He’s finally getting to a point where I can go outside and he doesn’t think he has to come too.  He’s enjoying lounging in the air conditioning.  Wimp.

What a goof.