Tag Archives: Aurora

The 2023 Calendar

16 Nov

Last week, I finally finished putting together my calendar for the coming year.  The cover and then January through December.


Hilda and Shellie


Aurora (I think the goat is Athena with her daughter)


Maisie and Casey



If you want one, HERE is the link to Shutterfly.  (Full disclosure, I don’t get a penny from it; it’s cheaper than me ordering a bunch and losing money though.)

Just Some of the Animals

30 Jul

With trying to get the barn cleaned out, I haven’t had much time to take pictures, so I’m just giving you a few leftovers from the last week or so.

How I wish I could get Zora tamed down to keep her.

3 generations: Daisy, Zora, and Bambi


Margarita’s kids: Terry and Howie

I thought the birds would have eaten all the green stuff out of the pen by now, but the chickens don’t seem to care for what’s growing in there.

The little flowers in front of Mr. Peacock are stinking chamomile.  I am deathly allergic to them. I’m going to have to get rid of it before it spreads and I can’t even get in to take care of them, but I hate to spray things.

Mr. Peacock

Pasture is still tall and the seeds have dropped.  At this point we’re putting off making hay.  It might even be fall, but if we get rain, it will really improve the quality of hay at this point.

Purl walking through pasture.

Aurora–the last picture I took of her.

Cinnamon still has all of her fur!  I’m hoping to stay on top of the copper so she doesn’t get that bare streak down her face again before the winter.


Flower is still looking really good!


Miss Goose is enjoying her pool and not sitting on a nest.

Miss Goose

And some not quite livestock.

Bob under the deck when it was really hot




24 Jul

This one breaks my heart.  Aurora came to the farm in 2017.

Aurora when she arrived

Almost immediately she suffered from ulcers.  It was a long hard battle for her to recover.

Aurora spent the winter in the garage, and was finally getting to go outside that spring.

Antigone and Aurora.  Aurora loved the kids.  She was truly a guard llama.

And she’s never fully recovered. I’ve struggled to keep weight on her with the damage to her stomach.

I gave her extra feed; I became a bonding time for us, and I think she truly trusted me.  That’s saying a lot for this girl.  I do think she had a rough start.


I babied her through the winters; I did everything I could to keep her going.  And she even looked pretty good throughout the summers.

Odie, Aurora, Maybeline

This spring, her ulcers came back.  I debated on treatment, and I finally decided that she couldn’t take any more.  It has been hard to just survive these last four years, and I couldn’t ask her to go through more.

Aurora (2011 – 24 Jul 2022)

The heat the last week has been hard on her, and I had decided to call the vet on Monday to come out, but she got down on Sunday and couldn’t get up.  Bless Maybeline.  She told me something was wrong, so I went and found Aurora and called the vet.  She’s finally at peace on her forever farm.