Tag Archives: Odie

Fall on the Farm

23 Oct

It’s really looking like fall now.  Can you see all the big round bales in my building?

The colors are turning yellow.

I did see one late monarch, but it was not very active on that cool morning.  I’m afraid it’s not going to make the flight south.

I’m still checking my girls because they technically have a couple more weeks they could have a cria, but I’m not holding my breath.

Aurora and Odie on the bottom

I have about one tree on the farm that turns beautiful colors.

Odie and the goats

We are also getting lots of beautiful sunsets!


It’s definitely getting close to time for me to hibernate for the winter.

I’m ready for a long winter’s rest.


Here We Go Again

17 Oct

The last couple of years have really made me wonder why I have animals.  The copper has been a nightmare.  Maybe if it hadn’t taken eight years to get a diagnosis, it wouldn’t be so overwhelming.

Bonnie is losing the hair on her nose and really, her entire coat is thin.

As it is, I gave everyone another round of copper this week.

That means they are up to eight grams of copper on the year; although, Betty and Clover are now at ten grams.

Clover and Sky (I’m not barking at her; she’s barking at me.)

Add to that the llamas’ ulcers, and I’m ready to quit.  Aurora has recovered amazingly.  She’s doing wonderfully.

Aurora and Maybeline

Tony is losing weight again.  Now, once they’ve had ulcers, they are more susceptible.  He took a bite of llama feed and quit.  I’m trying to get the meds for him, but, just to make things fun, it is no longer available, but I just found out that I can still get the generic (and I kind of wish I had known there was a generic version earlier).  Crazy.


He spends all of his time along the fence pacing and staring at the girls.  I think that’s his stressor.  He wants to breed.

Honestly, that was Llenny’s stressor too.  If I can get him healed up and weight back on him, I will probably see if I can have the vet castrate him over the winter.

Hopefully, that will get rid of his stressor.  Poor handsome boy.

Besides, it’s obvious that Odie and Maybeline want nothing to do with a stud–stinking Black Widow Llady Llamas.


I’m at the point now that I think I was wrong again, and they are never going to have a baby.  Seriously, goats get out for five minutes and four does are bred; these girls have spent months with three different studs and can’t give me a single cria.

Enjoying Pasture

28 Aug

The pasture looks so pretty where we made hay.

Aurora, Odie, and Maybeline

The recent rains have helped the grass to grow, and the llamas are happy that they can get out there and truly graze again.

Maybeline and Odie

The goats are really enjoying it too.

Of course, they are still browsers and want to eat any leaf they can reach.


Even if that means waiting for a favorable breeze before they can catch it.

I could spend all my time back here right now, if only I had time.  I think the boys on the front pasture might be jealous of the nice green lawns.

Anubis and Zeus

Where’s Tony?


Okay.  He was lying down.  It’s not really that tall.