Yesterday I had a visit from an old high school friend whom I haven't seen in years - I think our 20th reunion was the last time we saw each other and that would have been in 1996! We reconnected recently on Facebook and she wanted to see the llamas and my yarns so yesterday she and a friend came to visit. It was a lot of fun and there wasn't nearly enough time to catch up so we're going to have to meet again soon to talk more! Her friend had spent several years in Peru where llamas are a common sight since they're used as beasts of burden there. She missed seeing llamas and was thrilled to reconnect with them again. And, small world, her husband works for the same company as JB!
I wish we had crias for them to see. But, it appears that all the females we bred last Fall did not get pregnant. I thought for sure Belle was pregnant by the looks of her when we sheared her in July but now we're thinking she is just fat and grouchy. :o( We'll expose several of our top females to our top herd sires this coming weekend in the hopes that we'll have some outstanding crias next year. I think this is only the second year we haven't had even one cria on the ranch! Our last cria was born over a year ago, little Hot Shot. So I'm putting in a couple of gratuitous photos of him because I know everyone loves to see crias. The first photo is when he was a newborn, just learning to stand. The second photo is a couple of weeks later - what a difference a little bit of time makes!
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