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Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Reconnecting with Old Friends & Best on Blogspot

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!


And finally, I'm doing some shameless promotion (okay, begging if you will) for votes on Best on Blogspot. You can click on the link to the right of this post or you can click here to go to the site. You can vote once daily and voting ends tomorrow, so this isn't a long drawn out homework assignment, just an easy click today and tomorrow if you visit my blog again tomorrow. Thanks!

19 comments:

Karen said...

Voted. What an adorable little creature!

PJ said...

beautiful photos! i went to vote again, and i think you can only vote once. first i checked out the results to get the number and then i went back and clicked on the poll and the number was the same. have a great day...hugz!

Split Rock Ranch said...

Karen: Thank you - on both accounts!

PJ - Sometimes it does weird things - thank you for trying though. Maybe try again tomorrow?

Daisy said...

I just voted! You are TIED now! Good luck.

Pricilla said...

Awwwwww, how totally cute.

I voted. You are winning now!

Theresa said...

You know us all too well, of course we love to see the crias. Hope we get some photos of new babies next year. They are so cute!

WillOaks Studio said...

I find any baby animal to be just adorable..same is true of the crias, but also, how clear that elegant line and stance becomes in the little ones who haven't grown a lot of fur yet. I just love their posture--they seem so proud! We'll be done with this voting tomorrow then, right? A cliff-hanger x 2!! Ha ha....

Hot Rocks said...

It is so nice to reconnect with old pals! Love the second photo of the llama!

PJ said...

did you delete your entrecard? or is it hidden so well i can't find it...hehehe. i see you dropped on me and i can't seem to drop on you back.

Ann said...

Oh how fun, there are so many of my high school friends that I've lost touch with, it would be great to see some of them again.
Adorable pictures by the way, I'm off to go vote now.

Split Rock Ranch said...

Daisy: Thank you!!!

Pricilla: Thank you - on both accounts!

Theresa: Who doesn't love a cria?! I hope we have some babies next year.

WillOaks: Yes, you can tell a lot about the conformation when they're young but it takes awhile for them to completely "unfold" so you can fairly judge them. Yes, tomorrow is the last day for voting - I've been voting for you daily and so far you're winning!! Congrats!

Hot Rocks: It certainly is nice to reconnect with old friends. I'm so glad for Facebook. I like the second photo, too. That first one he's still a bit scrunched up!

PJ - Yes I deleted the widget but haven't closed the account yet because I wanted to make sure I have all my blogger friends already tagged before I completely sever the ties. I visited your blog and by habit clicked... oops! Thanks for trying to drop back though. ;o)

Ann: I, too, have lost touch with so many of my friends, especially after we moved out to the boondocks. Glad you like the pics. Thank you for voting!

PS - Thanks to all my good blogging pals we're now in the LEAD! Thank you to all of you - you're the best!

RE Ausetkmt said...

ooooo how cute. he sure is photogenic. just like Chocolate Chip. kinda looks like a Tuxedo Llama. LOL

BeadedTail said...

Hot Shot was an adorable cria! I love how llamas always look so proud like they know just how cute they are!

Split Rock Ranch said...

RE: Actually his grandpa is a full black and white tuxedo with spats and everything!

BT: He is still adorable, even at a year old - he is still small and super wooly now! And yes, they are very elegant regal animals (most of the time).

Sara Katt said...

Tried to vote, but the poll was closed. You seem to be doing alright without my vote. So sweet. All the best
Purrs
Sara

P.S. Did you remove your Entrecard? You are still on the lists.

Hmmm.. I'll just make sure you are on my blog roll!

LizzyT said...

Sorry I was too late to vote, but I think you have won anyway. If that is right congratulations!

Elizabeth said...

Love your sweet llamas, and your wools are amazing. Visiting via the discussions at MCC to Follow your blog and be your FB fan.

DayPhoto said...

What a darling little llama!

Wow! I see you have 118 followers. Cool!

Linda
http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com/

Rose Works Jewelry said...

Sounds like you had a fun time :)