Sunday, October 25, 2009

Llamas, stalls, etc...

WELL, guess what we got today?!? 3 llamas! We've been wanting to get some for a long time now, ever since we got rid of our others. But anyway, these ones are just so pretty! We got 1 male and 2 females (who, are more than likely bred as they have been housed with the male). They are very, very soft and beautiful (& handsome). They are slightly on the wild side, but they'll come to the grain bucket and one is halter and trailer trained. The other two I am going to work with more. Here's some pictures and more info on them.

The male is the black & white one in the front. He is only 2 1/2 years old. His name is "Bill." I might be able to get him registered, we'll see.
Isn't he handsome? His sheared coat is just pure black and shiny! I'll have to get some good pix of him tomorrow or Tuesday.
This is one of the females. She is very pretty and my favorite (wait... I think) so far. Once you catch her, she is completely halter trained and loads in the trailer just like a pro. I don't know her name though - forgot it! I'll just ask tho :). She is about 7 years old.
And this is the other female. She is registered and her name is RATM'S PEPPERCORN - I call her "Peppercorn" or "Pepper." She is a completely different style than the other two - I don't know if "bulky" is the right word, but she is wider. I still have to learn all the different styles of llamas :). She is 8 1/2 years old.
all three of them,

So that's it for the llamas. The other day I straightened, cleaned and made the kidding stalls. Here's what it looks like at the moment - it may change with time ;).

Some of the "medicine cabinet". There are a lot of meds in the fridge and a lot of other care items in a big huge shelf/counter in the milk room.

Not a lot else to update on. We finally sold the two meat bucks that we had for sale - yay! Now we (only!) have 1 Boer buck, 1 Nigerian buck, 4 Mini Nubian bucks, 2 Mini Nubian bucklings, and 1 young Boer/Nub wether. So not bad :).

Have a good night,