No school today, so what better way to spend the afternoon than on a Mom and daughter date to a llama farm? We learned about what to look for and what to avoid in a llama, how to feed and care for them, and here, we were getting a grooming lesson with Rosabella, an animal with fur so smooth and soft that I'm surprised Rose didn't shriek, "It's so fluffy I could DIE!" We learned that there are "packer" llamas with short hair and "wooly" llamas who are fluff-balls. We learned that llamas very rarely spit at people and those who do are not the type of llamas we want. No thank you. We learned that a female would be best for our purposes and that even though they're a herd animal, they can can also bond to other species--like our goats.
I haltered two different llamas and then Rosie took Flight for a walk
and even loaded her into a van. I was told that many people transport their llamas via mini-van.
I kid you not.
It was a very fun day and made me think that maybe we are capable of llearning llama.
We're lleaning that way.