Well, well -- kudos to the following llamas:
Anya & NightOwl
Katey & Brianna
Amanda & Travis
for the assistance in making the 18th Annual Best of Missouri Market at the Missouri Botanical Gardens so fabulous.
It was a LONG two day-event -- with thousands of people coming to see the llamas and ask the oft-repeated question: "What's the difference between a llama and alpaca?" We answered that one until we were blue in the face!
No thanks to the people who don't use opportunities for a "teachable moment" for their kids -- e.g. the parent who watched as her daughter destroyed my spinning wheel -- pumping as fast as she could until the drive band busted. Not so happy about that one.
We passed out lots of information and coloring pages; Wier World brochures and "Basic care" brochures; fiber samples from a rescue llama and business cards. It was wonderful.
Not likely to do it again as it was very difficult on both people and animals, but it was an experience.