Well, Saturday, July 17th was an exciting day.
Ben and I took 5 animals over to Washington Park for their "back to school" event. It's where kids who otherwise might not have school supplies receive donated paper, pencils, backpacks and such. Plus there were free hot dogs and lemonade.
The weather did not cooperate. It was 106 heat index. Yet my wonderful animals allowed themselves to be brushed, spritzed with Groom n Show and handled by perfect strangers. That's Amanda (the tuxedo gal). She looks good for 20, doesn't she? And there's Jimmy, serenading the llamas by playing the flute he got in his backpack of goodies.
I took Amanda, age 20, Sophie and her gal Naomi, Punchau and Vision. A wonderful group of public relations animals.
Then Ben and I came home and were surprised by a new cria in the field. Our Chloe had a little boy, small but mighty.
Jack Dean, our youngest grandson, came over to meet the new baby and hang out at the farm. That's him with Ben meeting our newest cria.
At midnight Denise rolled in with 5 llamas that had just spent the day at the Moultrie-Douglas County Fair llama show. Five went. Five brought home ribbons.
Denise's animals took first (Don Tomas), second (Joao) and third (Spotted Fever) respectively in their classes.
My Pebbles took second and Annika took 4th. Wow. What a day!