Tuesday, June 30, 2009

The Arrival of Fuzzy, the Llama.

Finally Monday arrived. It seems like we have been waiting for weeks to bring Fuzzy home. It was again a wet, dreary day when we got up. We were so excited. We picked up the handy dandy borrowed horse trailer and headed to Harmony, Maine. I had no clue how to load a llama. Do they trailer like a horse? No, clue! Tracy, Fuzzy's mom was there to help. She told us that it was best to lead her in by her halter and she would kush (the term used for a llama laying down). I am working on my llama terminology. Evidently, llamas lay down when traveling, they can even be taught to kush on command. Catching Fuzzy was the big deal. It took four of us to catch her and get the halter on. Once the halter was in place she was quiet and easily led. She went into the trailer like a champ. I didn't use a flash, I was afraid I would scare her.

We arrived back at the farm without any mishap. Tracy went into the trailer to bring Fuzzy out. See what a kush is? Who knew.

Tracy led Fuzzy out the front door very easily.

Fuzzy was very interested in her new home. I love when the llamas put their ears together. I bet there is a term for that too.

They have the longest eye lashes, and are so stately.

After a bit of walking around, sampling the grass and getting the lay of the land. The sheep came to check out their newest pasture partner. I could hear them. "Hello, I'm Carlotta and this is Moriah, welcome, welcome. You are surely a strange looking sheep. However, look at those other sheep, they are a bit strange too. They call themselves, goats. Hmmm..."

She settled in very well. She loves the grass and open space. The goats were completely happy with their new friend. Goats are not the least bit snooty.

Fuzzy is at attention with any new noise. We see her staring at the woods, road, etc.... Just keeping watch.
Currently, she is busy with two separate flocks since our sheep and goats graze separately. If she is with the goats, she never lets the sheep out of her site and equally so the other way too. We are pleased to welcome Fuzzy to our farm. Thank you for stopping by and visiting with us.
Much love and prayers from Mainely Ewes Farm
Kelly

6 comments:

Lisa T. said...

She's beeeutifal! I am so jealous!

Congratulations!

Smiles,
Lia

Kelly or Alex said...

Thank you Lisa. We are so excited!
Kelly

basicliving@backtobasicliving.com said...

Awwww! Fuzzy is so darn cute! I've always heard Llamas make excellent guard animals. Congrats on your adorable addition!

Eggs In My Pocket / Yesteryear Embroideries said...

Hi found your comment on my blog and thank you for stopping by! Fuzzy looks so sweet! I am sure she will be such a wonderful addition to the farm! Loved visiting here. blessings,Kathleen

Terri and Randy Carlson said...

It will be fun to see how Fuzzy looks when she grows out her fleece. It's amazing, how skinny they look when fully sheared. Llamas are a fun addition. I'm sure you'll enjoy her!

Farm Chick Paula said...

Awwww! The first picture made me giggle- those ears are so cute I want to pinch them off!