We went to Pontious Farm this morning to pick some strawberries. And pick we did.
We got about 2 lbs of berries. Thats just enuf for one batch of freezer jam. Or some yummy smoothies. Or just some plain, delicious berries! It was actually pretty slim pickins. The patch had been pretty picked over. Seeings how it was on a first come first served system! Must have been many berry hunters before us. But we did okay and we all had a great time. Of course, some of us ate more than we picked!
They had a little spot for the kids where there was a swing set and a huge sandbox and some picnic tables. They had a great, big, super, furry dog named Harley. Who, I have to say, was not all that fond of G. I think she was fine with the bigger kids, but had come to realize that the little ones maybe get a little carried away. So, we moved on. They had some geese, a farms worth of cats, and some horses.
I, however, was on the lookout for the llamas. One of the owners had said they were over in the barn lot. K and I were searching every nook and cranny we could find. No llamas. Then, I hear K hollering for me to come quick. She found them. So, G and I stepped up the pace and caught up with K who was on the other side of the field. And there they were. 2 of the cutest things on Earth. They were way back in the middle of the field. The moment they saw us they headed over. I mean the moment they saw us. They were so sweet. They approached us and checked us out. Smelled us to make sure we were okay. We passed the test with flying colors!
You have to understand that as much as I talk about llamas, this was really the first time I have ever got to really see one. Close up. Really touch one and get to watch them. I have always been drawn to them for some reason. But have never had the opportunity to be around them. I fell in love. Just like I knew I would.
She was bigger and for sure more friendly than the little one. But, the owner did say that they had just recently gotten the little one and she was still trying to figure everything out. Trying to get used to her new surroundings.
Hook, line, and sinker. How can he resist that? A great big llama hug. If S was ever unsure of my desire to one day have a farm with some llamas...he has no doubts now. I mean, come on, how could he after that?
This is Izzy. I believe, also known as, Isadora Junebug.
She was smaller than Thumbelina, but I am not sure of the age difference. She would eat from your hand, but was really not liking the idea of anyone touching her. I am not real up on llama body language, but this pic looks like she just wants us to leave her alone.
I was in heaven. They were so sweet. So curious. So much softer than I could have imagined. They just soaked up the llama love and gave it all back to you in return. They tried to get a hold of my sunglasses and managed to swipe G's hat!
I could have stayed there for hours just playing and watching and cuddling. But, G had to have his nap. So, we had to leave and everyone was a little sad to do so. But we will for sure go back.
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