Monday, April 19, 2010

A little more than 200 miles=a weekend of happiness

And so it happened. My first ever DRIVE to see my friend, danni. You see, since I moved to Washington state, I can now drive to see her instead of having to fly....and I have to say....this is one of the best things ever. I should have moved closer to her a LONG time ago. Im just sayin.

Upon my arrival, I think the llama ladies were a little concerned that I may upset the daily routine. See how they looked at me?

They were pretty quickly won over with some carrot coins.

But you have to be quick in this crowd. Amazingly, Kai was the one to nab this particular carrot coin.

And she had no problem leaving Dolly looking like this after she walked off with that carrot in her mouth.

I, of course, had to spend some time with the critter farm donkeys.

This was my first time meeting Beau. Hes such a sweet boy. And those ears of his just make my heart go pitter pat.

The goats had a good brushing.

And Kai was very, very curious about that pile of fuzzy goat hair. But if you look closely, you can see that she kept an eye on danni that whole time she was sniffing that pile of fuzzy hair. Just to make sure that she didnt get any ideas about using that brush on her lovely llama hair.

Luckily, I was there just in time. Because we got to clean out the goat house.

And even luckier yet, I got to feed the llamas. Which meant that I got to hold the bucket while Dolly enjoyed her tasty hay treats.

She even shared with Kai....for a minute anyway.

And then she wanted it all to herself again. Shes searching very intensely for those tasty one point I was wondering if she was gonna stick her whole head in there.

After a couple days tho, it was time for me to head back home. To Washington. In my car. (I just love that) And for my second first time ever....look what I got to bring home with me.

Yep. Thats right. My very own dozen of critter farm 12 hours of airplanes and airports to stop me from enjoying those eggs this time.

A specialty Dottie egg, too, of course. Seeing critter farm eggs in my fridge made me smile all day today.

And never to be forgotten by the cool miss danni....the kids (and S and I) were sent home some very yummy cupcakes.

I have a feeling that Im gonna be doing this way more often now.


Farmer Jen said...

Yay! So fun! Loved your post. said...

What a fun weekend! I just love those pictures of the llamas. The look on their faces is just priceless. It's so wonderful you are now within driving distance, isn't it?

Brenda said...

What a great weekend! I've enjoyed reading both posts from you and Danni. What a wonderful friendship you have.

Melody said...

What a great day! :)
Melody (

Lilla said...

I predict once-a-month visits at least! I mean really, 200 miles is nothing when it means you get to see your best friend and all those cute critters...and bring home farm fresh eggs to boot!

Farmgirl_dk: said...

Isn't it funny how the timing is always right to clean out a goat house or a chicken coop whenever you come here? Fascinating how that works out. And what are the chances that BOTH would need it this time? :-)
Sure feels good to have that done, though - aside from your help, your mere presence made those jobs absolutely delightful!
Now, my big question for you is: Can you find your way home in the dark now? If so, this will make our weekends together even longer. lol ♥

J.J. said...

Looks like you had a great time! My loss is Danni's gain. Isn't she the best, Danni?! Can't wait to read all about your adventures. Love ya!

Diane said...

I bet it was good seeing all the critters again..soon you'll have your own critters to brush and clean up after..what fun!
I bet those eggs are gonna taste delicious for breakfast..hope you still have some when I get there..haha

warren said...

How cool...I am glad you too can be better not get animals or neither of you will be able to travel!

goatgirl said...

I'm glad you are brushing up on your farming skills.

sugarcreekstuff said...

Yay eggs!
Driving is always way more fun than flying. I love the critter pics. :)

inadvertent farmer said...

Now how do I get you to come over and clean out the camel house?

I'm so glad you two had such a wonderful (and productive time)...and cupcakes to boot! I can see you making this a regular thing...Kim