Tuesday, August 31, 2010


everyone should be so lucky to have a superhero around all the time.

Sunday, August 15, 2010


I cant seem to keep up.

And dont even get me started on sneaky zucchini.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Shoo fly

Dont bother me.

Or my llamas, please.

The flies here at the farm seem to have gotten worse just in the last several days.
Im not certain why, but I can tell you that the llama ladies have been taking a lot of dust baths to help aid in fly relief.

And then they look at me like this: pleading with me to help them...

So, help is what I shall do.

Kip is very interested in what I have in my hand.

He wants me to tell him what it is. And really? He wants me to tell him that its just for him.

When I tell him that he cant have it...he calls Joey over to try to convince me otherwise.

I show it to Toni and tell her that this is really going to help with those darn flies. Im not sure she believes me.

S was here to help hang the traps. We had to be a little creative when we hung them. We decided to secure a board to the fence post so the fly trap can hang away from the fence a bit.

So that these four little sneaky sneaksters cant get a hold of the traps.

I have this disposable style.

As well as this reusable style. Ill be curious to see if one works better than the other.

In the mean time tho, I have one other thing that I am hopeful will keep the flies at bay. Yes, fly spray.

And Dolly and Toni did such a good job letting me spray them and wipe their faces...it was treats all around.

Keep your fingers crossed that those pesky flies stay away.

Monday, August 2, 2010

A visitor from back home

S's mom, Barb, has come to visit. (photo courtesy of G, the little guy)

She arrived on Sat afternoon and naturally, the first thing to do once she arrived was to go out and introduce her to the animals.

Shes not so sure about the llamas.

I let her know that they are very, very sweet.

And that they love you if you have carrots.

After that, she decided it was safe to move in a little closer.

We have been having a very plentiful plum harvest.

We have been making plum juice.

And plum jam.

And plum and yogurt popsicles.

And to show Barb that we dont just get to play with animals and fruit all day....
We do have to do work. Just ask G.

And some of it is really hard work. Like making cut out cows.

Can you believe just a couple days ago she was hesitant to be too close to the llamas?

And she did a great job at being goat grain monitor...the goat boys tend to get a little excited about their grain, ya know.

And just when I am already surprised beyond belief at the way she has taken to the animals....she goes one step further and gives out goat boy kisses and scratches. Such a very happy surprise!!!

And she said she didnt want to spend too much time outside....