The New Pioneer – Raising Llamas

The New Pioneer Raising Llamas

It’s been a busy time of year for published articles and this time around we’re talking about Llamas in the New Pioneer Summer issue.  If you homestead or have dreams of working the land I highly recommend this magazine.

The stories and awesome information are from people working the land which is something close to my heart.  I’ve never written an article I haven’t actually done myself so I really appreciate the connection this magazine places with the writer and their work.

Sheep with Gypsy and family

Many people choose dogs or donkeys to protect their livestock and for whatever reason we’ve always chosen a llama to stay in the pasture with our animals.  Our dogs have always been used to protect the rest of the homestead.

We had several llamas on our farm at different times and each one was unique but I do believe Kevin who was closest to Blake was the most social and he even had followers on Facebook.  People would actually drive by to see him and many were not happy when we sold him with our cows.

My Llamas and Family Published

Gypsy and George though were something else, I’ll never forget having a llama born on my birthday, I later sold him back to North Texas Llamas because at the time we just didn’t have land space for him.  He was an unexpected blessing and brought the farm a lot of joy.

I do look forward to bringing in a new llama to protect whatever small livestock we decide to raise at Quail Grove; this won’t be anytime soon as we’re pretty swamped right now.

If you’d like to learn more about raising llamas check out The New Pioneer, it can be found at Tractor supply, sometimes Lowes, Barnes and noble and most grocery retailers.  It comes out each season so maybe you like to just subscribe here.  Enjoy!

The New Pioneer Summer 2018 - Llamas for Guard Animals


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  1. daisy says:

    Congrats on another published article! You have so much knowledge to share.
    Enjoy your weekend!

  2. mickie mclaughlin says:

    Published AGAIN!!!!!! How do you do everything? Can’t have a llama, but love reading about them. Keep inspiring us., Carole.

    1. Carole says:

      A little crazy isn’t it? Didn’t realize they would all be publishing around the same time but it is neat to see them in the store. Llama’s are so fun and I hope to one day have one again. We just need to keep things a little simple right now until this Tiny project kicks off.

  3. I need to learn how you do it all. Congrats!
    My neighbor raised alpacas. Are llamas bigger than alpacas?

    1. Carole says:

      They are bigger and let’s just say my lifestyle seems to be 24/7. Not having animals right now with the exception of the dog does help me get more done. I Think that’s why I’m dragging my feet and waiting…

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