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.
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.
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!