Joey the Llama & His Merry Gang of Hungry Goats
Joey, I love you. You are as handsome and as personable as a llama could be.
And fluffy. You get extra points for fluffy. However, we are taking away points for hay and dirt rolling. Knock it off Joey. Don't you know you are to keep that fleece clean! The knitters are depending on you.
Joey is a four year old llama that came to us last week. His owner had to move. Much to her regret, she didn't have room for him at her new house so he is our new livestock guardian llama. Fancy title for a fancy young man.
He is making himself at home in the west pasture with his newly-shorn goat friends.
They enjoy a spirited game of chase every now and again. But not too much. There is serious eating to be done, and the goats are the right animals to do it.
With goats, it's really all about the food. "When and where is my next meal coming from" -- that is their battle cry.
A tree is a good spot to stop for a quick snack. So what if it's over your head. That's why you have the ability to stand on your hind legs. And you use that skill frequently.
Sometimes you have to share your tree with a friend. But that doesn't really matter either. The farm has plenty of trees to go around. Forage the afternoon away.
And sometimes, you just have to take a rest from your repast.
You know, stretch a little between courses. It's good for the digestion. Let your friends make pigs of themselves.
And if all this eating starts to get to you and you begin to worry about your boyish figure, just call the big, shaggy guy over. He's always up for a sprint across the pasture.