Jacquie & I had set Sunday aside for a good visit. I ended up being gone from home almost all day and didn't get anything done at home... but like the title says it was time well wasted. :)
Its been about a year since I've been out to their farm. Zara, from yesterday's post, is a new addition since I was there last. And their heeler Ringer sure has grown up into a nice dog:
Ringer tied up out of the way
while some horse doctoring was going on
Jacq & Ben are "late in life farmers". They started 5 years ago, following Ben's life long dream. I personally think that's pretty awesome!! They raise cattle (Black Angus I believe) and sheep, and of course have horses and a donkey (I missed getting Chili's picture!) The sheep are where Zara comes in. She's not just a pretty yard ornament. She and her buddy Achmed protect the sheep.
Achmed the llaca
she's a cross of llama & alpaca
Achmed isn't as friendly as Zara. She's a bit more aloof and timid. Also whenever she got close she screwed up her face like she was considering spitting at the camera.
I personally think that Zara is prettier, then again most alpacas seem cuter to me than llamas. But I have to say that I love the little white tips on Achmed's ears: